Sunday, April 25, 2010

Byron Mayor Chris Millard purchases first two BCBF tickets; Crossroad set to meet April 30th for fest planning

Byron Mayor Chris Millard was first in line and purchased the first two BCBF tickets (ticket numbers 1 and 2) to kick off the festival ticket sales.  Pictured with fest chairperson Steve Jones, Mayor Millard told the Byron Bar and Restaurant owners at the event how excited he was about the festival coming to fruition and that he thought their working together was a great thing to help promote themselves and the community.

Ticket sales kicked off last weekend and have been brisk. There is a buzz of excitement around the local community and beyond about the festival.  Blues societies around the entire midwest have picked up on the event and TV and radio stations have expressed an interest.  The Crossroads Blues Society is excited about the response and is having a meeting to work on festival planning on Friday, April 30th at 730 PM at Big Cities Lounge at 905 E State Street in Rockford.  They are putting together a volunteer schedule for the event and are working on all the details.  To find out more about the festival or Crossroads, come on out to the meeting.  After the meeting stay around and listed to the act that will be closing the festival- Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames. Their new Delmark CD "Burning Love" was just released and they are celebrating that with a Rockford CD release party!  Band member Monica Myhre and others are providing a free buffet, too.  It will be a great night with a little work followed by a lot of fun!

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