Blues on the Fox and More at RiverEdge Park this Summer

River Edge Park

Aurora’s RiverEdge Park announced today a smokin’ hot line-up for the 19th Annual Blues on the Fox, one of the Midwest’s most heralded blues festivals.

The Blues on the Fox double bill for Friday, June 19 kicks off with Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood at 7 p.m. followed by the legendary blues jam band North Mississippi Allstars at 9 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 20 kicks off with powerhouse roots rockers Moreland & Arbuckle at 3 p.m., Chicago blues king Otis Taylor Band at 5 p.m., Chicago’s first lady of the blues Mavis Staples at 7 p.m. and New Orleans party band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at 9 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m.

A 19-year Aurora tradition, Blues on the Fox is a weekend of sizzlin’ live music, cold beer, tasty festival food and a damn good time, all overlooking the gorgeous Fox River. Tickets are only $10 per day through May 31. Tickets are $20 per day starting June 1 and day of. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

The park also announced that the popular 1980s group BoDeans will be performing live on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 through May 31. Tickets are $40 starting June 1.

Tickets are on sale now for Blues on the Fox. To purchase tickets, visit, call the RiverEdge box office, 630.896.6666, or stop by in-person at RiverEdge’s satellite box office, the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Boulevard in downtown Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday–Saturday. The RiverEdge box office will also be open on-site on both days for day-of sales, beginning at 10 a.m. This event is general admission only. Guests are encouraged to bring folding and bag chairs.