Blues on the Fox 2015imgresThe Fox Valley Music Foundation is a not-for-profit organization comprised of music lovers, music educators, arts enthusiasts and people who have spent many long hour days and years in this business of music.

The Foundation’s reason for being is to preserve, promote and protect the wonderful music of the Fox Valley area of Illinois while providing Music Education to people of all ages and from all walks of life.

The initial spark for the forming of the foundation was rooted in the annual Blues On The Fox Festival which takes place in downtown Aurora, Illinois during the month of June, and will be celebrating its 21st anniversary, providing area music lovers with some of the finest in live blues on the planet. And, that festival was the baby of the now defunct Fox Valley Blues Society, which was formed by a group of blues lovers hailing primarily from Aurora, Illinois, who “rediscovered” the fact that some very historic blues recordings were made in the Sky Club of the Leland Hotel in downtown Aurora back in 1937 and 1938.

From 2004 until 2009, the Blues On The Fox Festival was managed by The City of Aurora and a group of volunteers, steeped in their love of the blues. In 2010, the reins were handed over to the Aurora Civic Center Authority with the Paramount Theatre leading the charge. The volunteer group would remain involved with artist selection and the festival in general, all the while a new performance venue was on the drawing board.

RiverEdge Park, once a seemingly distant dream, became a reality whilst the festival was becoming the premier blues festival in the Midwest, outgrowing the confines of Galena Boulevard in downtown Aurora. In 2013, Blues On The Fox kicked off the inaugural year for RiverEdge Park with Dr. John and Buddy Guy headlining the weekend event.

As all of this was taking place, the volunteer group that nurtured the festival during the years that it was managed by The City of Aurora’s Special Events Division became less involved in the festival but reinvented itself and became a foundation. And here we are, The Fox Valley Music Foundation.


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Live From Kiss The Sky!!!

Singles Release Show!!

Jake Mack & The Lesser Stags!
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Jake Mack & The Lesser Stags Live From Kiss The Sky

April 2, 2017, 8:00pm - April 2, 2017, 9:30pm

Jake and The Stags will be celebrating the "lesser" release of a pair of new singles ... "Take Care" and "Abondoned Church". The only way to obtain the singles right now is to get them at this Kiss The Sky performance, or to join The Stags Lesser Mailing List! The Stags are in the midst of some heavy duty gigging and we're exited and honored to have them playing the newly slightly expanded Are You Experienced Stage here at the Kiss. Speaking of expanding the stage, we have also moved things around a bit during the last few weeks (Steve loves to change things up every now and then to keep it interesting). Consequently, there's a little bit more room in the stage area not only for the bands, but also for the performance attendees as well. Come check it out! In any case ... tonight's show should be a barn burner! There's a $5 cover with all of the proceeds going to the band in support of their music. Also, please note that tonight's show has a special 8:00pm starting time, as opposed to the normal 7:00 start, and Jake Mack & The Lesser Stags are the only act on the bill ... they are all yours tonight! More is Lesser! Hope to see you here!

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Spring into action with the Empty Can Band!

March 25, 2017, 8:30am - March 26, 2017, 12:30am

Join the Empty Can Band for a Spring fling. Planning lots of dance tunes, so wear your dancing shoes! The band features Rich Van Ham, Johnny Mack, Todd Moffet, Jim 'Chevy' Chevalier and Dave Glynn. Tasty originals and classic blues and rock. "Best bar band in the land," Hambone's Blues Party.

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