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EVENTS ARCHIVE
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2011:
Otis Clay Ring in the New Year with the Blues!

 Blues clubs and other venues offer deals that won't give your wallet the blues.

Jimmy Burns Dec. 22: Jimmy Burns CD release party at Legends, Chicago.

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Jimmy Johnson Dec. 14: Jimmy Johnson & Dave Specter Holiday Blues Party/Adventures in Guitar at SPACE, Evanston, IL

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Billy BranchDec.  9: Billy Branch at Rosa's, Chicago.


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Kenny Neal Nov. 30: Kenny Neal, Wayne Baker Brooks & more to star in benefit concert at Buddy Guy's Legends.

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photo: Michael Kurgansky
Tommy Castro Nov. 27: Tommy Castro Band at SPACE, Evanston, IL

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Duke Robillard CBG's HOT Shows for Fall 2011

 Here's a bumper crop of  blues fun to heat up your Autumn.


Nov. 19: Duke Robillard & Charlie Musselwhite at Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg IL


Photo: Duke Robillard/ by Jennifer Wheeler
Guitar ShortySept. 29: The Congregation at the Double Door, Chgo.
Gerry Hundt & Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy, Chgo.
Sept. 30: Jimmy Johnson at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
Tom Holland & the Shuffle
Kings at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Duke Tumatoe at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1: Sugar Blue at Rosa's, Chgo.
Eddie Shaw, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
Oct. 1: Guitar Shorty (photo) at Legends, Chgo.
Oct. 2: Samantha Fish & Kate Moss at House of Blues, Chgo.
Strike at Cancer Benefit w/Grana' Louise & Troublemaker, BBQ buffet & more, 12-4 p.m. at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
Mary LaneSept. 20: Los Lonely Boys, Steepwater at House of Blues, Chgo.
Sept 21: Rockin' Johnny at Chuck's, Burbank, IL

Sept. 23-25: Chicago Blues Weekend Shuttle Tour  w/Mary Lane (photo), Killer Ray Allison, Super Percy, Mz. Peaches & more.
Sept. 23: Andre Williams at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Nick Moss at  Rosa's, Chgo.
Donna Herula & Tony Nardiello at Lovell's, Lake Forest, IL
Lil' Ed, Cashbox Kings at Legends, Chgo.
Pat Smillie duo at Walnut Speakeasy, Chgo.

Sept. 24: Big Daddy Billy Cade at Reggie's, Chgo.
Benefit for Animal Care League w/ Rick Simcox & The ToneQuesters at Primitive Gallery,  Chgo.
Holle Thee Maxwell Sept. 13: Tweed Funk at House of Blues, Chgo.
 Sept. 14: Dave Specter & Lurrie Bell at SPACE, Evanston, IL
 
 Sept. 15: Candye Kane at SPACE, Evanston, IL
 Quintus McCormick at Shaw's, Chgo.
 Sept. 16: Black Willoughbuys at California Clipper, Chgo.
 The Kingsnakes at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
 Sept. 16-17: Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band at Rosa's, Chgo.
 Sept. 17: Holle Thee Maxwell (photo), Vivian Vance Kelly, Ramblin' Rose, Dia Madden, Blue Road Band & more at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Biscuit Miller & The Mix, Breezy & the Breezers, Stacy Brooks & more at The Water Hole, Chgo.
Harper, Mr. Blotto at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
Carl Davis Band at Peggy Kinnane's, Arlington Hts, IL
Blues & BBQ Birthday Bash with Jimmy Johnson, Dave Specter, Erwin Helfer, Katherine Davis at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Big Dog Mercer Sept. 8: Rockin' Johnny at The Water Hole, Chgo.

 Sept. 9: Rev. Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys at Nick's, Chgo.
 Blue Road at the Montrose Room, Rosemont, IL
Sept. 9-11: Chuck's Fest w/Nick & Joe Moss, Special 20's, Hurricane Gumbo & more, Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL

Sept. 10: Big Dog Mercer (photo) CD release party at Heroes West, Joliet, IL
Bernard Allison, Tommy McCracken
at Legends, Chgo.
Jimmy Burns
at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL

Liz Mandeville & Donna Herula
at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
Eddie Taylor, Jr., Joanna Connor at House of Blues, Chgo.
Sept. 11: Peaches Staten at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
Kid RamosAug. 30: Damon Fowler at Bradley Bourbonnais Sportsman's Club, Bourbonnais, IL
Aug. 31:
Lucky Peterson at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo, IL
 Sept. 1: Debra Jackson at Chess Studios, Chgo. FREE.

