Press Release-2007 Iowa Blues Challenge-Solo/Duo Acts Finals
Congratulations to Willie McKnight & Alan Smith, winners of the 2007 Iowa Solo/Duo Blues Challenge held September 2nd at Blues on Grand in conjunction with the Gateway Blues Fest. Willie & Alan will receive $250 cash plus $300 travel expenses to Memphis as our state representative at the International Blues Challenge. They were one of four acts to advance from 2 preliminary rounds held in Des Moines and Davenport earlier. A total of 10 Iowa acts participated in the Challenge.
The 2007 Iowa Blues Challenge has been proudly sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Lizard Creek Blues Society, Budweiser and Citadel Broadcasting/94.9KGGO & 98.3WOW
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