Keeping the Blues Alive

The Ventura County Blues Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of blues music in Ventura County and surrounding areas. The society actively supports the community and hosts blues events to raise money for local charities.

Delgado Brothers win 2016 International Blues Challenge!

The Delgado Brothers, sponsored by The Ventura County Blues Society, are the winners of the 2016 International Blues Challenge (IBC)!
Joey Delgado is also the winner of the Gibson Guitar Player of the year award!
The Brothers were the winners of The VCBS Road to Memphis Challenge and received not only cash support but a number of VCBS members were there to show support. Congrats to The Delgado Brothers Band!
The IBC is a five-day event that includes both band and solo/duo blues music competition, youth and international showcases and seminars . Typically, over 250 (band, solo/duo and youth) acts from 40 states and two dozen countries participate in the four rounds in Memphis.


  1. Gilbert "GIB " Ramirez
    Gilbert "GIB " Ramirez

    Congrats to The Delgado Brothers grate job From Gilbert “GIB” Ramirez Board Member Topeka Blue Society Topeka Kansas.

  2. Christopher H. "Mocha Man" Miller
    Christopher H. "Mocha Man" Miller

    When I experienced the Delgado Brothers win the I.B.C. in Memphis this year, I said to myself, “Damn, these Dudes are great! I gotta’ see them again”. So I’ll definitely be driving down to this year’s V.C.B. Festival on April 30th to hear them again and also see Karen Lovely who never disappoints. She headlined the Ashland Blues Society’s
    Beacon Hill Blues Festival here last summer. The others artists also look equally as good. And what a way to close with a tribute jam dedicated to the amazing B.B. Chung King. Wow, I can hardly wait!
    “Mocha Man”
    Ashland Blues Society
    Ashland, Oregon 97520

    • Eric

      Thanks for your comments regarding the Delgado Brothers, Karen Lovely and our Ventura County Blues Festival.
      We are all very excited about the lineup for our 11th Annual Festival. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to checkout our Festival website. The site contains some great information on this years lineup and festival information, including directions and nearby hotels. You may also purchase advance general admission and VIP tickets on the site.

      Eric Langkusch
      Ventura County Blues society

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