 Sept. 1-4: On the Waterfront w/Damon Fowler, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Dave Herrero & more, Rockford, IL.
 Sept. 2-5: Last Fling w/ Bro. John, Black Cat Bone & more Naperville, IL
 Sept. 2: Carlos Johnson, Eddie Taylor, Jr., Jimmy Johnson at Legends, Chgo

 Sept 3: The 44's w/ Kid Ramos (photo) at House of Blues, Chgo. Also at The Water Hole, Chgo. on Sept. 4.
Carl Davis w/Joe Moss at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL

Sept. 4: Dr. John at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Nick Moss at Elbo Room, Chgo.
Jimmie VaughanAug. 22: Gary Clark, Jr., Dave Herrero at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Aug. 25: Jimmie Vaughan (photo) at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Tedeschi Trucks Band at Chicago Theater
Aug. 26: Rev. Raven, Diamond Jim Greene at at House of Blues, Chgo.
Deb Seitz Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Lonnie Brooks & Eddy Clearwater at Little Bear Ribfest, Vernon Hills, IL
Aug. 27: Byron Crossroads Blues Fest w/ Bryan Lee, Rev. Raven, Kilborn Alley, The Jimmys & more.

Water Hole grand re-opening w/ Tail Dragger, John Primer, Dave Herrero, Jimmy Burns, Peaches, Eddie Taylor, Jr., Billy Flynn, Willie Smith, Mary Lane & more. 1400 Western, Chgo.
Free, 7 pm.
Concert for the Cure (Parkinson's) w/Empty Can Band, Greg Boerner, Noah Gabriel, Dave Ramont & more at Tanna Farms, Geneva, IL
Aug. 28: Lil' Ed & Blues Imperials at Skokie's Backlot Bash,   Free.
Aug. 30: Damon Fowler at Bradley Bourbonnais Sportsman's Club, Bourbonnais, IL
Liz Mandeville EVENT: Liz Mandeville, Wayne Baker Brooks, Sugar Blue, Peaches Staten & many more to entertain our vets at Warrior Summit 2011

 Concert series, resource fair, support services, giveaways, Valor Games and more to be held at Soldier Field August 23. Free to vets and service members
SUMMER BLUES FESTIVALS & MORE:
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Chess Studios: Blues in the Garden shows: all summer, Chicago. FREE

Glenwood Ave. Art Fest: Aug 19 -21, Chicago.

Illinois Central Music Fest: Aug. 20, Chicago

Long Grove Arts Fest: Aug. 20 -21, Long Grove, IL

Warrior Summit, FREE to Veterans: Aug. 23, Soldier Field, Chicago

Byron Crossroads Blues Festival: Aug. 27,
Byron, IL

Chuck's Fest: Sept. 9 -11, Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL
Eddie C. CampbellAug. 17: Erwin Helfer at Katerina's, Chgo.
Aug. 18
:
Rising Star Songwriters Showcase at Chicago City Limits, Schaumburg, IL
Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Chess Studios, Chgo. FREE.

Aug. 19: Dawn O'Keefe Williams at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL. FREE
Lurrie Bell at
B.L.U.E.S., Chgo, IL
Rob Blaine's Big Otis Blues at Rosa's, Chgo.

Aug. 20: Eddie C. Campbell (photo)at
SPACE, Evanston, IL
Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues at Mayne Stage, Chgo.
Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Willie Buck at  Legends, Chgo.
Harry Garner at  Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL

Aug. 21: Dave Weld at House of Blues, Chgo.
Heal With Love Benefit/Blues Fest w/ Big Dog Mercer, Kingsnakes, Joliet Al, Billy King & more at American Legion Hall, LaGrange, IL
Aug. 22: Gary Clark, Jr. at SPACE, Evanston, IL
John Mayal Aug. 10: John Mayall (photo)at Mayne Stage, Chgo.
 Aug. 11: Dave Weld at Pete Miller's, Wheeling, IL
 Mississippi Heat at Shaw's, Chgo.
 Aug. 12: John Lee Hooker, Jr. at Rosa's, Chgo.
 Bryan Lee, Johnny Drummer at Legends, Chgo.
 Dave Specter, Diamond Jim Greene at House of Blues, Chgo.
Jimmy Johnson at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo, IL
Aug. 12-13: Steepwater Band CD party at Beat Kitchen, Chgo.
Charlie Love w/Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
Aug. 13: Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Aug. 14: Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials at Fountain Square, Long Grove, IL. FREE!
C.J. Chenier at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Alvin Youngblood Hart Aug. 3: Tab Benoit at SPACE, Evanston, IL
 Alvin Youngblood Hart (photo)at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
 Joe Moss at House of Blues, Chgo.
 Aug. 4: Little Scotty at Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, Chgo.
 Aug. 6: Rockin' Johnny at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
 Vanessa Davis at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
 
