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Win Tickets To Send The 519 Band To Memphis

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The 519 Band hit the road to Memphis on 25 January  2016 to compete in the 32nd annual International Blues Challenge. The night before leaving, the 519 Band are performing at Good Time Charly.Photo by Ian Shalapata.
The 519 Band hits the road to Memphis on 25 January 2016 to compete in the 32nd annual International Blues Challenge. The night before leaving, the band is performing at Good Time Charly.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Column header Ian ShalapataBy Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor’s own 519 Band recently won the Canada South Blues Society’s annual blues band competition. As a result, the 519 Band has won the right to compete in the 32nd International Blues Challenge being held in Memphis.

The 519 Band leaves for Memphis on January 25, but you have a chance to see them perform live before they depart.

At 7:30pm on Sunday, January 24, the 519 Band will be on stage at Good Time Charly, located at 4715 Tecumseh Road East, at Pillette Road. You’ll be able to see and hear what it takes to be the best Windsor has to offer.

The 2016 edition of the International Blues Challenge is being held from January 26 until 30 in downtown Memphis, in the Beale Street Historic District. The challenge begins Tuesday night featuring the International Showcase.

On Wednesday and Thursday night quarter finals will be conducted followed by the semi finals on Friday. The IBC will conclude with the finals in the beautiful Orpheum Theatre on Saturday.

To catch the 519 Band at Good Time Chary before they leave, you can buy tickets for just $10 apiece.

But for readers of The Square only, you can win one of five pair of tickets.

Just be the first to email the editor and your name could be selected as one of five winners of a pair of tickets. Be sure to include your name and contact information as well as the answer to the skill testing question; 12 + 4.

The contest closes Friday with the winners being announced Friday afternoon.

Help to send the 519 Band on their way to Memphis.