Welcome to Crown Point Rotary Club's 16th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ!
The fest is family friendly and will host some of the Region's best eateries, breweries and blues bands.
Doors open on 09/25 at 4:00PM and the event will run until 10:00PM.
The event is hosted on the Lake County Fairgrounds in the Industrial Building.
This year's music lineup is:
4:00PM - 6:00PM Gerry Hundt’s Legendary One-Man-Band
Hundt began playing harmonica while at Middlebury College in Vermont, and took guitar and theory lessons from the talented Paul Asbell. Back in Rockford he played harp with the Fellartones, and after taking a construction job in Colorado, moved over to the bass to play with the ClamDaddys. He also played harp with his old friend John Alex Mason in Colorado and hosted a jam in Lakewood where he met guitarist and bandleader Nick Moss. From 2004 to 2009 Hundt then toured and recorded with Moss’ band, The Flip Tops, playing bass, guitar, harmonica, and mandolin. In quick order he appeared on or helped engineer dozens of recordings for others. In 2007 he recorded his own CD, Since Way Back, on Moss’ Blue Bella imprint, which won several awards for his blues mandolin playing. It was around this same time that his one-man band, originally called “Steady Groove, the One-Man Chicago Blues Band,” began.
6:00PM - 8:00PM The Instinct
The Instinct - The Instinct is a high energy, blues-influenced band that has played internationally since 2016. The young band has played dozens of high profile shows and festivals, and has enjoyed extensive media coverage. 2019 had an exciting start, with the band returning to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
8:00PM - 10:00PM The Jamiah Rogers Band
The Jamiah Rogers Band is one of the midwest's hottest bands. Known for their showmanship, you cannot leave a JRB show and not be impressed. The band consists of Jamiah Rogers (lead vocals and guitar), Dionte Skinner (drums) and Tony Rogers (bass and background vocals).
Our event would not be complete with the Region's Best eateries and breweries, including:
Red Barn Smokehouse
Specialty Hot Dogs by Damo
Crown Point Creamery