International Blues Challenge First Place winner J.P. Soars appeared at The Green Parrot Bar with shows at 5:30 and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27.

J.P. Soars took the Blues world by storm by winning the most coveted 2009 International Blues Challenge (IBC).

The Blues Foundation’s 150 affiliated organizations around the world hold the annual competition worldwide on a regional level. A record number of 164 bands and solo/duo acts from Blues societies around the world took the stages to compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes, before notable Blues industry judges in hopes of making the finals.

J.P. Soars, representing the South Florida Blues Society, took first place and the title “best unsigned blues act in the world! “

J.P. Soars also individually won the Albert King Award, which established him as the best guitar player in the competition.

Catch this ultra-dynamic group this weekend at The Green Parrot Bar, the Southernmost Center for Culture, at the corner of Whitehead and Southard streets.

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