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.

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Dark Side of Love at 5BAR on December 10, 2023

The Chicago Blues Challenge on November 13, 2023

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