OCB Bluegrass Natural
AUGUST 12, 2023 - LEXINGTON, KY
OCB Bluegrass Natural *Pro Qualifier
Pro cards will be awarded when minimum entries are met in the Open and Masters 35+/40+ divisions
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center
Black Box Theater
141 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Time and Format
9:30 am is a mandatory competitors meeting
10:00 am is event start time.
Event will run straight through with a 30-minute intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations/awards.
Should entries exceed the capacity of the venue, the show may be segmented with men in the morning and women in the afternoon. Updates will be provided as we get closer to show day.
All tickets may be purchased directly through the venue Box Office: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/about-downtown-arts-center
Tickets go on sale January 31, 2023
Ticket prices purchased online prior to August 9th:
Adult General Admission: $40
Seniors (≥60 years): $30
Under age 12 General Admission: $15
Coaches pass (includes general admission): $50
Tickets purchased day of show:Adult General Admission: $45
Seniors (≥60 years): $35
Under age 12 General Admission: $20
Coaches pass (includes general admission): $55
Max one coach backstage per competitor!
Entry Fees & Deadlines
Entry fee prior to July 14: $85 for the first class, $50 for each crossover class
Entry fee after July 14: $130 for the first class, $50 for each crossover class.
The final day to register is August 4, 2023
*Registrations are non-refundable*
Categories being offered are Bikini, Wellness, Figure, Women’s Physique, Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Physique, and Wellness. Competitors may not participate in more than one category at a show.
Bikini: Novice, Age 35+, Open
Wellness: Novice, Age 35+, Open
Figure: Novice, Age 35+, Open
Men’s Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Men’s Classic Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Men’s Bodybuilding: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Women’s Physique: Novice, Age 35+, Open
NOVICE ELIGIBILITY: Cannot have placed first in any class (besides Teen), within any division, within any category, with any organization (with the exception of cases where first place was won in a class that only had one competitor in it).
When divisions are too large to fit all competitors on stage, the division will be split into evenly sized height classes.
Entering More than One Division (Crossover Entries)
A crossover entry is entering more than one division within a category. For example, someone may enter the Novice division, if eligible, and also crossover into the Open division and compete in it as well. Competitors may not participate in more than one category (Bikini, Figure, Physique, Bodybuilding, Classic Physique) at any given show.
The 1st place competitor in all classes will receive a custom trophy.
Competitors in places 2nd-5th will receive custom OCB medals.
First place winners battling for the overall open winner for each category will also win a trophy cup.
*Pro status in every category is contingent upon proper number of competitors, negative polygraph, and negative urine sample*
All competitors are required to be current members of OCB to participate in this event. If needing to obtain the annual membership, please register by August 4th. Memberships can be purchased on OCBonline.com.
This is a natural (drug-free) competition. All competitors must meet eligibility criteria listed in the OCB drug testing guidelines to participate. Prior to registering, competitors should review the procedures and list of banned substances posted on OCBonline.com
Banned Substances Screening Methods
All competitors are required to be polygraph tested prior to competing. In addition, all pro qualifying placement winners required to provide a urine specimen immediately after the conclusion of the event for urinalysis.
Check-In/ Polygraph Screenings
Check-in will be at Hilton Lexington/Downtown on August 11, 2023 starting at 3:00pm and concluding once all competitors have checked in. Day of check-ins will need to be communicated to promoter prior to event.
Polygraphs will be at Hilton Lexington/Downtown on August 11, 2023, based on polygrapher’s availability. To schedule an appointment, (details for how to schedule TBA). The polygraph fee is $60 and is payable in cash only at the time of testing. Exact change would be appreciated. Please schedule your polygraph appointment before your spray tanning appointment if doing both the same day. Polygraphs are valid for 3 weeks between competitions. Click here to book a polygraph
All competitors for women’s physique, men’s classic physique, and bodybuilding categories are to send their routine music mp3 or m4a file as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Music must not to contain any profanity. If music is not received for any competitors by August 4th at 7:00pm, house music will be used for them the day of the event. If needed, mp3 files of songs can be purchased from Amazon.com for around $1, downloaded, and then emailed as a file attachment. All music must be sent as a digital file. Competitors can send complete songs if they wish, the music would just be faded out after the stage walk is finished. For Bodybuilding, Men’s Classic Physique and Women's Physique, when sending music state whether the music should start after you get set on stage, or before you come out.
369 W Vine St
Lexington, KY 40507
Room price is $139/night prior to July 11, 2023. After July 11, 2023 room rates will go back to regularly priced rooms.
Book a Room Here
One assistant max per competitor is allowed backstage. The assistant must purchase a Coaches ticket, which is good for general admission and backstage access. Coaches can only be backstage prior to the start of the competition.
Please respect the environment we have backstage and do not lean against the walls after you have been spray tanned and glazed. When not on stage or preparing to step on stage competitors should be in a robe or clothes approved by our tanner.
If competitors want to watch the show, please wear a robe or clothing while in the auditorium.
Competitor Prep Area
Light weights, bands and mirrors will be backstage for use in preparing to go on stage. Competitors are welcome to bring their own equipment and mirrors as well.
Professional Photography Coverage
Stage photography will be provided by DMSIII Photography. Payments can be sent via Click Here for Photos
For inquiries, email email@example.com or Instagram @dmsiii_photography.
Video Recording Policy
Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring recording devices for videography. Please be sure to tag @OCB_Kentucky and @OCBofficial page on your social media.
Spray Tanning Services
Spraytans by Maggie. To schedule an appointment click Here
To purchase protective attire that will prevent staining, visit Wear & Away
Hair and Makeup Services
Make-up services will be available from Kristin Gray Makeup Artistry. For details and samples visit kristingraymua.com or Instagram @kristingraymua
The cost is $125 for females and $60 for males for airbrush make-up. To schedule a time slot click here. Make-up is scheduled in advance, there will be no day of walk-ups for make-up requests, and payment is non-refundable
Hair Services: Hairstyling will be by The Klip Joint Hair Studio - Mary Eramo. To schedule an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Promoter
Any questions about the event can be directed to the show promoter at email@example.com