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Shoulda' Been There!

The Hold-Up Jimmie Adams
The Hold-Up
Jimmie Adams



The Wyoming Blues Challenge event in Laramie was awesome. Both acts that participated were impressive.

Since we had only two acts total sign up for the WBC this year the event in Laramie today became the Finals, and both blues acts – a solo act and a band – were declared winners and will advance to Memphis! The next prelim event scheduled for Aug 20 in Casper has been cancelled, as has the finals event scheduled for Sept 18 in Casper.

The two winning acts are The Hold-Up (a band out of Gillette) and Jimmie Adams (a solo player from Centennial). Both acts worked very hard to rehearse and prepare for the WBC and both deserved to win no matter how many other acts may have been involved. Twenty blues bands and solo acts inquired about participating in the WBC but only these two followed through. We are very proud to be sending them to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge in January.

-Rick Davis
WBC Chairman
Wyoming Blues & Jazz Society


Opening the Devon Allman show on November 26, will be the Wyoming Blues Challenge winners The Hold Up Band, from Gillette, WY in the band category and Jimmie Adams from Centennial, WY in the solo/duo category. They will preview their 25 minute sets that they will perform at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, 2017.


Check Out Current and Former Wyoming Blues Challenge Winners Below

Wyoming Blues Challenge 2012

Wyoming Blues Challenge 2013

Wyoming Blues Challenge 2014

Wyoming Blues Challenge 2015

Thanks To All Those That Participate and Support Blues and Jazz Music!

We have a new Blues Challenge album in the Photos page of the website.
If you have any pictures that you would like to see there, please contact the webmaster and we'll smuggle them aboard!