 Aug. 6-7: South Shore Jazz Fest w/ Bobby Blue Bland, Regina Carter, McCoy Tyner & more, Chgo.
Donna Herula, Joel Paterson & Modern Sounds, Vince Agwada at Lakeshore Arts Fest, Evanston, IL
Aug. 7: Buddy Guy Birthday Bash w/ Guy King Organ Trio, NuBlu Band at Legends, Chgo.
SUMMER BLUES FESTIVALS & MORE:
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Chess Studios: Blues in the Garden shows: all summer, Chicago. FREE

Lakeshore Arts Fest, Aug. 6-7, Evanston, IL

Illinois Central Music Fest: Aug. 20, Chicago

Byron Crossroads Blues Festival: Aug. 27,
Byron, IL
Lou Pride July 28: Tom Holland at  Shaw's, Chgo.
 Lamont Harris at Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, Chgo.
 Rob Blaine & Pete Galanis, Big James & Chgo Playboys at House of Blues, Chgo.

 July 29: William Elliot Whitmore at Lincoln Hall, Chgo.
 Demetria Taylor at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo, IL
 July 29-30: Grana' Louise at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
July 30: Lou Pride (photo), J.C. Brooks & Uptown Sound at SPACE, Evanston
Jimmy Johnson, Eric "Guitar" Davis at  Legends, Chgo.
Toronzo Cannon at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Johnny Winter, JoAnne Graham & Bobby "Slim" James at Taste of Lincoln Ave., Chgo.
Eddie Shaw July 19: John Nemeth at  Legends, Chgo.
 July 21: Rising Star Songwriters Showcase at Chicago City Limits, Schaumburg, IL
 Quintus McCormick at Shaw's, Chgo.
 Killer Ray Allison at Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, Chgo.

 July 22: Guy King at Rosa's, Chgo.
 Pat Smillie at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang (photo) at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo, IL

July 22-23: Joel Paterson & Modern Sounds, Pete Miller's, Wheeling, IL
July 23: Studebaker John & the Hawks at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Peaches Staten at House of Blues, Chgo.

July 24: Jimbo Mathus at Bottom Lounge, Chgo.
Blues for Home Benefit w/ Grana' Louise, The Young Bloods, AC Blues and blues jam at Blinders Bar, Antioch, IL
Janiva Magness July 13: Rev. Raven & The Chain Smoking Altar Boys at River Bend Bar & Grill, Kankakee, IL
 July 14: Mississippi Heat
at Shaw's, Chgo.
 Guy King, Dave Herrero at House of Blues, Chgo.
 Lionel Young at Kingston Mines, Chgo.

 July 15: Janiva Magness (photo) at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Old School Stomp w/Billy Flynn, Elmore James, Jr., Silas McClatcher, James Wheeler, Eddie Taylor, Jr. at Smoke Daddy, Chgo.

 July 16: Pat Smillie, Toronzo Cannon at Ballydoyle, Downers Grove, IL
Rockin' Johnny Birthday Party at Nick's, Chgo.
Dave Weld at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
Bernard Allison, Dave Herrero at Legends, Chgo.
Billy Branch by Jenn July 7: Albert Castiglia at Rosa's, Chgo.
 July 8: Anders Osborne at SPACE, Evanston, IL
 Big Bill Morganfield, Alex Wilson at Legends, Chgo.

 July 8-9: Lil' Ed at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
 Charlie Love at Blue Chicago
 July 9: Dave Specter, Sharon Lewis at Smoke Daddy, Chgo.
 Clarence Spady at Rosa's, Chgo.
 Joe Moss at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL

 July 10: Billy Branch (photo), Will Jacobs at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Syl Johnson at WestFest (Chgo Ave. & Wolcott), Chgo.

