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What is the Second Story Blues Alliance…

Second Story Blues Alliance (2SBA), located in the Lehigh Valley, PA, is a member-only, 501c3 private non-profit organization
for professionals in the Blues industry that support artists in their efforts to achieve their goals and to educate members about Blues as an art form, its history, resources and news.
2SBA conducts an International Blues Competition (IBC) competition each year as part of our Blues Foundation membership. 
2SBA continues to preserve the American legacy of Blues music and its culture by promoting
artistry to inspire, educate and sustain our members along with audiences of all ages.


Featured Upcoming Event

The 2016 2nd Story Blues Alliance, Best Self-Produced CD selection for our International Blues Challenge entry is "Brand New Man" by Lee Delray!!! Lee's CD has been sent to the Blues Foundation in Memphis Tennessee and will be judged against all other entries from around the world in the upcoming 33rd International Blues Challenge in January 2017!!! Best of luck to Lee and his CD... If you'd like more information on Lee's CD "Brand New Man" visit

I wanted to thank everyone for all that went on at yesterday's 2016 Valley Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival... From the support behind the scenes by everyone who volunteered their time, to the vendors who endured the storm, to the bands who came out in yesterday’s nastiness and put on one hell of a show!!! The feedback I received from many of the folks I spoke with, was it was the BEST Band line-up they had ever experienced in the 11 years of attending this festival… So, from the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to everyone… Great Job By All!!!

Most Importantly, Thank You Folks in the audience who came out and stuck it out in the most inclement conditions for a Festival!!!! You Guys Are TRUE BLUES FANS!!! A HUGE THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!!!!

… and I would like to also thank John Schmoyer & The Borough of Kutztown for all their support and allowing us to have the festival at their beautiful park again in 2016...

Rock on Folks!!! See you all soon!!!


Brian D. Berlanda

 2SBA 2016 IBC Winners!!


2nd Story Blues Alliance IBC Challenge Winners Crossroads Duo (Solo/Duo Competition) and The Lee Delray Band (Band Competition) will be representing the organization in Memphis Tennessee the week of January 31, 2017 at the 33rd International Blues Challenge Competition…Stay tuned for updates on the band and their efforts to raise funds for their trip to Memphis… Congratulations Sterling & Jack as well as Lee, John and Ken!!! You will do a FANTASTIC JOB in Memphis!!!
Crossroads Duo
Sterling Koch & Jack Kulp
The Lee Delray Band
Lee Delray - Guitar & Vocals
Ken Conklin - Drums
John Meola - Bass
Lee Delray

Contact Information:

PO Box 25
Zion Hill PA 18981

2015 2SBA

April Mae and the June Bugs w/Mike Mettalia


Upcoming 2SBA Events