38th International Blues Challenge Apostoli Floyd and Alfonso Velasco

In October 2, 2022, Apostoli Floyd and Alfonso Velasco achieved a significant milestone by winning the regional victory of the International Blues Challenge (IBC) for the South Florida Blues Society. This win solidified his position as a rising star in the blues community and gave him the opportunity to perform at the IBC semi-finals in Memphis, Tennessee.

Introducing "Beach Blues", the debut album from rising star Apostoli Floyd, winner of the 2022 regional victory of the International Blues Challenge (IBC) for the South Florida Blues Society. This self-produced album features 11 tracks of his unique blend of rock, blues, and R&B, which he calls "Beach Blues", a new style of contemporary blues that is sure to capture the hearts of music lovers everywhere. 

As an added bonus for all IBC attendees, the Beach Blues Store is offering a limited time discount of 50% off on all merchandise with the exclusive Discount code "iloveibc" (I love IBC). This is your chance to own a piece of music history and support a rising talent in the industry. 

Apostoli Floyd's background in music began at the age of 12, when he started playing guitar. By the time he was 18, he had honed his craft and won a regional music competition. With over 20 songs in major music libraries, he has already made a name for himself in the industry. In addition, he has current endorsements with major companies and is well on his way to becoming a household name. 

What sets Apostoli apart from other artists is his diverse range of talents, not just limited to music, he also has a passion for acting and modeling. He brings a fresh perspective to the industry with his unique sound, which seamlessly blends elements of rock, blues, and R&B, which he calls "Beach Blues", a new style of contemporary blues which he has brought to the genre. His mission is to keep the blues alive, and as he says, "it's all been done before, but I'm doing it now." 

Don't wait, this offer expires on Saturday night at Midnight Jan 28 2023. Order your copy of "Beach Blues" today and experience the new sound of the blues. Use the Discount code "iloveibc" to get your 50% off at the Beach Blues Store.

Beach Blues

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Apostoli’s debut album showcases 11 Beach Blues tracks drenched in a new style of contemporary blues. Apostoli's personal and powerful statement brings a new style of the blues called BEACH BLUES to the world. This unique style of blues or unique style of music gives the listener unknown pleasures in their mind.

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The 38th International Blues Challenge is a prestigious event that brings together some of the best blues musicians from around the world. We are proud to announce that Apostoli Floyd and Alfonso Velasco will be competing as a Solo Duo against talented musicians from all over the world. 

The International Blues Challenge (IBC) is an annual event held on the famous Beale Street in Memphis, TN. The event is organized by the Blues Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to promote and preserve the blues genre. The IBC is considered the largest and most respected blues music event in the world, with more than 250 acts competing in various categories. 

Apostoli Floyd and Alfonso Velasco will be competing in the Solo/Duo category. They will be showcasing their unique blend of down-home and urban blues, with a performance that is sure to delight the audience. The duo's music is a reflection of their passion for the blues and their mission to keep the genre alive. 

The competition will be held over a period of four days, and the winners will be selected by a panel of industry experts. The event will also feature a variety of other performances, including youth showcase, band showcase, and the legendary "Beale Street All-Stars" showcase. 

We are honored to be a part of this prestigious event and we are looking forward to competing against some of the best blues musicians in the world. We invite you to join us in Memphis and witness the exciting performance of Apostoli Floyd and Alfonso Velasco as they showcase their unique style and sound of "Beach Blues" on the stage of the International Blues Challenge. 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in Memphis!

The 38th International Blues Challenge is a prestigious event that brings together some of the best blues musicians  Apostoli Floyd and Alfonso Velasco

The International Blues Challenge 2023

IBC will be held January 24-28, 2023 on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee! 

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for blues bands and solo/duo blues performers ready for the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. The world’s largest gathering of blues musicians will take place on Beale Street, with over 20 clubs hosting the challengers and fans. In addition to featuring these final rounds of the prestigious blues music competition, the IBC event week will offer seminars, showcases, master classes, film screenings, networking events, book signings, and receptions for blues societies, fans, and professionals.

The Blues Foundation

The Blues Foundation

The 38th International Blues Challenge will take place January 24 - 28, 2023 in the Beale Street entertainment district in Memphis, Tennessee.