Monday, June 30, 2014

Pictures from June 28, 2014!

Alex Wilson Band on Stage


Dan Phelps between sets


Liz Mandeville and the Blue Points


The Jimmys


Doug Deming and Dennis Gruenling and the Jewel Tones


John Nemeth


More pictures at: 
Photo Album

Friday, June 27, 2014

Welcome to the Second Annual Field of Blues Festival

We thank you for attending oursecond annual event!

Aviators Stadium is actually located in Loves Park, right on the Rockford border.  It is right off of Riverside Blvd and Riverside Blvd is one of the Rockford exits on I-90/I-39.  Coming from the south and east on I-90 or I-39, it is the third Rockford exit after the Illinois 20 and State St/Business 20 exits.  Coming from the north and west, it is the third exit in Illinois after the Rockton/IL-75 and then the IL-173 exits.  The stadium is on Interstate Blvd, immediately east of the highway.  Ample parking is available at the stadium; parking is $2.  There are 1,200 spaces in the lot.  Over flow parking will be off of Interstate Blvd and also to the east at the YMCA.

Kids are welcome, 5 and under are free, kids 6 to 12 are $5 at the gate (no advanced sales).

Do's...

Do stay cool.  Bring an umbrella (not for rain but for shade).  There is also a huge 50 x 105 foot pavilion to get out of the sun and stay cool.  Summer is here!

Do bring sunscreen. The weather report looks great! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. On field seating is allowed. You can sit in the stands, too. The stage will be facing the third base line and centered about where the shortstop usually plays. Sit in front of the stage only, please, not behind it.

Do visit Blues Central under the pavilion. On sale there will be fest items like shirts and koozies, CDs and artist merchandise, and information on how to become a member of Crossroads Blues Society. There will also be music between acts and other cool stuff like Hard Times Cigar Box Guitars,Terry Abrahamson (author of "In the Belly of the Blues") and Dan Phelps will be playing, too.

Do have a great time!

Don'ts...

Don't bring coolers into the festival. No outside food and beverages are allowed and the Aviators do not allow tailgating in their parking lot.

Don't bring pets. No pets allowed. Sorry!

Don't smoke at the fest unless you are in a designated stadium smoking area.
The festival is in a small professional baseball park. Access to the field is on the outfield sides of both dugouts. Real bathrooms- no portable restrooms! Restrooms are on the first base side of the park. Beer, wine and a full assortment of liquor is available in the park along with a large assortment of soft drinks and foods.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Advanced Tickets Still Available Until They Run Out!

Advanced Ticket Locations

 

Loves Park
Aviator's Stadium
The Hope and Anchor English Pub
Woodman's Supermarket

Rockford
Guzzardo's Performance Music
Alpine Bank (Alpine, Springcreek, East State, and Cherryvale Branches)
Culture Shock
Toad Hall
CD Source
Rockford Area Arts Council
Just Goods Store
Lyran Society Club

Beloit
Gary's Guitars

Online on this site and from all Crossroads Board Members.

Friday, June 20, 2014

video
Field of Blues Festival 
TV Public Service Spot 
WREX Channel 13
Thanks to this Great Sponsor!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Official Poster


11 x 17 and 8-1/2 x 11 formats.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Crossroads Announces John Nemeth to Headline 2nd Annual Field of Blues Festival


2nd Annual Field of Blues Festival
Rockford Aviators Stadium
Love Park , IL
Appearing at 8 PM
June 28, 2014