September 2, 2018 competitors included:
The Long View
Blazin' Blues Bob
Sidewalk Bob & Suitcase Slim
Three solid blues acts this year competed on October 7th
Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen
Chris Clifton Band
Tom Dowd Band
Charlotte Blues Society will Award Winning Band : $1000
Winning solo/Duo act: $500
Funds will be given to winners following their performance Sunday January 6 2018 at The Rabbit Hole for Charlotte Blues Society Blues Sunday .
Must Compete in Memphis to qualify for receiving funds. Should winner not go to Memphis, they are required as per their entry contract, to repay funds to CBS.