Semi-Finals & Finals

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Semi-Finals

  • The four semi-finalists (4 Regional Winners) will face off on the Golden Groove stage of the 2018 New Blues Festival on Saturday, September 1.

 

  • The house band will play 12 bars of the chosen style in the chosen key to begin. Each competitor will play rhythm and accompany the house band. Each competitor will then have two complete turnarounds (24 bars) to solo on their own followed by three complete turnarounds (36 bars) of back and forth head cutting (4 bars each back and forth). Our Judges will then decide upon a winner for that bracket. All decisions of the Judges are Final.  

 

Finals

  • The two finalists will face off on the Main Stage of the 2018 New Blues Festival before 5,000 – 7,000 fans on Sunday, September 2.

 

  • The house band will play 12 bars of the chosen style in the chosen key to begin. Each competitor will play rhythm and accompany the house band. Each competitor will then have two complete turnarounds (24 bars) to solo on their own followed by three complete turnarounds (36 bars) of back and forth head cutting (4 bars each back and forth) and then will have three complete turnarounds (36 bars) of back and forth head cutting (4 bars each back and forth) acapella (without the house band. Our Judges will then decide upon our Grand Prize Winner. All decisions of the Judges are Final.