Muddy Waters Jam w/ Blue Road, Toronzo Cannon, Mike Wheeler, Pistol Pete, Joe Barr, T-Man Latz, Gary Gand at Taste of Westmont.
July 11: Chicago R&B Kings at House of Blues, Chgo.
SUMMER BLUES FESTIVALS & MORE:
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Chess Studios: Blues in the Garden shows: all summer, Chicago. FREE
Taste of Chicago: daily June 24 - July 3
Urbana Blues, Brews, BBQ & Arts Fest: June 24-25, Urbana, IL

FitzGerald's American Music Fest: July 1- 3, Berwyn, IL
Mississippi Valley Blues Fest: July 1- 3, Davenport, Iowa

Chicago Folk & Roots Fest: July 9 -10, Chicago, IL
Taste of Westmont/Muddy Waters Jam: July 7- 10
Westmont, IL

Sterling Main Street Blues Fest: July 15 -16,
Sterling, IL
Ain't Nothin' But The Blues Fest: July 15-16, Bloomington, IL
Merchant Street Music Fest: July 29-30,
Kankakee, IL
Billy Boy Arnold June 28: Rob Stone, Katherine Davis at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
June 29:
Dave Herrero
at Rizzo's, Naperville, IL
 June 30: Rockin' Johnny at Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island, IL
 July 1: Billy Boy Arnold (photo), John
 Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
&more. Chicago Blues: A Living History CD party at Legends, Chgo.

Marcia Ball, Tracy Nelson, Preservation Hall Jazz
at American Music Fest, FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
July 1-2: Carl Weathersby, Joanna Connor
at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
July 2: Albert Castiglia
at River Bend Bar & Grill, Kankakee, IL
J.B. Ritchie at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
July 3: Lil' Ed, Lurrie Bell, Eddie Shaw, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Maurice John Vaughn at Taste of Chicago
Jonny Lang June 21: Charlie Love Band w/Demetia at Blue Chicago, Chgo.

June 23:
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
at James Park (Dodge & Mulford), Evanston, IL FREE!
 Ramblin' Rose at  Blues Heaven Foundation, Chgo.

 June 24: Eddie C. Campbell, Rockin' Johnny at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL

Guy King at Rosa's, Chgo.
Sugar Blue, Chicago Blues Angels at Legends, Chgo.

June 24-25: Duke Tumatoe, Eric "Guitar" Davis at Kingston Mines, Chgo.

 June 25: Jonny Lang (photo), Moreland & Arbuckel at House of Blues, Chgo.
Funky Mojodaddy at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
June 26: Super Percy at Water Hole Lounge, Chgo.
Billy Branch June 13: Grana' Louise CD release party at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
 June 14: Carolyn Wonderland at  SPACE, Evanston, IL

 June 17: Kenny Neal, Biscuit & The Mix at Legends, Chgo.
Tad Robinson
at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Pat Smillie Band After-Fest Party at Ballydoyle, Aurora, IL

June 18: Eric Lindell, Allen Toussaint at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Terrence Simien, Ian McLagen at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
Quintus McCormick CD release party at Rosa's, Chgo.

June 19: Benefit for Japan Red Cross w/ Billy Branch (photo)Ariyo, Shun Kikuta, Shoji Naito, Rob Stone, Rob Blaine Lurrie Bell, Mary Lane, Jimmy Burns & more at Rosa's, Chgo.
Lonnie Brooks June 8: Dave Specter, Rockin' Johnny, Rick Simcox at SPACE, Evanston, IL
 N.A.R.A.S. Blues Fest Kickoff: Lonnie Brooks (photo), Ronnie Baker Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks, Carlos Johnson, Matt Skoller, Nellie Travis, Nick Moss, Curtis Salgado, Willie Big Eyes Smith & more at Legends, Chgo.

 June 9: Chicago Live! w/ Eddy Clearwater, Billy Branch, Shemekia Copeland, Fernando Jones at Chicago Theater Downstairs.
June 10 - 12: Chicago Blues Festival, Grant Park, Chicago.
June 10: Tribute to Pinetop Perkins w/ Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Ann Rabson, Erwin Helfer, Barrelhouse Chuck, Sunny War at SPACE, Evanston, IL

Women in Blues Tribute to Koko Taylor w/ Holle Thee Maxwell, Liz Mandeville, Peaches Staten, Vivian Vance Kelly, Demetria Taylor, Ramblin' Rose, Donna Herula, Dia Madden Ebonie Taylor at Reggie's Music Joint, Chgo

June 11: Chicago Blues Fest After-Party w/ Eddie C. Campbell, Tail Dragger, James Kinds, Mary Lane, Rockin' Johnny, Reginald Cooper, Vernon Harrington & more at Reggie's Music Joint, Chgo

June 12: Delmark Record's Blues Brunch w/ Tail Dragger, James Kinds, Demetria Taylor, Rockin' Johnny, Dave Specter, Nick Moss, Curtis Salgado at Jazz Record Mart, Chgo.

