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