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September 19, 2020

Doubletree Hilton

8402 University Blvd Moon, PA 15108

Doors 1pm
Music 2pm

$12 BSWPA Members

$15 General Public

$20 Dinner buffet


due to covid-19

now september 19, 2020

most of our acts are still
joining us on the new date!

stay tuned for more information!

Dear Blues family,

It is with heavy heart and much thought that we, The Blues Society of Western PA, regret that we must inform you that the 16th Annual Blues Challenge has been POSTPONED.

Given the circumstances, we as a group do not want to add to the anxiety surrounding this health crisis or compound the issues at hand.  The acts have worked very hard to prepare for this event. Our volunteers have worked equally hard to prepare the best challenge possible. This unfortunately is our Blues song in the making but we are moving forward. WE plan to end on a high note!!!!!


The Doubletree Hilton, Moon, PA has graciously allowed us to reschedule our event for Saturday, September 19, 2020.  The doors will open at 1 pm and the day will unfold as planned.

We, the Blues Society of Western PA, invite you to join us on this new date. We understand that this may have created a hardship for all of you. Help us to keep the Blues moving forward. Help us to celebrate a large sampling of the music that resides in Western PA.

We are looking forward to sunnier days and better news.

For those who purchased tickets or the dinner/show package, you may let your ‘ticket’ ride until September. If not, please contact the webmaster@bswpa.org.  Those who have made room reservations, please contact the hotel to make adjustments to your booking.

Again, it is with sadness that we must postpone. But we invite you to make music with us in the near future.

Yours in Blues,
Jonnye Weber

Pre-order a ticket & dinner package
for $30 and SAVE!

Join us for an opening set at 1:15 pm with
2019 Youth Representatives



an after-jam with 2019 winners


The 2020 Blues Challenge will feature 14 of the area's best blues bands and solo/duo acts competing for cash prizes and a chance to represent Western Pennsylvania at the 2021 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN!

  • $1000 for best band

  • $500 for best solo/duo

  • Jim Weber memorial best guitarist award ($100)

  • $500 Gift Certificate to Music Garden Studios for the band & solo/duo winners (donated by Albert Torrance)

If you'd like to be put on the waiting list,
please submit the form below.

For additional information and a mail-in application, please click below.


Will be posted here once finalized!