4th Annual Byron Crossroads Blues Festival
Event Dates and Times
12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
“Crossroads” of 2nd and Union Streets in downtown Byron, IL.
The Fourth Annual Byron Crossroads Blues Festival will be on Saturday, August 24th at the “crossroads” of 2nd and Union Streets in downtown Byron, IL. Gates open at noon. They have a hot lineup scheduled for 2013 with the superb longstanding veteran band The Nighthawks from Washington, DC headlining the event. The day is rounded out with four other great acts: Chicago guitar legend Dave Specter with Sharon Lewis on vocals, guitar ace Doug Deming and harp master Dennis Gruenling with the Jewel Tones, guitar virtuoso Bobby Messano and the grooving sounds of Tweed Funk. There will also be a free harmonica workshop with Dennis Gruenling and a free guitar workshop with Dave Specter.
Crossroads Blues Society and the Downtown Byron Bar Association once again are working together to put on this great event. Tickets are only $7 in advance and $15 at the gates. This fest has attracted well over 2,000 people each year and has a great small town charm. It is situated in downtown Byron right in the heart of the old business district. Seven local bars and restaurants are in the festival area serving food outdoors and inside- this is not typical festival food fare. Culinary delights served outdoors include a very authentic gumbo, homemade Italian sausage, brisket of beef sandwiches, ribs, Italian beef, pizza, Chicken George, hamburgers, hot dogs, Polish sausages, gyros and more. Prices are kept low to make this a fun and affordable day for festival goers. Great food, great music and a great location all at a reasonable price!
Advanced tickets can be purchased at:
Byron City Hall
The Cave Inn
Leombruni's Italian Village
Value Fresh Market
Just Goods Fair Trade Store
Oregon and Winnebago:
Snyder's Pharmacy (Oregon and Winnebago store locations)
Order tickets and check out the details at http://byroncrossroadsbluesfestival.blogspot.com or call 779-537-4006 for more information!