Blues at the Crossroads 2021

20th Anniversary


Blues at the Crossroads.

Blues at the Crossroads started as an outdoor party for the Verve 21 years ago, and now has evolved into a Terre Haute tradition of a two day music Festival.

Come enjoy your favorite Midwestern Blues and Rock Bands. There are food concessions, beer gardens and much more! This is fun for the whole family. No outside food for drink allowed past gate. Handicap accessible. Limited picnic tables available: bringing your own lawn chair is encouraged.

Food and Drinks

Multiple vendors will have food for purchase.

These include:
Fifi’s Lunch Box.

Joan & Yogi One Stop.
KBL and Company
and MORE.

Beverages by:

Monarch Distributing
and Pepsi

Tickets and Pricing.

Tickets will be available for purchase at entrances. Children 16 and under get in for free.

General Admission
Enjoy the best bands in the Midwest.

Half Price Discounts ( Valid ID)
ISU Students, Faculty and Staff.
Military, Fire Fighters, & Police

Children 16 and Under
Free admission for kids 16 and under.




Monte Skelton and Dekar
Tommy Kelly
Jennie DeVoe
Mike Milligan


James Neary and Bevy Blue
Monte Skelton
Cosmic Situation



Henthorn & Feaster
Max Allen
Smokers Blues Band
Russ Green
The Millers


Damon Mitchell
The Randy’s
The Nerve


The Board Members (BABT) include:

The Story of Blues at the Crossroads Festival In 2000, Connie Wrin started the Blues at the Crossroads Festival. It began as just a “little party” outside the Verve, which I opened in December 1999. We were shocked that attendance was well over a thousand people, so we decided to do it again. In 2005, we set up a not-for-profit so we could use the proceeds from the event to help others throughout the year. That year, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. We were able to fill two box trucks with supplies which Todd Nation and Connie Wrin drove down to Alexandria, AL. Blues at the Crossroads was also able to make a monetary donation of $2,000 to the American Red Cross. For the next few years proceeds from the event went to the American Red Cross and the Terre Haute Boys Club. Then in 2012 we collaborated with Community School of the Arts to create the Music is Key program. This program provides new guitars and a year of music lessons to at risk children in our community. At the beginning of each academic year we reach out to the Vigo County School Corporation who assists us in identifying at risk children who are interested in learning to play guitar. These children write a short essay about why they want to learn to play guitar and all those children receive a new guitar and a certificate for free music lessons through ISU School of Music. These children receive their guitars during the Saturday opening ceremonies at the Blues at the Crossroads Festival. If the children continued to take lessons throughout the year they got to perform the following year at the Blues Festival.


Connie Wrin – Organizer and Founder. Owner of The Verve.
 Sam Kigin – Staff Coordinator. 
Cathy Wood – Media Consultant.
Cheryl Maners – Backstage Liaison.

Alec Thompson – Marketing and Graphic Design.


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