Prairie Crossroads Blues Society

Champaign-Urbana IL

Monica Morris & Josie Lowder handbill

IBC Fundraiser

Wow how much fun was that? Thanks to everyone who came out for the Monica Morris & Josie Lowder Fundraiser

Prairie Crossroads Blues Society wants to thank everyone who came out and donated at the Fundraiser on Saturday January 10. It was a blast and we raised a significant amount of money for Monica Morris & Josie Lowder, our IBC Solo/Duo representatives.

We also want to thank all the musicians that came out and participated in the fun! Susan Williams & Bob Watson got the event off to a great start. Joe Asselin, Jiggy & The Source and The Diva & The Dude all played awesome sets and led up to the fantastic set of music from Monica Morris & Josie Lowder.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the PA system. Thanks to Bentley's for providing such a great venue and Sarah for the awesome job tending bar. Thanks to Eric Frahm and Zac Widup for the great pictures. Thanks to all the PCBS volunteers who did an awesome job of welcoming the guests. Mainly thanks to all the fans who attended and contributed to Monica & Josie.

Thanks to Monica & Josie, we're so proud you're our representatives at the International Blues Challenge. Good luck in Memphis girls!


Back Pack Jones - Betsy's Kitchen

Best Self-Produced CD competition

Congratulations to Back Pack Jones,
their "Betsy's Kitchen" CD won our BSPCD competition

We announced the winners of our BSPCD contest on Saturday Nov. 1. We've sent Back Pack Jones' "Betsy's Kitchen" CD to Memphis to compete in the Blues Foundation's BSPCD competition, which is held in conjunction with the IBC.

Congratulations to Back Pack Jones. Good luck in Memphis!

There's several rounds to the BSPCD competition. You can follow along as the Blues Foundation announces the semi-finalists and finalists. Here's the list of all the CD's submitted by various Blues Societies.


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.

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. Our mission is preserve, promote and educate about the blues. We support the blues in a variety of ways, bringing new blues artists to town, supporting local blues bands and venues and educating the community through our Blues In The Schools programs.

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.


Thanks to all the bands and artists who have contributed to our prize pool of CD's that we give away at our monthly meetings. Locally we want to thank, Back Pack Jones, Benny Jenkins bloodline, Keith Harden, The Sugar Prophets and The Kilborn Alley Blues Band. PCBS members stick around till the conclusion of each meeting hoping their raffle ticket is drawn.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the bands!