Prairie Crossroads Blues Society

Champaign-Urbana IL

[2019 Quarter Page Poster]

Blues Fest is Back, Baby!

2:00 - 10:00 pm Saturday August 10 2019
Champaign County Fairgrounds
1302 N. Coler, Urbana

2019 Ticket Sales

You can now purchase your 2019 Prairie Crossroads Blues Fest Wristbands online. Use your Paypal account or major credit card to make your purchase

Online Sales of Fest tickets end at midnight Thursday August 8.

# of Wristbands

2019 ticket Price = $10

We've decided to keep ticket pricing the same as last year $10. We think this a terrific bargain for the quality of performers we're bringing in for this year's Fest. Blues all day 2:00 to 10:00 pm, two stages of quality musicians. Local acts, acoustic and solo/duo acts, regional and national touring acts. In addition to the music we'll have Food Trucks, Food Vendors and liquid refreshments.
There's plenty of Free parking!

We will have your wristbands waiting for you at Will Call as you enter the gates of the Fest grounds. Advance sales of Wristbands will end at midnight August 8.

2019 Blues Fest Featured Acts

Brandon Santini
Memphis harp standout - Brandon Santini website
Demetria Taylor
Daughter of legendary Chicago bluesman, Eddie Taylor - Demetria at Blue Chicago
Lucious Spiller
Born in Missouri, raised up in Arkansas, now lives in Clarksdale, MS - Lucious on Facebook
NPR Jazz Night in America features Lucious at historic Messenger's Pool Hall in Clarksdale!
Lucious at the National Blues Museum Saturday Showcase 4/6/19
Laurie Morvan
California's Rockin' Guitarist with a C-U connection - Laurie Morvan website

Local Acts on the Main Stage

Skylar Rogers and The Blue Diamonds
Southern Illinois based blues and soul singer/songwriter - Skylar Rogers website
Skylar Rogers at the National Blues Museum Soulful Sunday 4/7/19
Champaign-based trio that covers classic R&B, Blues, Rock n' Roll and Soul from the 60's and 70's. - Ray-Band on Facebook
David Lumsden Blues Band
Former guitarist and band leader for Hurricane Ruth, David and Friends new CD is "Hues of Blues" - David Lumsden website

Acoustic and Solo/Duo Acts

Joe Asselin
Joe Asselin on Facebook
Jenkins Bros. electrified blues duo
Jenkins Bros on Facebook

Food Trucks & Food Vendors

Dragon Fire Pizza
Dragon Fire Pizza website
Maize Mexican Grill
Maize Mexican Grill website
Mamma D's Smokehouse
Mamma D's Smokehouse website
Piatos to Go
Piato To Go Food Truck website

Visit our Bands Page for Bios and other info

Save The Date and join in the fun at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, Saturday August 10,
1302 N. Coler Ave., Urbana Illinois.

Champaign County Convention & Visitors Bureau has us on their Event Calendar

[Black Fest Shirt]

If you missed your chance to pick up a collectors edition, Innaugural Prairie Crossroads Blues Fest t-shirt, it's not too late. We have a good selection left.

New lower pricing in 2019
Red, orange or gold with 1 color logo $5.
Black with 3 color logo $10.

All funds will help us put on the 2019 fest.

Email to and we'll get you hooked up!


Some video highlights of the 2018 Fest

Keith Harden Band - Voodoo Chile high quality audio and video with aerial drone video
(Thanks to Alan Welch - AW Studios)
Check out the The Painkillers - Mojo Workin' Facebook video
Keith Harden Band - Trouble No More Facebook video
(thanks to Carol Boss for the Facebook videos)

Thanks to all the marvelous fans, musicians, sponsors, vendors and hard working volunteers who made last year's fest a huge sucess. It was a blast!

Here's our list of generous 2018 Blues Fest Sponsors Thanks again!

2018 Sponsor Graphic

Huge Thanks to The Painkillers Blues Band, First Federal Saving Bank of Champaign-Urbana and the Urbana Park District for all their support. These three organizations came on board very early in the planning process and encouraged us to continue to put it all together.