June 13: Grana' Louise CD release party at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
Eddy Clearwater May 31: Mississippi Heat at Chgo Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 12 noon FREE!

June 1:
Sanctified
Grumblers at Old Town School, Chgo. FREE!
 T-Model Ford at Reggie's, Chgo.
Tweed Funk at House of Blues, Chgo.
 June 2: John Primer hosts the jam at CrossRoads, Chgo.

June 3: Liz Mandeville at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
Gloria Shannon at Bon-a-Pit, Palos Hts, IL
June 3-4: Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo
Charlie Love Blues Band w/Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chgo.

June 4: Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater(PHOTO), Eric "Guitar" Davis at Legends, Chgo.
Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues
at Rosa's, Chgo.
Harry Garner Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL

June 5: Guitar Slinger Showdown Finals w/Brian Carpy, Joe Moss, Corey Dennison at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
Deb Seitz May 23: Billy Branch and WCBS meet up at Artis's Lounge, 1249 E. 87th St, Chgo.
 May 24: Dave Specter at Chgo Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 12 noon. FREE!

May 25: Chainsaw Dupont at Honky Tonk BBQ, Chgo.
Dave Herrero at Rizzo's, Naperville

May 26: Honeyboy Edwards, Billy Branch, 12:15 p.m. at Harold Washington Library, Chgo. FREE!
Les Getrex at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
Rockin' Johnny at The Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island, IL

May 27: Deb Seitz (photo) at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn
Nick Moss at Legends, Chgo.

May 27-28: Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
May 28: Eddie C. Campbell, Cash Box Kings, Chris Walz at Legends, Chgo.
Little Al Thomas & The Deep Down Fools at House of Blues, Chgo.
May 29: Guitar Slinger Showdown w/Tom Holland, Luke Pytel, Corey Dennison at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
Demetria TaylorMay 17: Honeyboy Edwards at Chgo Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 12 noon. FREE!
May 18: Barrelhouse Chuck at
Chuck's Voodoo Lounge, Burbank, IL
May 19:
Jimmy Johnson at  Legends, Chgo.
Sugar Prophets at Bradley Bourbonnais Sportsmen's Club, Bourbannais, IL

May 20: Carlos Johnson at Rosa's, Chgo.
Demetria Taylor (photo) CD release party at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.

Jimmy Burns & Yoko Noge at Katerina's, Chgo.
Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy, Chgo.
May 21: Lil' Ed at This Must Be The Place, Lemont, IL
Dave Herrero at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo.
Fantastic L-Roy & Linda May 10: Shirley Johnson at Chgo Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 12 noon. FREE!
Dawn O'Keefe Williams Trio at Salt Creek Wine Bar, Brookfield, IL.
Dave Specter at Shaw's, Chgo.
May 11: Liz Mandeville at Water Hole, Chgo.
May 12: Black Willoughbys at California Clipper, Chgo.
May 12-14: Guy King at Pete Miller's, Evanston, IL
May 13: Marcia Ball at Old Town School, Chgo
Carl Davis & Cassandra Porayko at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
Magic Slim, Carlos Johnson at Legends, Chgo.
May 14: Fundraiser for Blues Kids Foundation w/Fernando Jones at Rosa's, Chgo.
Siegel-Schwall Blues Band w/Sam Lay at Metropolis Arts Centre, Arlington Hts., IL
May 13-14: Lil' Ed at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
May 13 -15: Chicago Blues Weekend: Bus tours to nine clubs, historic sites (Maxwell St. & Chess Records) and more. Bands include Fantastic L-Roy (photo), Grana Louise, Mary Lane, Super Percy & more.
May 15: Peaches Staten at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
Hubert Sumlin EVENTS: Chicago Blues Festival 2011
 June 10 - 12
 Grant Park, Chicago

 This year's theme is Sweet Home Chicago: A Centennial of Robert Johnson.

