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UBS Bands Competing in Memphis

$2,550 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 8 months
For the first time ever, the 501(c)(3) Utah Blues Society (UBS) is sending two acts to compete in the International Blues Challenge (IBC), held every January in Memphis, TN. This year's competition runs from January 16-20, 2018.  We are sending William G. Kidd to compete in the Solo/Duo category, and Tony Holiday & the Velvetones in the Band category. This is a huge step forward for your UBS and for Utah, and we are trying to raise funds to off-set their expenses (flights, gas, hotels & food) while they're competing in Memphis.  Over 250 bands are coming from around the country/world to compete and it's a great honor to represent your local blues society. We've held a couple fundraisers to date and could really use a little more support to get them there and back! Please consider a donation, of any size, to help these bands represent Utah and the UBS. Your donations will be most appreciated by William and Tony as they proudly represent our state!
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Fantastic news for the Utah Blues Society’s bands competing in the 2018 IBCs here in Memphis. After two hard fought quarter final performances, BOTH William G. Kidd and Tony Holiday & the Velvetones are advancing onto the semi-finals tonight! This is a great achievement for our first time competing in the IBCs and it wouldn’t have happened without the support of everyone that contributed to our Go Fund Me campaign. It’s allowed them to concentrate on the music and they personally are grateful to each and everyone of you! More to come.....
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Great news, donations have been coming in (including a few from friends out of state-thanks!!) to help us meet our $500 challenge grant, and with about 35 hours to go I think we’ll hit the mark. The bands start to head to Memphis tomorrow!!! Brian, I, Tony & William will update everyone next week!!
Happy Martin Luther King Day tomorrow!
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Great news, an anonymous donor has offered to match all donations, up to $500, through the long MLK holiday weekend (Monday at midnight), to help us exceed our goal and further support our bands getting to Memphis. Please consider contributing, and if you have already, thanks!!
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Tony & William are going to sing and play their hearts out representing the Utah Blues Society. They (and we!) are so grateful for the support to date...we’re over 50% to our goal. Thank you so much to everyone that has donated or will donate towards keeping the blues alive here in Utah. Boys, we’re behind you 110%!!
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8 months ago
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