Well done to all 10 Solo/Duo Blues acts who competed over 2 Heats to decide the 6 Semi-Finalists for the Annual MBAS BLUES CHALLENGE: SOLO/DUO Division. Confirming the schedule for the SEMI-FINAL this SUNDAY 22nd JULY and the performance order as drawn:

5:30pm: Doors & Kitchen open

6:00pm: The McNaMarr Project

6:40pm: The Leigh Sloggett Duo

7:20pm: Wilson & White

7:45pm: Judges’ Meal Break

8:15pm: Alister Turrill

8:55pm: Joshua Batten

9:35pm: Matt Katsis

10:00pm: Scores Tally

10:15pm: 3 x Finalists announced

10:30pm: Finish


  • Times are approximate pending individual performance finish times.
  • Each act in the SEMI-FINAL performs a 25 minute set with 15 minute changeovers.
  • The 3 top-scoring acts from the SEMI-FINAL to perform in the FINAL on Sunday 9th September.

The winning SOLO/DUO act from the FINAL goes to Memphis USA, expenses paid by MBAS – to compete at the International Blues Challenge in the SOLO/DUO Division!

Tickets for all Blues Challenge events (HEATS, SEMI-FINAL & FINAL) are available at the door, or guaranteed seating/table bookings must be pre-purchased online. $25 / $20 (MBAS Members, PBS Subscribers, Concession) See EVENTS page at: