Friday, April 30, 2010

Over 1,300 Students Get The Blues!

It was a blues outbreak.  250 Ralston Elementary School students,  250 King Elementary School students,  370 Byron Middle School students and 450 Monroe Center Elementary School Students came down with the blues courstesy of our Blues In The Schools (BITS) program!  Billy Flynn and Barrelhouse Chuck both did superb jobs entertaining and educating their students on Arpil 27 and 28.  And on the evening of April 27, almost 50 adults got schooled in the blues at the Just Good Listening Room by these two fine artists.
This gets the tally up over 23,000 students who have gotten the blues through the 81 BITS programs Crossroads has run. 

Our thanks go out to the Rockford Area Arts Council for their support each year for this important program.  Their funding helps makes these programs a reality. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council which receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council and its members.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Barrelhouse Chuck and Billy Flynn BITS Programs April 27 and 28, 2010

Crossroads Blues Society Blues in the School (BITS) Programs April 27-28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

King Elementary School
1306 S. Court St. 61102
Rockford, IL 61102
Artist: Barrelhouse Chuck Goering
Time: 2 PM

Ralston Elementary School
710 Ralston Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Artist: Billy Flynn
Time: 1:15 PM
Evening Show

Just Goods Listening Room
201 Seventh St
Rockford, IL
Both Artists
Time: 7PM
Tickets: $8, $5 for members, free for students

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Monroe Center Elementary School
17500 Hwy 72, PO Box 360
Monroe Center, IL 61052
Artist: Barrelhouse Chuck Goering
Time: 9:30 AM

Byron Middle School
850 North Colfax Street
Byron, IL 61010
Artist: Billy Flynn
Time: 9:55 AM

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

March-April 2010 Music Reviews Now Online

All the reviews from our Mar-Apr 2010 newsletter and more!