2022 Festival is in full planning!

The 2022 Festival with Women of the Blues looks to be our best yet!

Friday, October 12, 2018

2018 Fest Was Our Best Yet

On The Main Stage
Welch-Ledbetter Connection

Toronzo Cannon

Lauren Michell with Special Guest Lurrie Bell

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

 Dave Fields

Between Acts
 Warren Beck in the Pavilion

Wheatbread Johnson BITS on Stage

Joe Filisko Harp Workshop in the Pavilion

 Riding Atlas in the Pavilion

 Panorama from the Stage

Drone Photograph

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Advanced Ticket Locations and Festival Schedule

Tickets are on sale and our ticket outlets are primed and ready to sell tickets.  Advanced tickets will be limited this year, so make sure you get yours early. They are still $5 in advance and are available at:

Woodman’s Market
Valli International Fresh Market
Culture Shock Records and Clothing
Randee's Music
Guzzardo Performance Music
Just Goods Fair Trade Store

Loves Park
Hope and Anchor English Pub
CD Source

Machesney Park
Pig Minds Brewing

Grand Avenue Pub

Logan’s Bar and Grill

Snyder Pharmacy

Snyder Pharmacy

Mount Morris
Maggie’s Idle Hour

Snyder Pharmacy
Felkers Market

New Millford
New Mill Tap
The Filling Station
Lazy Bonz Liquors

Tickets are also available on line at:


or by mail order with a SASE at:

Crossroads Blues Society
P.O. Box 840
Byron, IL 61010

Our lineup is one of the top we’ve seen for a one day blues fest.  Here is the schedule of events:
                11:00 AM                            Fest Opens
                12:00 PM                             Dave Fields on the Main Stage
                1:30 PM                               Riding Atlas in the Pavilion
                2:00 PM                               Kilborn Alley on the Main Stage
                3:30 PM                               Joe Filisko Harmonica Workshop in the Pavilion
                4:00 PM                               Lauren Mitchell & Special Guest Lurrie Bell on the Main Stage
                5:30 PM                               Blues in the Schools Program with Wheatbread Johnson, Steve                                                              Jones and Bob Haendler
                6:00 PM                               Toronzo Cannon on the Main Stage
                7:30 PM                               Warren Beck in the Pavilion
                8:00 PM                               Monster Mike Welch and Michael Ledbetter, The Welch- 
                                                             Ledbetter Connection on the Main Stage
                10:00 PM                             Fest Closes