Crossroads Blues Society has been conducting free school music programs for 15 years in Rockford and Northern Illinois. 242 programs have been done for over 58,000 students, all at no charge to area schools. 2016/17 has been their most successful with 61 programs for nearly 8,000 students. http://crossroadsbluessociety.com/blues-in-the-schools-bits
Funding for Blues in the Schools come from their annual festival fundraiser. http://www.crossroadsbluesfestival.com/
The 8th annual event will be on August 26, 2017. 3,000 people are expected at the event.
Please follow the links to find out more about Crossroads, BITS and their festival.