Prairie Crossroads Blues Society
International Blues Artists coming to Memphis on Main in March
The Ori Naftaly Band
Saturday, March 22, 9 pm
Memphis on Main, 55 E. Main St., Champaign
The Ori Naftaly Band is bringing their high-energy, soulful blues act to Champaign in March. In 2013 after winning Best Israeli Blues Act they came to Memphis and were semi-finalists at the International Blues Challenge. Since then they've toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. They have released two live studio albums and are currently working on their third new album.
Barry Klezner of American Blues Scene had this to say about their 2012 release, Happy For Good:
"If this is what blues is like in Israel, we want more! This is a solid album that is full of texture, soul, and righteous blues."
Check them out online: orinaftaly.com, become their friend on Facebook, and plan on being at Memphis on Main to hear them in person.
Join our Facebook event and invite your friends to attend the show.
6:30pm Thursday, March 13
202 E. University Ave., Urbana
Come out and help us plan for our winter and spring Blues In The Schools events and future entertainment ideas.
Meet your fellow Blues lovers! Have a bite to eat and a beverage or two. Remember we hold a drawing for a free CD from among the members that attend our monthly meetings.
Thanks to all the bands and artists who have contributed to our prize pool of CD's that we give away at our monthly meetings. Locally we want to thank, Back Pack Jones, Benny Jenkins bloodline, Keith Harden, The Sugar Prophets and The Kilborn Alley Blues Band. The members excitedly wait for the conclusion of each meeting hoping their raffle ticket is drawn.
Thanks again to all the bands!
Donate to our Education Fund
You can now earmark your donations specifically for our Education programs. It's a great way to help us achieve our mission of educating about the blues and be a part of bringing up the next generation of blues musicians and fans.
We presented six and eight week after school programs at Champaign and Urbana grade schools. We've conducted one hour harmonica workshops and blues history lessons at Champaign and Urbana libraries. We've presented youth and school groups at the Champaign Blues & BBQ Fests the last couple years. Check our Education page for all the details.
Your tax deductable donation to our Education Fund helps to keep these programs alive
This PayPal link will direct your donation in any amount directly to our educational efforts, including our "Blues In The Schools" (BITS) program.
Want to help support the blues? Consider becoming a Member of PCBS. We support blues throughout our community and the world, and want to educate everyone about the history and value of this amazing musical art form.
PCBS is a non-profit organization formed to promote blues
music and artists in East Central Illinois. We're a proud affiliate of
The Blues Foundation.