Date(s) - 2/16/18 through 2/17/18
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Lafayette Hotel

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Friday night:
Dany Franchi Band 8:00pm
Souliz with Sugar & Spice Blues 9:30pm
Blues Competition starts at noon. Saturday night: Competition winners 8:00pm; Mike Wheeler Band 9:30pm

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society’s 26th annual River City Blues Competition is the oldest blues talent competition in the state of Ohio. Past participants have come from New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Italy, Israel and Pennsylvania. They compete for sponsorship to the International Blues Challenge ( IBC). The first place winner of The River City Blues Competition in 2018 will receive $1,000 in cash and $500 more when they register for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis early in 2019 where they will gain valuable exposure to record label A&R representatives and Blues industry professionals and festival promoters capable of real career advancement for a serious blues musician. Second place will receive $500 and 3rd place $300. If one of them qualify to go to Memphis on the BJFM stage, they will receive an additional $500 when they register for the Challenge. There will be 12 slots in the competition. The big winners, however, are the blues fans who enjoy a weekend of great blues entertainment.

Ticket prices:
Friday night: $20.00 members/$25.00 non-members
Saturday afternoon: $20.00 members/$25.00 non-members
Saturday night: $20.00 members/$25.00 non-members
Weekend Pass: $55.00 members/$70.00 non-members
(Note: BJFM memberships can be purchased on site for $15.00. Memberships are good for one year, and include discounted prices on all BJFM shows.)

Doors open one hour before showtime. For passes, tickets or info call Mary Ann Osborne 304-422-2944 or Helen Holt 304-615-7997, or Peggy Bolen 740-376-0222. VISA/MasterCard/Discover accepted. We will hold your tickets/passes at the door for you to pick up when you arrive.