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Crossroads Blues Festival   
General Event Information
Event Category:
Fairs & Festivals
Advanced tickets are $5 and entry is $10 at the gate. 5 and under get in free with an adult. * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information  
Dates and Times:
August 23, 12:00PM-10:00PM; (Gates open at 10am; music starts at noon.)

Lurrie Bell, the great multiple Blues Music Award nominee and 2014 BMA winning artist for top blues song of the year, will headline the Fifth Annual Crossroads Blues Festival. Held for the last four years in Byron, IL, the fest has moved to Lyran Park in Rockford.

Bell's 8pm show caps off a day of blues with four other great bands and two performers:

- The Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band with Barrelhouse Chuck goes on at 6 PM

- Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys at 4 PM

- Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames at 2 PM

- The day opens at noon with Stormcellar, a blues and roots band all the way from Sydney, Australia!

Joe Filisko will hold a harmonica workshop at 2 PM and RAMI Youth Jam winner Justin “Boots” Gates performs between the stage acts over in the park’s pavilion.

Plus, you can sample BBQ, bourbon glazed chops, brats, burgers, hot dogs, Italian beef and sausages, Asian food and Mexican fare. Camping is available for both Friday and Saturday night on a limited basis. $20 per day for campers and RVs, tents are $10 each per day.

Click here for advance ticket locations and directions.
Venue Information
Lyran Park  
4781 S. Bend Rd.  
Zip Code:
United States 
Presenting Organization
Event Sponsor(s)
Crossroads Blues Society and the Lyran Society