Prairie Crossroads Blues Society

Champaign-Urbana IL


Champaign County Fairgrounds
1302 N Coler Ave, Urbana

2021 Main Stage Bands

Johnny Rawls
Ivy Ford
Smiley Tillmon Band featuring Kate Moss
William Marsala
Kilborn Alley Blues Band

Solo/Duo Acts

Gerry Hundt's Legendary One Man Band
Jesse Cotton Stone

Gates open at 1:00
Music starts at 1:30 - Main Stage music starts at 2:00
Blues from 1:30 to 10:00 pm
2 stages for nearly continuous blues

Remember: 10% of any profits from the Fest goes directly into our Blues In The Schools (BITS) Education Fund


Here's a whole set of the Ivy Ford Band
from earlier this year at Rosa's Pub

[Bunny's Logo]

Bunny's Free Pre-Fest Party
Friday August 13 - 4:30 to 11:00

bring your own lawn or folding chairs please

4:30 - 7:30 The Painkillers Blues Band host the Jam
8:00 - 11:00 Cobalt Blues Band plays the Blues for You!


Pipa's Free Post-Fest Jam
Sunday August 15 - 4:00 to 7:00

bring your instruments join in the fun!

Jesse Cotton Stone hosts the Jam
Jesse is coming up from Clarksdale, MS to play our Fest.
He's sticking around til Sunday to host our Jam with his own unique guitar style.



The health and safety of our attendees, performers and volunteers is our top priority. Our fest is held in a large grassy area behind the Fairgrounds grandstands so there's plenty of room to practice social distancing

Thanks to our friends at he Eastern Prairie Fire District for providing EMT's, and thanks to the Urbana Park District for providing Champaign County Sheriffs during our Fest

[Eastern Prairie & Champaign County Sheriff]

Your business still has time to support our fest. Find the right level for your organizaiton. Sponsorship levels and the benefits they bring you.

[Blues Festival Guide Magazine - Logo]

For information about many of this summer's Blues Fests visit Blues Festival Guide. They also have Fests listed by month over the next year monthly listing. Be sure to pick up a printed copy when they are released too!

[2018 Fest wide view of grassy area]