The Lowcountry Blues Challenge — a month-long series of shows organized by members of the Lowcountry Blues Club — celebrates its grand finale at 7 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 19 at Rendezvous Bar and Grille (7832 Rivers Ave.). The winner of the Challenge will be sent to Memphis in February to represent Charleston and compete in the 2009 International Blues Challenge, presented by The Blues Foundation (

According to organizer Tommy Thunderfoot, a local singer and guitarist, the finalists are Sarah Cole & The Mojo Men, The Fabulous Porch Dogs, The Dan Wright Trio, and his own band The Accelerators. Each band gets 40 minutes on stage between 7-10:30 p.m.

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