TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Organizers are busy making last-minute preparations for this weekend's Blues at the Crossroads.
It's been a Terre Haute tradition that brings dozens of bands and thousands of fans to the Wabash Valley every year.
Organizers are busy making last minute preparations for this weekend's Blues at the Crossroads.
12 years ago, The Verve hosted a small party outside of their bar, and several hundred people showed up.
This year, they expect around 8,000 folks from across the country to come here, to enjoy Blues, Country, and some Rock 'n' Roll.
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Blues Fest organizers say it takes them about eight months to get ready.
They spend at least $150,000 on the non-profit event.
Although they break even, organizers put it on every year because they love it.
"You know, it's worth it. It's one of those things that you just, it's such a great thing to put on, it's so fun to see people having a good time, and it just makes it worth the while," The Verve Owner and Blues Fest Founder and Organizer Connie Wrin said.
The event brings an economic boost to local businesses.
Wrin said hotels are full, and restaurants will be busy.
She said the amount of guests they have now is a good number. More could be difficult to manage.
Doors open Friday at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
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