International Blues Challenge Opens on Beale Street 

The 2007 International Blues Challenge begins tonight on Beale Street. More than 150 acts will fill 16 venues Thursday and Friday nights. Winners will be announced at a Saturday brunch.

The number of competing acts in the competition has more than doubled in the past five years, from 69 acts in 2003 to 157 acts from 34 states and eight countries this year, including first-time entries from Finland and India as well as Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Taiwan, and the United States.

So head on down to Beale this weekend. If you haven't heard Finnish blues, you ain't heard nothin'. And the guys from India are no slouches either.

If you've never been to the IBC, you've missed one of the best things Memphis has to offer. Check it out.

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