On Sunday October 3rd Randy Stephens and the Groove Makers took the win for the SW Florida Regional International Blues Challenge in the band category.
Mike has been performing with Randy Stephens and The Groove Makers, for the past year as well as co-writing with Randy Stephens. Winning this regional challenge means the band is off to Memphis to the Quarter Finals which start on Weds Jan 19. Two ways to support the band is by getting an event pass from the Blues Foundation (You must be a member) or purchasing a pass for $10’s an evening which gets you into their performances. With two days of Quarter Finals Mike will definitely be performing Weds and Thursday evenings. It’s all up to the 2 panels of judges if they move forward to Friday’s Semi Finals. Winning that means they participate in the Finals challenge at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday night . It’s so exciting and the band is thrilled to be representing the SW Florida Blues Society! Stay tuned for more happening on the road to Memphis!