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New Blues Festival's 6 String Showdown is a series of regional blues guitar competitions to crown the best all around guitar player in California on the Main Stage of the New Blues Festival in Long Beach.

Created by musicians for musicians, in less than a year, 6SS has become the biggest blues guitar event of the year in Southern California

In Season One we signed forty contestants to face off in two regions, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley, with the four semi-finalists moving on to the Long Beach stage in front of 8,000 fans and celebrity judges.

Season Two is bigger and better. With 64 spots reserved for competitors in four regions — OC, LA County, San Diego County, Kern County — and paid gigs for each of the regional winner at affiliated Blues Festivals, including Kern River Rock n Blues, Ragin Cajun Blues Fest, Temecula Blues Festival and New Blues Fest Huntington Beach.

16 guitar players faced off of Sunday April 7 before a crowed of close to 300 people in the Orange County regionals at Campus Jax in Newport Beach on Sunday April 7 where Teddy Lee Hooker walked off with a Tagima Stratocaster guitar, a show at the Huntington Beach Blues Festival and a chance to compete in the Final Four Main Event later this summer.

16 of LA's hottest blues players will head to head at Joe’s American Bar and Grill on Sunday May 26 until there’s just one left standing in the Season 2 LA Regionals hosted by Grandstand Jam, with the winner advancing to the semi-finals on the Golden Groove Stage at New Blues Festival Long Beach later this summer for a shot to advance to the Finals. PLUS a spot with their band at the Ragin Cajun Blues Festival October 19.

There are still a few spots remaining in the the San Diego regionals at Proud Mary's in San Diego on Sunday June 16 and the Kern County Regionals at Temblor Brewing Company in Bakersfield on Sunday June 30.

Come make new musical connections, make new friends, and get plugged in!

6 String Showdown is just the beginning. The dream starts here.

We apologize in advance if this is an imposition and will not contact you again.

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