About Us

Our Story and Mission

The Blacks, Whites and Blues Festival committee is excited and pleased to have it return to Springfield for its 2nd annual festival in its new form as a nonprofit organization! We are dedicated to fostering an environment that influences social and cultural change and promotes awareness of health and economic disparities in the communities. We employ our appreciation for music and festival activities as a platform to unite and celebrate the residents in the city of Springfield and neighboring communities across Illinois. Our collaborative efforts with businesses and organizations will help to nurture a better quality of life within the communities 

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 entertainment.

Entry, bands, and youth activities are free.

Food and beverages will require ticket purchases.

Please bring lawn chairs!  Click the "free entry" tab to get your tickets


A portion of the proceeds  will be given back to the community and community supporting organizations. 


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Contact Us

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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