At Battle of the Bands hosted by Pushing Together NFP in Dekalb, IL, on Saturday, July 29, Ric Harris and The Heat Merchants tied for Second Place finish.
At Crossroads Blues Challenge at Lyran Park on Saturday September 9, Ric Harris and The Heat Merchants finished in Second Place.
Competed in The Chicago Blues Challenge at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago on Sunday, November 12, 2023.
Sunday, December 10 @ 6:00 PM - 5BAR, 530 E Grand Ave, Beloit, WI, www.5bar.co
Saturday, December 23 @ 7:30 PM - Copper Fiddle Distillery, 532 W State Rte 22, Lake Zurich IL, www.copperfiddledistillery.com
Sunday, February 4 @ 7 PM - Montrose Saloon, 2933 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL, montrosesaloon.com