Ticketing Page - 2018 International Blues Blowoff                                Scroll down to purchase.

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Aug 8 Update - Please Read:  The Reserved seating section has sold out, there are only 5 VIP tickets remaining   There might be a few more of each category available at the door the day-of.  General Admission and Youth tickets are still plentiful and will remain available at the door.

Note:  There are no physical tickets issued, please print and show your proof of purchase at the door to receive your wristband or hand stamp. 

Online ticketing is now closedThe door will be Cash Only on the evening of.  The venue does NOT have advance tickets.

The IBB - Aug 14 - Trainwreck Saloon - Westport Plaza, St Louis

You must be a CURRENT SPAH member or pre-registered for the convention to receive the SPAH discount.   All Sales Final

Show proof of SPAH membership when purchasing or buy at the reasonable General Public rate.  Some members wait for the convention to renew membership, I don't want those loyal folks to miss out on the VIP/Reserved seats.  Just reach out when buying and explain, I'll recognize the majority of SPAH members who have previously attended and will allow those discounts.

Sincerely hope you've enjoyed my 6 year effort to keep this great event alive and fresh. Truth told, the IBB consumes hundreds of hours of my time, plus significant travel and other expenses, a labor of love that always leaves my pockets somewhat lighter. Tips here appreciated, please contact me if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or patron.

Click below on any of the seven ticket types and/or the Tip Jar to see the full description.

 

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The infamous 1st edition IBB "Blow Me" T-Shirt!
  • The infamous 1st edition IBB "Blow Me" T-Shirt!

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$20.00

FREE Shipping within the Continental US, ask about rates to other locations. $5 discount with any $20+ purchase.

Destined to become a collectible - A bit of semi-irreverent humor, most players will get a chuckle. The image is silk screened in two colors in order to give the harmonica a nice 3D appearance. Shirt is dark black and looks amazing!

A limited edition of only 54 were produced. S, M, and XL are still available.
Large, XXL and XXX are sold out.

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Sincerely hope you've enjoyed my 6 year effort to keep this great event alive and fresh. Truth told, the IBB consumes hundreds of hours of my time, plus significant travel and other expenses. A labor of love that always leaves my pockets somewhat lighter.

Please contact me if you are interested in becoming an IBB sponsor or patron.

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VIP - General Public  $35
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A premium "up close and personal" IBB experience. These are the closest seats to the stage with a good view. Expected to sell out early,

Closest will be assigned first, unless you specify a preference to be slightly further back (not quite as loud). There are a handful of excellent side-view VIP seats that should be a bit quieter than the ones directly in front of the stage, these will be filled last if not specifically requested.

Special requests are not guaranteed, but I'll accommodate best possible.

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Reserved - General Public  $30
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This ticket guarantees a seat at a table for the entire evening. Reserved seating is expected to sell out in advance, but there might(?) be a handful available at the door.

Just behind the VIP section, nearly all of these seats have a nice view of the stage. Some are in front, some with a decent side view (not as loud). Assigned on a 1st come basis with the front view seats filling in first.

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General Admission - $20
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Some GA ticket holders will find seats right away, many are likely to be standing at the back bar until around 8:30, when the venue turns over the front bar and dining room to the IBB.

You can sit in the dining room before 8:30 if you order a meal, please comply if after eating the venue asks you to vacate your table for other dinner customers. You'll be able to hear from there but will NOT be able to see the stage until you move to the bar.

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VIP Seating - SPAH Member   Must Show Proof - $30
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A premium "up close and personal" IBB experience. These are the closest seats to the stage with a good view. Expected to sell out early,

Closest will be assigned first, unless you specify a preference to be slightly further back (not quite as loud). There are a handful of excellent side-view VIP seats that should be a bit quieter than the ones directly in front of the stage, these will be filled last if not specifically requested.

Special requests are not guaranteed, but I'll accommodate best possible.

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Reserved - SPAH Member  Must Show Proof - $25
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This ticket guarantees a seat at a table for the entire evening. Reserved seating is expected to sell out in advance, but there might(?) be a handful available at the door.

Just behind the VIP section, nearly all of these seats have a nice view of the stage. Some are in front, some with a decent side view (not as loud). Assigned on a 1st come basis with the front view seats filling in first.

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General Admission - SPAH Member - Must Show Proof   $15
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Some GA ticket holders will find seats right away, many are likely to be standing at the back bar until around 8:30, when the venue turns over the front bar and dining room to the IBB.

You can sit in the dining room before 8:30 if you order a meal, please comply if after eating the venue asks you to vacate your table for other dinner customers. You'll be able to hear from there but will NOT be able to see the stage until you move to the bar.

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  My Four Rule Disclaimer:

1.  All ticket sales are final.   Extreme circumstances will be considered... late flights, changed plans etc do not qualify for refunds.      
2.  Lineup and performance order are subject to change at any time.   The above artists have confirmed, but with so many coming from so far there can be unforeseen issues.  The ticket you purchase is for the IBB itself, due to the above mentioned conditions we can not guarantee that any particular artist will be present.  No worries, always a dozen+ world class players in the house who can step in, the talent that comes to the IBB every year is incredibly deep! 
3.  Do not bring music gear to this event.   But... it is SPAH week after all, harmonica cases ok for those with a reasonable expectation of being called to the stage during one of the Showcases or the Grand Finale. Larger items such as amplifiers or guitars will not be allowed through the door.   

And #4.  Have a ball, but... No Gussing!   "Gussing" is an inside term for playing a harmonica in the audience during the show, this practice is considered to be disrespectful. (would you play a guitar in the crowd during a Buddy Guy performance?)   Extreme cases subject to ejection without refund