Join us for the 2022 Blues Challenge!


Sunday, April 24th
Moondog's Pub
378 Freeport Rd, Blawnox
Doors 2pm | Music 3pm


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Tickets available at the door
$20 | $18 BSWPA Members

The Grubbs
Curtis & the Shakerz
Jeff Fetterman
Blues Attack
Damien Knapp
Matt Barranti Band
Charlie Barath & John Burgh
Lori Russo & The Upper Cuts

Afterjam will be hosted by last year's champions,
Pierce Dipner & Shades of Blue

The 2022 Blues Challenge will feature NINE of the area's best blues bands and solo/duo acts competing for cash prizes and a chance to represent Western Pennsylvania at the 2023 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN!

Due to scheduling changes and limitations from the pandemic, we are having a slightly smaller event for 2022 with 5 bands and 4 solo/duo acts competing. 

Prizes are as follows:

  • $1000 for best band

  • $500 for best solo/duo

  • Jim Weber memorial best guitarist award ($100)

  • $500 Gift Certificate to Gigmaster Studios for the band & solo/duo winners (donated by Bob Breide)

All slots are filled!

Due to an enthusiastic response, we've accepted NINE acts (5 bands, 4 solo/duo) into the 2022 Blues Challenge.  If you're still interested, we can add you to the waiting list and will let you know if there are any cancellations.  To be added to the waiting list, please fill out the attached application and submit.  There is no need to pay the $50 fee unless we have a cancellation and you're contacted to perform.  Please also review the guidelines for the Blues Challenge by clicking on the "more information" box below.