About Us

Blacks, Whites and Blues Festival

The organization re-established in March 2017 and became a nonprofit organization November 2017. We employ our appreciation for music & festival activities as a platform to unite members of the community in the city of Springfield and neighboring communities in Central and Southern Illinois with local businesses. Our mission is to help strengthen the communities' physical health, social change, and economic growth and development through education, counseling, advocacy, and monetary support.

2018 Festival - Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th on 11th St at the corner of S. Grand

We will host our 2nd annual festival with providing family activities, health education, music, food, and showcasing local talents.

Entry, bands, and youth activities are free.

Food and beverages will require ticket purchases.

Please bring lawn chairs!    


A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be distributed to disadvantaged youths, individuals in need, and community supporting organizations.


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The Festival will be located on 11th St. starting at the corner of South Grand and ends at Kansas.

Blacks, Whites and Blues Festival

P. O. Box 20415 Springfield, IL 62708


The Festival is August 4th & 5th, 2018:

Saturday 8/4 12pm - 11pm 

Sunday 8/5 12pm - 9pm

Entry, bands, and youth activities are free. Food and beverages will require ticket purchases.

Please bring lawn chairs.

Our 2017 Sponsors & Supporters

Gold Sponsors

  • Miller Lite
  • Memorial Hospital

Silver Supporters

  • Central Illinois Building and Construction Trades Commercial
  • Heartland Coca Cola Bottling Co.
  • Bourbon Street Rhythm & Ribs
  • Union Baptist Church 
  • Mayor James Langfelder
  • Alderman Doris Turner


Bronze Supporters

  • St. John's Hospital
  • Myers Commercial Real Estate Inc.
  • Giganti & Giganti Fine Jewelry
  • B.O.N.E., LLC
  • Debbie Lewison, Remax
  • Friendly Cheverolet
  • AFSCME Local 2600
  • Farmer's Insurance, Blake Webb
  • Brown Financial Services
  • Capital City Vending company, Inc.
  • Alderman Hermon Senor
  • Calvary Baptist Church=Nehemiah Expansion
  • Street Art
  • 709 Cut Rate Package Liquor
  • Frank McNeil & Family
  • Samuel Cahnman, Attorney at Law
  • Springfield Fighter for Fathers
  • Edward Jones, Financial Advisor, Kevin Corbin
  • Felbers Tavern
  • Guitars and Cadillacs 
  • Penny Shaw