Prairie Crossroads Blues Society
Holiday Party/December Monthly Meeting
6:00pm Wednesday Dec. 18
The Clark Bar
207 W. Clark St., Champaign
Keith Harden plays at 6:30pm
It's our annual Holiday Party/Meeting. Instead of conducting a full business meeting, we'll have a short half-hour meeting and then enjoy PCBS Honorary Member, Keith Harden, who plays The Clark Bar at 6:30. It's time to have fun and celebrate what a great year it's been for PCBS and the Blues.
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. We'll have some additional giveaways at our PCBS Holiday Party as well.
Keith Harden with whoa little nellie from his upcoming CD "sky songs"
If you talk to Keith, ask him to tell you the story about where he got the name for this CD, it's interesting.
Come out to the PCBS Christmas Party, enjoy some food, a beverage and some great music from Keith Harden. Say hello to fellow PCBS mmembers and blues fans.
PCBS IBC Fundraiser
8:00pm Saturday January 11,2014 Memphis on Main - Champaign Two great bands - One night only!
Congratulations to Back Pack Jones for winning our IBC Band Competition
Formed in 2012 in Springfield, IL by musicians with a long time love of the blues. This band is complimented by a powerful horn section, is active in the Blues In The Schools program and released their debut CD "Betsy's Kitchen" in November 2013.
Perhaps you caught them opening up for B.B. King November 17 at the Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield. Come to the PCBS Fundraiser and help raise some cash to send this awesome band to Memphis to compete in the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge.
Back Pack Jones with I Got A Girlfriend from their recently released CD "Betsy's Kitchen".
Congratulations Benny Jenkins bloodline their "Can't Take The Blues"CD won our Best Self-Produced CD Competition
Congratulations Benny,Todd, Don and Dylan! We've sent their CD to The International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Edit 12/03/13, We've just received word from The Blues Foundation, "Can't Take The Blues" has advanced to Round 2!
Benny Jenkins bloodline plays postwar Chicago style blues/West Coast jump swing-influenced music with a rockabilly energy.
"The missing link between blues and rockabilly:Bluesbilly."
Benny Jenkins bloodline with Bring Back The Blues To My Radio from their CD "Can't Take the Blues" which won our BSPCD competition.
PCBS IBC Fundraiser Two Great Bands - One Night Only! 8:00pm Saturday January 11,2014 Memphis on Main - Champaign
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.
Check out our Education page for details about our Blues In The Schools programs. Contact us if your organization would like to have us present a similar program at your location.
Remember you can make a Donation to our Education Fund through PayPal.
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.