Prairie Crossroads Blues Society

Champaign-Urbana IL

[Save the Date Featured Performers]

Save the Date
Blues Fest is Back, Baby!

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

2019 Blues Fest Featured Acts

Laurie Morvan
California's Rockin' Guitarist with a C-U connection - Laurie Morvan website
Brandon Santini
Memphis harp standout - Brandon Santini website
Lucious Spiller
Born in Missouri, raised up in Arkansas - Lucious on Facebook
Lucious video at 2018 Juke Joint Fest!
Lucious at the National Blues Museum Saturday Showcase 4/6/19
Demetria Taylor
Daughter of legendary Chicago bluesman, Eddie Taylor - Demetria at Blue Chicago

Visit our Bands Page for Bios and other info
We'll also be adding a couple of our top local bands
and several acts on the acoustic & solo/duo stage

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.
Free parking!

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.