2014 Chicago Blues Challenge Finals

11.9.14 | Buddy Guy's Legends

Six incredible bands competed in the Windy City Blues Society's Chicago Blues Challenge Band Finals. After more than five hours of almost non-stop music,  Charlie Love and the Silky Smooth Blues Band was declared the winner. Love and his band will travel to Memphis in late January as the WCBS representative at the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge.

A Youth Challenge was held on Nov. 20 and Will Tilson won that competition and also will be going to  Memphis to represent the WCBS.

After the night was over, I knew two things for sure: I was happy to not have to be a judge for the competition and thrilled to be a blues fan living in the greatest blues city in the world. Thanks to everyone who participated and the fans who came out and supported live music.

--Karen Murphy, WCBS Communications Director

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