2014 has gotten off to a great start! We hosted our first monthly Saturday Blues at the Hope and Anchor English Pub in Loves Park, IL, on January 11th with a huge crowd to see the Jimmy’s and on Saturday, February 15th the Alex Wilson Band is Crossroads’ second band that we’re serving up along with some great food and beverages from the establishment. The club is at 504 N Second Street. $5 cover and an 8 PM start.
Blues in the Schools kicks off Tuesday, January 14th with Glenn Davis and Westside Andy, and they are doing an evening show also at the Hope and Anchor. 5 to 8 PM dinner show, free admission!
On Sunday, January 19th, we are hosting a fund raiser for Alex Wilson to raise a few bucks and send him off to the IBCs! 3 to 6 PM at the American Legion Post 1207 on Aline road in Rockford (formerly LT’s). Alex has competed in Memphis before and made the finals last year- we hope this is his year, so come on out and give him a great send off! we will accompany him down there as we go to support him and also to receive the Keeping the Blues Alive Award for 2014 Affiliate during this year’s IBCs!
Tuesday, February 18th is our first show at Mary’s Place on 602 N Madison Street in Rockford. Brent Johnson and the Call Up will be joined by Australia’s Anni Piper! Brent is out on his own after 10 plus years as part of Bryan Lee’s Blues Power Band! Cover is $10 and we stat early- 7 PM!
Saturday, March 8th is back to the Hope and Anchor with guitar virtuoso Bobby Messano and his great band. $5 cover, 8 PM start.