About The Competition

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Registration Begins January 1, 2019

  • Entry fee: $50  
  • Over $5,000 in cash and prizes
 

 

  • The first fully registered guitar players will be selected to play in the tournament, 16 in each region.  

 

  • A house band (drums and bass) will be provided.
    Style of blues and the key will be selected randomly on stage (e.g., straight shuffle, boogie, slow Blues - major key, slow blues - Minor key, etc.) by one of the contestants using a spin of the wheel or another method to be determined.
 

 

  • All blues will be in a 1-4-5 format, regardless of style pulled.
    Rock, paper, scissors between the two contestants will determine who solos first.

Judging Based On:

Showmanship
30%

Technical merit
30%

Audience
40%

 

Registration Begins January 1, 2019!