Both Memphis entrants advanced out of the two-day quarterfinal round of the International Blues Challenge and will compete in semifinal competition tonight.
Valerie June is representing Memphis in the solo/duo competition and will be one of 32 acts competing tonight for eight spots in Saturday's finals. June's semi-final heat will be at Silky O'Sullivan's at 6 p.m.
On the band side, locals Vince Johnson & the Plantation Allstars are one of 44 acts competing for eight spots in Saturday's finals. They'll be playing tonight at 8:40 p.m. at B.B. King's Blues Club.
For a full schedule of tonight's semi-finals, go here.