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"The oldest & largest Blues Competition in Ohio" 
                                                           - - Steve Wells

20th Annual
River City Blues Competition
February 17 & 18, 2012
Hotel Lafayette, Marietta OH

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta, Ohio announce their 20th annual River City Blues Competition, the oldest and largest blues talent competition in the state of Ohio. Past participants have come from New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. They compete for sponsorship to the International Blues Challenge ( IBC). The first place winner of The River City Blues Competition in 2012 will receive $1200 dollars in cash and BJFM sponsorship to the IBC in Memphis early in 2013 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 winner will receive $600 in cash and third place winner will receive $300 in cash. There will be 15 slots in the competition this year. The big winners, however, are the blues fans who enjoy a weekend of great blues entertainment rarely available in Southeast Ohio at a bargain price. Marietta has set the stage for the other competitions that exist in the state. One of the things that makes the Marietta competition unique is that it has no geographic restrictions and is open to serious Blues acts from anywhere. That is why The River City Blues Competition pulls talent from many states. The Blues is an attitude and state of mind, not confined to a geographical area.
Doors open one hour before showtime. For passes, tickets or info call Mary Ann Osborne 304-422-2944 or Peggy at 740-376-0222 (evenings). VISA/MasterCard/Discover accepted. We will hold your tickets/passesat the door for you to pick upwhen you arrive.
1st preliminary $10/$15 m/nm Fri. 8-11 PM 
2nd preliminary $15/$20 m/nm Sat. 12:30-6 PM
Finals $15/$20 m/nm Sat. 8:00-11:30 PM
$25/$40 m/nm Weekend Pass
Friday, February 17 First Preliminary
8-8:20 pm Silverhorse (4 pc. Band) Marietta OH
8:30-8:50 Chaz Humley and the Effects (4 pc. Band) Teays Valley WV
9-9:20 Big Al & The Capital City Players (4 pc. Band) Columbus OH
9:30-9:50 Scott Horn (Solo) Akron OH
10-10:20 Mojo Theory (5 pc. Band) Columbus OH
Saturday, February 18 Second Preliminary
12:30-12:50 pm Appalachian Criminals (5 pc. Band) Vienna WV
1-1:20 Wade and The Mojo Blues (4 pc. Band) Columbus OH
1:30-1:50 Luther Trammell (Solo) Elyria OH
2-2:20 Vinnie Mele (4 pc. Band) Marietta OH
2:30-2:50 Mack Jump (Solo) Indianapolis IN
3-3:20 The Tee Dee Young Band (5 pc. Band) Lexington KY
3:30-3:50 Elm Street Blues Band (4 pc. Band) Willoughby OH
4-4:20 Gary Applegate (Solo) Indianapolis IN
4:30-4:50 Bourbon Dan and The Chasers (4 pc. Band) Columbus OH
5-5:20 Magic Mama Band (5 pc. Band) Gallipolis OH
Dinner Break @ approximately 6-8 pm/"Finals" start @ 8 pm
Click here for Competition newsletter in adobe format with
more information about the Competition.
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