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      Keeshea Pratt Band Live at Sacred Grounds in Ruidoso

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      August 22, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      2704 Sudderth Dr
      Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345

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      Keeshea Pratt Band Live at Sacred Grounds

      Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House is honored to host the winner of the 2018 International Blues Challenge Band Category in a special performance brought to us by Richard Cagle, Montrose Records and the Mountain Entertainment Group for the Arts. The Keeshea Pratt Band is on tour, headed to the Trinidaddio Blues Fest in Colorado. Through Richard's efforts and recommendation, the entire band will be on stage for an unforgettable "Night of Blues" in our little Village of Ruidoso. It's a very big deal! The Houston based Keeshea Pratt Band possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of Blues old school Motown; a rarity among bands of any genre today. The nine piece musical collective, lends its energy and passion to traditional blues, contemporary blues and offers a preview to the future of blues. Keeshea Pratt is the siren featured on the microphone with soaring and soulful lead Mississippi inspired vocals. She is supported by a talented and diverse group of singers , a four-piece horn section and a phenomenal band. Winners of the 2018 International Blues Challenge, this polished, soul stirring, toe tapping band’s performances have been headlining festivals and concerts stages around the world. The International Blues Challenge competition began in 1984, then named the Blues Amateur Talent Contest. The idea was to give amateur or up and coming musicians a chance to be discovered and get a foothold. In 1986 the event was renamed the National Amateur Talent Contest and 17 bands competed. Prior to 1993 the IBC had a rule that performers had to make less than 50% of their income from performing. This rule was dropped that year and the following year the word “Amateur” was dropped from the name of the event. In 1995 the event was renamed “The International Blues Talent Competition” to reflect the expanded demand and over 40 acts competed. No competition was held in 1999 as the timing of the event was changed from the fall during the King Biscuit Festival to the January/February time frame. In January 2000 the first International Blues Challenge was held with 50 bands competing. As the event has grown in size it was decided to split the acts into two categories, Band and Solo/Duo in 2002. Now each year more than 200 acts from around the world gather on Beale Street in Memphis to compete for the International Blues Challenge.

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