To see the complete schedule click on photo of Hubert Sumlin (left)
Robert JohnsonMay 3: Too Slim & the Taildraggers at Kankakee Valley Boat Club, Kankakee, IL
Tail Dragger
at Chgo Cultural Center,
78 E. Washington, at 12 noon. FREE!
May 4: Dave Specter
at House of Blues, Chgo.
May 5: John Primer
at Legends, Chgo.
May 6: Blue Road
at the Montrose Room, Rosemont, IL
Gloria Shannon
& Lamont Harris at Bon-A-Pit, Palos Hts, IL
May 6-7: Lil' Ed
at Rosa's, Chgo.

May 7:
Robert Johnson Centennial Tribute w/ Black Oil Bros, Me & The Devil, Woodrow Hart & more at the Abbey Pub, Chgo. FREE!
Bettye LaVette at Old Town School, Chgo.
Jorma Kaukonen at SPACE, Evanston, IL

May 8: Robert Johnson Centennial Tribute by Fruteland Jackson at Maxwell Street Market. 12 Noon, 800 S. Desplaines, Chgo.
Guitar ShortyApril 27: Dave Herrero at Rizzo's, Naperville, IL
Smiley Tillmon w/Rockin' Johnny at  Chuck's, Burbank, IL.
April 28: Jimmy Burns, Dawn O'Keefe Williams at House of Blues, Chgo.

April 29: Carl Davis at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
Brother John & Mark Riordan at Ballydoyle, Downers Grove, IL
Danny & The Devils, at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
April 29-30: Sugar Blue at Rosa's, Chgo
Charlie Love w/Dimetria at Blue Chicago, Chgo.

April 30: Guitar Shorty (photo), Taildragger w/Rockin' Johnny at Legends, Chgo.
Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues at Unity Temple, Oak Park, IL
Lurrie Bell at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
May 1: Billy Branch at Legends, Chgo.
May 3: Too Slim & the Taildraggers at Kankakee Valley Boat Club, Kankakee, IL
Janiva Magness
 April 19: Erwin Helfer, Sanctified Grumblers & more at The Hideout, Chgo.
 April 20: Liz Mandeville at The Water Hole, Chgo.
 Lynne Jordan at House of Blues, Chgo.
 April 22: Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy, Chgo.
Nick Moss at Rosa's, Chgo
 Pat Smillie at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
 April 22-23:Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chgo.

 April 23: Janiva Magness (photo) at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
Kinsey Report, Matt Hendricks at Legends, Chgo.

 Sopro Music's 24th Annual Easter Parade Blues Revue w/Joe Jammer, The Chicago Horns, Deb Seitz & more at Chuck's, Burbank, IL.
Lonnie Brooks April 12: Dave Specter at Shaw's, Chgo.
 April 13: Chicago Blues Angels w/Herman Hines at Rizzo's, Naperville.
 April 14: Chris James, Peaches Staten at House of Blues, Chgo.
Toronzo Cannon at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
 April 15: John Lee Hooker, Jr. at Beverly Arts Center, Chgo.
Eddie Taylor, Jr., Cash Box Kings, Michael Burks at Legends, Chgo.
April 16: Rockin' Johnny w/ Tail Dragger, Smiley Tillmon, Rick Kreher, Studebaker John at EndZone Tap, Chgo.

Tribute to Pinetop Perkins w/ Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bob Stroger & more at Rosa's, Chgo.
Lonnie Brooks (photo), Sammy Fender at Legends, Chgo.
Dawn O'Keefe Williams at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL.
Rick Estrin April 5: Fabulous Fish Heads at Shaw's, Chgo.
 April 6: Rev. Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys at Legends, Chgo.
Guy King, Vino Louden at House of Blues, Chgo.
 April 8: Will Jacobs & Dirty Deal at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
Donna Herula at Lovell's, Lake Forest, IL
April 8-9: Billy Branch at Rosa's, Chgo.
Eddie Shaw, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
Rockin' Johnny at Blue Bayou, Chgo.
April 9: Rick Estrin & the Nightcats (photo) at Legends, Chgo.
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Cash Box Kings at Smoke Daddy, Chgo.
April 10: Rob Blaine at  B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
Lucky Peterson March 30: Nick Moss at Chuck's Voodoo Lounge, Burbank, IL
Hollywood & Mann Scott BD party at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.

