2012 Byron Crossroads
Well, it's over but what a great time! There are so many people to thank for the blues festival this year.
First, all the volunteers who helped make this event a great success! Working in mid-90 degree heat is always tough, and everyone was up to the task.
I hope all the volunteers come out to Tailgaters Sunday September 9th at 4 PM for our post fest bash, featuring Dennis Grueling and Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones! Free for volunteers and sponsors, $5 cover for the public. Volunteers get free beer left over from the fest until it runs out!
Second, our sponsors were generous and so supportive! Many many thanks go to them for their wonderful support. They were:
Platinum Sponsors ($1000 or more)
UAW Local 1268
Crossroads Blues Society
Leombruni's Italian Village
Gold Sponsors ($500 or more)
Byron Chamber of Commerce
Byron Forest Preserve
City of Byron
Cumulus Broadcasting/The Eagle 96.7
Silver Sponsors ($200 or more)
Methods Machine Tools
Steve and Annette Jones
Thomason's Machine Tool
Remax Realty of Byron
McDonald's of Byron
Chicago Blues Guide
WNIJ 89.5 FM
Hardtime Cigar Box Guitars
Basic Sponsors ($100 business, $50 individual or more)
Kiwanis of Byron
Adriatic Live Music Bar Bar
IMFS Lighting, Inc.
Casey's Gas and Convenience Store
Jim & Sally Krebs
We also want to thank all the bands and performers who did a spectacular job from top to bottom. I have not been to many festivals where one stage had that much talent on it in a day.
Lastly, my thanks go out to our patrons, the blues fans who came out and had a great day and helped to keep the blues alive. It was a great turnout!
Crossroads Blues Society President
Byron Crossroads Blues Festival Chairman
Byron Crossroads blues
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The Crossroads Blues Society, or CBS for short, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that primarily raises funds in order to host Blues in the Schools Programs in the greater Rockford area of northern Illinois. These programs are fully funded by CBS and there is absolutely no cost to area schools for these programs.
Membership dues are part of our fundraising efforts so we can host Blues in the Schools programs.
Annual membership is:
$15 for an individual
$25 for a family.
For Membership or to send a donation,
please mail a check or money order made out to
"The Crossroads Blues Society"
Crossroads Blues Society
P.O. Box 722
Freeport, IL 61032
A bi-monthly newsletter of club events is mailed to all members.
The club meets monthly to discuss club efforts and to enjoy a local blues performance at an area blues venue.
New members also receive a blues CD from our collection.
You can join the Crossroads Blues Society Yahoo Group to receive e-mail's on club meetings, events, and regional blues information.
CBS received the 2005 Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Award for Best Musical Outreach Program. The outstanding BITS efforts by CBS have brought praise from educators and local arts and music industry people. All programs have been well received by area schools. Each Spring or Fall Program reaches between 1,500 and 2,000 students. The programs are very economically run; program cost run well under a dollar per student, and the programs do not cost anything for the schools.