Cape Fear Blues Society
Producing, promoting, and presenting blues music throughout the Cape Fear region of North Carolina.
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The Cape Fear Blues Challenge is sponsored by the Cape Fear Blues Society, an affiliate
organization of
The Blues Foundation.  The CFBC band & solo/duo champions earn the right to
compete at the renown
International Blues Challenge held on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.  
The
Cape Fear Blues Challenge is uniquely staged on (or near) the first Saturday of November,
making it one of the final regional blues contests in America to be held just prior to the
IBC.










Acts that compete at our Challenge are vying for a variety of prizes donated by sponsors from within
the Wilmington music community. Past awards have included recording packages, merchandise
certificates, paid gigs, instruments, accessories and (of course) cold, hard cash.










We thank you for your interest in the
Cape Fear Blues Challenge.  For more info on the 2010 event,
email
admin@capefearblues.org or call 910-350-8822.  Please provide all necessary contact
information, including a mailing address and active phone number.  Thank you.
Get information on the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN - click here!
The Cape Fear Blues Challenge is Proudly Sponsored by:
the
CAPE FEAR BLUES SOCIETY
22nd Annual
June 23-25, 2017
Wilmington NC
The 2017 Cape Fear Blues Challenge

Saturday, November 4
5:00 pm
The Rusty Nail / Wilmington NC

For information on the event, please send an email to
info@capefearblues.org
WSNB (Hickory NC)  *IBC Finalist*
TONY ROGERS (Dallas NC)
RICK TOBEY (Wilmington NC)
LIGHTNIN' JAMES (Lillington NC)
RANDY MCQUAY (Wilmington NC)  *IBC Finalist*  *IBC 2015 Winner*
TAMPA BLUE (Southern Pines NC)
TEN DOLLAR THRILL (Wilmington NC)
BULL CITY BLUES BAND (Durham, NC)  *IBC Semi-Finalist*
SPIDER MIKE BOCHEY (Wilmington NC)
BLIND LEMON PLEDGE (Wilmington NC)
THE BILL MILLER BAND (Charlotte, NC)
FAT BASTARD BLUES BAND (Mebane NC)
LAWYERS, GUNS & MONEY (Greensboro NC)  
*IBC Semi-Finalist*
THE CHARLLEY WARD BAND (Greensboro NC)
E-TRAIN & MISSISSIPPI MIKE (Lizard Lick NC)
TD MACDONALD & NEL NICHOLS (Wilmington NC)
THE CHICKENHEAD BLUES BAND (Wilmington NC)
E-TRAIN & THE RUSTED RAILS (Willow Spring NC)
MICHELE & THE MIDNIGHT BLUES BAND (Wilmington NC)
Cape Fear Blues Challenge Champions
Best Self-Produced CD Nominees
Rickey Godfrey / Nasty Man (Nashville TN)
Theresa Blue /
Carolina Blues (Red Springs NC)
Spider Mike Bochey /
West End Blues (Wilmington NC)
Theresa & TC Blue /
Roll Of The Dice (Red Springs NC)
Jim Nelson /
The Blues and Elsewhere (Wilmington NC)
Tommy B. & The Stingers /
Steppin' Out (Wilmington NC)
The Chickenhead Blues Band /
Calico Magic (Wilmington NC)
Mojo Collins /
Live at Corporate Canvas Gallery (Wilmington NC)