 March 31: Guy King, Carl Weathersby at House of Blues, Chgo.
Joel Paterson at Shaw's, Chgo.
April 1: Lubriphonic at Double Door, Chgo.
Lucky Peterson (photo) at Rosa's, Chgo.
Tre' and the Blue Knights at Lee's Unleaded Blues, Chgo.

April 1-2: Grana Louise & the Troublemakers at Blue Chicago.
April 2: Ronnie Baker Brooks at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
John Primer, Johnny Drummer, Guy King at Legends, Chgo.
Studebaker John & the Hawks at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Tab Benoit March 17: Quintus McCormick at Shaw's, Chgo
March 18:
Nellie "Tiger" Travis
CD party, Joe Moss at Legends, Chgo.
Rockin' Johnny at Pete Miller's, Wheeling, IL
 March 18-19: Lil' Ed at Rosa's, Chgo.
 Big James & The Chicago Playboys, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
 March 19: Tab Benoit (photo) at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
Dawn O'Keefe Williams & Lucky Dogs for CatVando benefit at Friendly Tap, Berwyn, IL
Walter Trout, Cadillac Dave, Mike Wheeler at House of Blues, Chgo.
March 22: JJ Grey at SPACE, Evanston, IL
March 24: Johnny Winter at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire, IL
March 25: Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire, IL
March 26: Nick Moss at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
March 27: Peaches at Blue Chicago
Harper plays didge March 8: Joe Bonamassa at the Paramount, Aurora, IL
Hurricane Gumbo
at Duffy's, Chicago.


 March 9: Diamond Jim Greene, Rob Blaine's Big Otis Blues at House of Blues, Chgo.

 March 10: Johnny Rawls at
Legends, Chgo.
 Tommy Castro at SPACE, Evanston, IL
 Linsey Alexander at Little Bucharest, Chgo.
Mississippi Heat at Shaw's, Chgo.
March 11: Harper (photo), C.O. Jones at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
March 11-12: Nellie "Tiger" Travis at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo
John Primer w/ Patricia Scott at Blue Chicago, Chgo.

March 12: Debbie Davies at  Rosa's, Chgo.
Peaches Staten at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Duke Tumatoe at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL
Holmes Brothers March 1: Holmes Bros. (photo) at SPACE, Evanston, IL
March 3: Big James & the Chicago Playboys at  Legends, Chgo.
 March 4: Eddy Clearwater, Shemekia Copeland at House of Blues benefit for ZCenter.
 Mojo & The Bayou Gypsies at Montrose Room, Rosemont, IL
Pat Smillie at Heaven on Seven, Chgo.
 March 4-5: Sonny Landreth at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
 March 5: Lou Pride at American Legion Music Hall, Evanston.
Big Dog Mercer at This Must Be The Place, Lemont, IL
Rob Blaine's Big Otis Blues at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn
Nick Moss Feb. 21: Buckwheat Zydeco at SPACE, Evanston, IL
 Feb. 22: Kilborn Alley at Legends, Chgo.
 Feb 24: Dave Specter & Nick Moss (photo) at SPACE, Evanston, IL
 Chainsaw Dupont at Blue Note Lounge, Chgo.

 Feb. 25: Joel Paterson's Modern Sounds at Smoke Daddy, Chgo.

 Feb. 25-26: Larry McCray, at Kingston Mines, Chgo

 
Feb. 26: Dawn O'Keefe Williams at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
Carl Davis at Dragon Lounge, Oak Park, IL
Guy King at Rosa's, Chgo.
Jimmy Burns at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Rory Block Feb 14: Peaches & The Groove Shakers at House of Blues, Chgo
 Feb. 15:
Jimmy Reed Symposium, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
 Feb. 16: Battle of the Bands at Chuck's Voodoo Lounge, Burbank, IL
 Dave Herrero & Felix Reyes at FitzGeralds, Berwyn, IL
 Feb. 17: Buckwheat Zydeco at the Montrose  Room, Rosemont, IL
 Feb. 18: Roy Block (photo) at SPACE, Evanston, IL

 Feb. 17- 18: Joanne Shaw Taylor at  Rosa's, Chgo.
Duke Tumatoe at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
Feb. 19: Corky Siegel's Traveling Chamber Blues Show at Mayne Stage, Chgo.
Deb Seitz at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Honeyboy Edwards Feb. 8: John Primer at House of Blues, Chgo.
Feb. 9:
Chris Thomas King
at  SPACE, Evanston, IL
 Dave Specter at Legends, Chgo.
 Nigel Mack at Smokedaddy, Chgo.
 Feb. 10: Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
The Black Willoughbys at California Clipper, Chgo.

