Hamilton blues musician Alfie Smith and native New Yorker Nicole Christian have been selected to represent the Western NY Blues Society at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
The IBC is a five-day event that includes both band and solo/duo blues music competition, youth and international showcases and seminars. Typically, over 250 acts from 40 states and two dozen countries participate in the four rounds in Memphis. Acts cannot enter directly, but are sponsored by one of over 200 affiliated organizations. The top acts receive cash prizes, professional services and career-changing gigs, and each year, competitors other than those judged as “winners” are “discovered” and as a result, doors open for their future musical endeavors.
Alfie and Nicole will be holding a fundraising event on Nov 10th at Bay City Music Hall in Hamilton. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Alicia House, a rising new talent who just released her first EP, will be guest drumming. She will also be playing an opening set.
Tickets will be available at the door for $10.00