Monday, July 22, 2013

Winners of the MCBS Blues Battle

The winners of  2013 Battle Of the Blues Bands put on by The Magic City Blues Society, held at Iron City this past Sunday, are as follows: 
  • First place band -  Diedra & the Ruff Pro Band
  • Second place band - Hallelujah Junction
  • Third place band - Lefty Collins Band
  •  First place duo - Brewer & Stevo
"Congratulations to the winners in the Battle of the Blues Bands. It was a great competition with ten bands and two duos entered. Amazing talent here in the Birmingham area. The first place bands will be going up to represent Alabama at the International blues competition in Memphis next January." -Roger Stephenson,(President, Magic City Blues Society)

The winners will be booked for paying gigs at MCBS events. 

The first place winner of the band competition will have their choice to headline the October Phelan Park finale or open up for Blues Ball in December. 

The second place winner will play the gig that the first place winner does not choose. 

The third place winner will play for our birthday party in January 2014. The solo/duo winner will have the option to open the October Phelan Park finale or open up for the March 2014 Junkyard Juke show.

Additionally, the MCBS will give a stipend to the winners to assist with the costs of attending the finals in Memphis.

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