Since The Blues was the common denominator and impetus for the formation of the Fox Valley Music Foundation, it is appropriate that a section of this website has been dedicated to the cornerstone of the FV Blue’s scene, The Blues On The Fox Festival.
The Festival was started in 1997 by the Fox Valley Blues Society and is currently celebrating over 20 years of providing the finest in live blues music. The Festival takes place on Father’s Day weekend, and now takes place at RiverEdge Park just north of downtown Aurora.
The festival has grown from it’s downtown intimate closed street festival of years gone by, to becoming a premier national Blues festival rivaling larger city fests in existence before Blues on the Fox was even born. The list of past performers ranks in the who’s who of the Blues world.
A continuing theme of Blues on the Fox is embedded in its annual festival poster. The posters have been generated each year since the inaugural Blues on the Fox Festival in 1997, and every year thereafter. The posters have become collector items and are currently available from the Fox Valley Music Foundation. The proceeds from their poster sales go to help support Foundation projects and programs.
In recent years, the posters have taken on a particular character due to the fact that they have all been created by one man, Rex Bohn, who has come to embody Blues on the Fox with his scratch board art posters. The Rex Bohn posters (2003, 2006-2015) shown below have become synonymous with Blues on The Fox.