 Feb. 11: Honeyboy Edwards (photo), Hubert Sumlin, Big Head Todd, Cedric Burnside, Lightnin' Malcom 100 Years of Robert Johnson at Orchestra Hall, Chgo.
Robert Cray at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Maceo Parker at Arcada Theater, St. Charles, IL

Feb. 11-12: Chris Beard at  Rosa's, Chgo.
Feb. 12: James Hunter at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Barrelhouse Chuck at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Rick Simcox & The Tonequesters at the Dragon Lounge, Oak Park, IL
Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Feufollet at Old Town School, Chgo.
Feb. 15: Jimmy Reed Symposium, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Joe Moss Feb. 3: Dawn O'Keefe Williams at House of Blues, Chgo.
 Erwin Helfer, Katherine Davis, John Brumbach at Katerina's, Chgo.
 
Feb. 4: Joe Moss (photo) CD party at Legends, Chgo.
Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at This Must Be The Place, Lemont, IL
 
Feb. 5: Lil' Ed at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL
Mike Wheeler at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Billy Branch at Rosa's, Chgo.
Rob Blaine Jan. 25: Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues at House of Blues, Chgo.
 
Jan. 26: J.W. Williams w/ Patricia Scott at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
 Dave Herrero at Rizzo's, Naperville, IL

Jan. 28:
Rob Blaine (photo) Memphis or Bust Benefit at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
 Pure Blue at Chord On Blues, St. Charles, IL
 Joe Moss at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
 Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings, Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Rockin' Johnny at Pete Miller's, Wheeling, IL
Jan. 28-29: Magic Slim, Linsey Alexander at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
 Jan. 29: Lurrie Bell at Rosa's, Chgo.
 Jan. 30: John Hammond at Old Town School, Chgo.
Cash Box Kings at Shaw's, Chgo.
Ruthie Foster Jan. 19: Smiley Tillmon & Rockin' Johnny at Chuck's Voodoo Lounge, Burbank, IL
 Jan. 20: Quintus McCormick at Shaw's, Chgo.

 Jan. 21: Ruthie Foster(photo) & Eric Bibb at McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL
Pat Smillie at  Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
Cash Box Kings w/ Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy, Chgo.

 Jan. 21 - 22: Howard Levy & Chris Siebold at Elgin Community College Arts Center.
CJ Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band at FitzGeralds, Berwyn, IL
Vance Kelly at Rosa's, Chgo.
Jan. 22: Lurrie Bell at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL
Jan. 23: Buddy Guy & Larry McCray at Legends, Chgo.
B.B. King Jan. 12: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials jam with a Cub (Justin Berg) in a benefit show at Legends, Chgo.
 Jan. 13: Grady Champion at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
 
Jan. 14: Eddy Clearwater's BD party at SPACE, Evanston, IL 
 Pure Blue at Brixie's, Brookfield, IL
 
Jan. 15: Free benefit show by Rick Simcox & The Tonequesters at Mars Gallery.
B.B. King (photo) at the Paramount Theater, Aurora, IL
Donna Herula & John Jochem benefit show at C.J. Arthur's, Wilmette, IL.
Otis Clay at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Nick Moss at Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin, IL
Buddy Guy acoustic Jan. 2: Big Time Sarah at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
 
Jan. 5: Rockin' Johnny hosts open blues jam at Chuck's Voodoo Lounge, Burbank, IL

 
Jimmy Burns, Maurice Vaughn
at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
 Jan. 6:
Buddy Guy's (photo) first date of his January residency; Guy King opens at Legends, Chgo.
 Jan. 7: Chicago R&B Kings with Gene Barge at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
Jan. 7 -8: Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials at  Rosa's, Chgo.
Jan. 8: Studebaker John & The Hawks at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Nick Moss & the Fliptops with Barrelhouse Chuck at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2010:
Jimmy Johnson


To see Hot Shows of 2010, click on photo of Jimmy Johnson (left)
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2009:
Shirley Johnson


To see Hot Shows of 2009, click on photo of Shirley Johnson
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2008:
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To see 2008 Archive, click on photo of Magic Slim (left)

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