Prairie Crossroads Blues Society

Champaign-Urbana IL

Keithmas Is Coming!
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 - 9pm-1am Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., Urbana

Check out all the details in the KEITHMAS 2014 Newsletter.

Celebrate the Holidays and Keith Harden's Birthday. Keith always assembles an awesome lineup of talent, this year the lineup is jam packed with talent. Read the story above to find out who Keith has lined up to play.


PCBS Holiday Party/Monthly Meeting
6:00 PM Thursday December 18
The Clark Bar, 207 W. Clark St., Champaign

Thanks to everyone who came to the PCBS Holiday Party/Monthly Meeting. It was huge fun! Thanks to Keith & Kathy Harden who put on a sensational show and entertained the audience troughout the evening. Wow! Monica Morris treated the fans with a taste of her amazing vocals and superb guitar playing. PCBS wishes everyone a Happy Holidays!



Monica Morris & Josie Lowder

Fundraiser for Monica Morris & Josie Lowder
5:00 - 8:00 pm Saturday January 10th, 2015
Bentley's Pub, 419 N. Neil St. Champaign

Join us to support Monica Morris & Josie Lowder before they head to Memphis to represent Priaire Crossroads Blues Society in the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge. We're thrilled to have them represent us.

Jiggy & The Source will also be playing in support of our Solo/Duo winners. Susan Williams is also expected to appear. This is your chance to hear full sets by some of the best area blues musicians. We'll have a raffle and other fun to raise money to send our Solo/Duo winners to Memphis.

Come out to the PCBS Fundraiser, show your support for our IBC representatives and wish Monica & Josie good luck at the IBC's in Memphis.

Visit the Blues Foundation's website for all the current entries.
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!