January 20, 2015 - January 24, 2015
The "world's largest gathering of Blues Acts" begins on Tuesday. Musicians from around the world complete for cash, prizes, and industry recognition, starting with the quarter-finals on Wednesday and Thursday. The semi-finals happen on Saturday, and the finals are on Sunday. Again, the International Blues Challenge provides an opportunity for young blues artists to showcase their talents. The events also include the important Keeping the Blues Alive awards that honor those who have contributed to the world of blues music in 20 different categories.
The 31st annual blues music awards is held in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
The winners of the 2015 awards are to be updated.