Memphis or Bust

Our Memphis or Bust Benefit is a great send-off party for the winners of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s Blues Challenge held every year in the Fall. Independent judges spend time listening to Bands and Solo/Duo competitors from throughout the region, searching for the top contenders in each category to send to Memphis, TN to compete in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge, held each year in late January and early February.

Blues Challenge winners are the entertainment at the Memphis or Bust Benefit which the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society holds to raise money to help the musicians on their way to Memphis. Silent Auctions, Raffles, donations and tips are all part of the festivities to help say ‘Bon Voyage’ to these talented musicians.





All Donations are used to help with expenses associated with musician travel and hotel expenses at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.  Musicians must win the Blues Society Affiliate’s Blues Challenge to advance to the International Blues Challenge. Musicians are judged by independent judges unaffiliated with Piedmont Blues Preservation Society.