CHAMPAIGN — The Prairie Crossroads Blues Society will present soul-blues performer Johnny Rawls at 9 p.m. Friday at the High Dive, 51 E. Main St.
Opening for Rawls will be The Sugar Prophets at 7 p.m. Admission to the show is $8 before 8 p.m. and $10 thereafter.
Born in Columbia, Miss., Rawls began performing when he was in high school. He has earned multiple award nominations in a career that spans more than four decades and includes the release of several CDs including "Soul Survivor," his latest on Catfood Records.
Rawls routinely does as many as 200 shows each year and has performed at some of the biggest blues festivals, among them the Chicago Blues and Portland Waterfront festivals.
Established in 2010, The Prairie Crossroads Blues Society is a nonprofit organization and affiliate of The Blues Foundation, whose members are dedicated to preserving, promoting and educating the community about blues music. For more information, visit http://www.prairiecrossroadsblues.org.