From JP's Interview, About the IBC

The IBC is best descriped by JP Soars and the Red Hots. The 2009 Memphis IBC Winners, and JP also won Gibsons, Albert King Guitar Player of the Year award.

We feel this is important for any Artist who considers entering the IBC competition.

Regional IBC Winners and Memphis 2023 Links Below

Solo/ Duo Winner


Other Performers:
Trouble With Crows
Lil Thirsty
Blues Barbarian

Band Winner

Dockta D and The Powers That Be

Other Performers:
The Big Bad Wolves
Checker’d Past

Peoples Choice Winner

The Big Bad Wolves

Does not get to advance to Memphis but does garner local bragging rights for the next year.

IBC will be held January 16-20, 2024 on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee!