We've completed Round Two of the 2017 Heart of Texas Blues Challenge at Antone's Nightclub, with another evening of terrific performances!
The Solo/Duo competitors were the first to take to the stage – they were all well received by the assembled blues fans! Our Round Two performers were:
• Elijah Zane
• Granvil Poynter
• Will Jones
After careful consideration, our judges selected Granvil Poynter as the Round Two Solo/Duo winner!
The band competition followed. The four bands participating in this round were:
• Rochelle & The Sidewinders
• The Tony Rodriguez Band
• The Patrons
The scoring was very tight – these bands gave their all! After the votes were tallied, Rochelle & The Sidewinders came out on top as the Round Two Band winner!
Both of the Round Two winners now advance to the Finals, which will be held at Antone's on Tuesday, August 8th.
We'd like to thank each of these talented artists for participating in this year's challenge. The audience was engaged and enthusiastic throughout the evening, and we look forward to seeing each of these performers again!
Our thanks also go out to our distinguished panel of judges for Round Two:
• John Blondell
• Mike Buck
• Jimmy Fenno
• Larry Harris
• Ivan "Daddy I" Wallace
We couldn't host an event like this without our wonderful volunteers:
• Michelle Eneboe
• Mike Eneboe
• Marv Howse
• Sarah Manah
• Peggy Mislock
• Ray Mislock
• Rod Southern
• Heather Worthington
Lastly, our sincere thanks to Antone's Nightclub and their staff – once again, they were a tremendous help with staging this event!
The Finals take place at Antone's on Tuesday, August 8th – get your tickets here!