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McHenry Blues Fest 2019
Dave Specter Band w/special guest Jimmy Johnson, Joanna Connor, Corey Dennison, Demetria Taylor, Ivy Ford, Jimmy Nick, Kevin Purcell & more

Chicago Blues Fest 2019

36th Annual Chicago Blues Festival

Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jay Pritzker Pavillion by Roman
photo: Roman Sobus

Millennium Park

201 E. Randolph St.

11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Join us in Sweet Home Chicago for the world's largest FREE blues festival! For more info visit: www.chicagobluesfestival.us

Friday, June 7

Bobby Rush by Dianne
Bobby Rush
photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

 

7:45-9:00pm

Bobby Rush

 

6:30-7:30pm

              Jimmy Johnson Blues Band

 

5:00-6:15pm

Charlie Musselwhite with special guest Billy Boy Arnold

 

4:45-5:00pm

National Anthem: TBD

Commissioner Mark Kelly

Emcee: Tom Marker

 

Budweiser Crossroads Stage - South Promenade

Emcee: WDCB

 

4:15-5:30pm - Bombino

 

2:45-4:00pm - Guy King with special guest Chris Cain

 

1:30-2:30pm - Thornetta Davis

 

12:15-1:15pm - Benny Turner

 

11:00am-12:00pm - Joanna Connor

 

Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage - North Promenade

Emcee: Kamel King

 

4:15-5:30pm - Jam Session with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

 

3:00-4pm - Grady Champion

 

1:45pm-2:45pm - Karen Wolfe

 

12:30-1:30pm - Keith Johnson “Prince of the Delta Blues" & The Big Muddy Blues Band

 

              11:15am-12:15pm - Jimmy Burns Band

 

Front Porch Stage - Wrigley Square

Emcee: Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers

 

8:00-9:00pm - Vance "Guitar" Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band

 

6:30-7:30pm - Breezy Rodio

 

5:00-6:00pm - Mzz Reese

 

3:30-4:30pm - Mojo Morganfield & The Mannish Boyz

 

2:00-3:00pm - Kenny Smith & The House Bumpers

 

12:30-1:30pm -  Bob Stroger

 

11:00am-12pm - Blues In School with Katherine Davis, Tino Cortes, Tim Gant, Alan Burroughs & Stone Academy

 

Park Grill Stage

Emcee: WDCB

 

4:00-4:45pm - Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama

 

3:00-3:45pm - Eric Noden

 

2:00-2:45pm - Gerry Hundt’s Legendary One-Man Band

 

Rosa’s Lounge

11am-9pm

Emcee: Tony Mangiullo

 

Daily showcase of Chicago Blues Legends and emerging artists that have called Rosa's Lounge home over the last 35 years.


Saturday, June 8

Bettye LaVette by Jenn
Bettye LaVette
photo: Jennifer Noble

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

 

7:45-9:00pm

Bettye LaVette

 

6:30-7:30pm

Don Bryant

 

5:15-6:15pm

Latimore

 

5:00-5:15pm

National Anthem: TBD

Commissioner Mark Kelly

Emcee: Tom Marker

 

Budweiser Crossroads Stage - South Promenade

Emcee: WDCB

 

4:15-5:30pm - Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Guilty Ones

 

3:00-4:00pm - Billy Boy Arnold (60 min)

 

1:30-2:45pm - Rico McFarland, Carl Weathersby & Wayne Baker Brooks

 

12:15-1:15pm - Marquise Knox

 

11:00am-12:00pm - Melody Angel

 

Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage - North Promenade

Emcee: Kamel King

 

4:15-5:30pm - Jam Session with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

 

3:00-4pm - O.B. Buchana

 

1:45pm-2:45pm - John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band

 

12:30-1:30pm - Super Chikan

 

11:15am-12:15pm - Jesse “Guitar” Robinson

 

Front Porch Stage - Wrigley Square

Emcee: Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers

 

8:00-9:00pm - Lurrie Bell

 

6:30-7:30pm - Morry Sochat & The Special 20s

 

5:00-6:00pm - Bridges to the Blues

 

3:30-4:30pm - Dom Flemons

 

2:00-3:00pm - Chicago Blues Piano Master—A Tribute To Otis Spann

 

12:30-1:30pm -  The Joel Paterson Organ Trio featuring Chris Foreman

 

11:00am-12:00pm - Mary Lane

 

Park Grill Stage

Emcee: WDCB

 

4:00-4:45pm - Doktu Rhute Muuzic

 

3:00-3:45pm - Harmonica Hinds

 

2:00-2:45pm - Dom Flemons

 

Rosa’s Lounge

11am-9pm

Emcee: Tony Mangiullo

Daily showcase of Chicago Blues Legends and emerging artists that have called Rosa's Lounge home over the last 35 years.

Sunday, June 9

Ruthie Foster
Ruthie Foster

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

 

7:45-9:00pm

Ruthie Foster

 

6:30-7:30pm

The CONNECTION: Mike Welch & Friends

 

5:15-6:15pm

Larkin Poe

 

5:00-5:15pm

National Anthem: TBD

Commissioner Mark Kelly

Emcee: Tom Marker

 

Budweiser Crossroads Stage - South Promenade

Emcee: WDCB

 

4:15-5:30pm - Roomful of Blues with special appearance by guest vocalist, Lynne Jordan

 

2:45-4:00pm - Toronzo Cannon

 

1:30-2:30pm - The Kinsey Report

 

12:15-1:15pm - Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band

 

11:00am-12:00pm - Omar Coleman

 

Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage - North Promenade

Emcee: Kamel King

4:15-5:30pm - Jam Session with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

 

3:00-4pm - Zac Harmon

 

1:45pm-2:45pm - Jarekus Singleton

 

12:30-1:30pm - RL Boyce

 

11:15am-12:15pm - TBA



Front Porch Stage - Wrigley Square

Emcee: Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mike Jeffers

 

6:30-7:30pm - Mike Wheeler Band

 

5:00-6:00pm - Russ Green

 

3:30-4:30pm - Ivy Ford

 

2:00-3:00pm - Cash Box Kings

 

12:30-1:30pm -  Erwin Helfer

 

11:00am-12:00pm - Willie Buck

 

Park Grill Stage

Emcee: WDCB

 

4:00-4:45pm - Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings

 

3:00-3:45pm - Rick King’s Royal Hustle

 

2:00-2:45pm - Chicago Bound Blues Band

 

Rosa’s Lounge

11am-9pm

Emcee: Tony Mangiullo

Daily showcase of Chicago Blues Legends and emerging artists that have called Rosa's Lounge home over the last 35 years.

 


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