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EVENTS ARCHIVE
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2012:
Lurrie BellDec. 30:
 Lurrie Bell at
Rosa's, Chicago


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(See below for our guide to New Year's Eve blues shows)
JC Brooks & Uptown Sound EVENTS: New Year's Eve 2012 Blues Shows

 Here's a list of great ideas to help you ring in the new year with the blues.

photo: JC Brooks & Uptown Sound
Delbert McClintonDec. 21:
 Delbert McClinton
at SPACE, Evanston

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Kenny NealDec. 14:
Kenny Neal
at Reggie's, Chicago, IL


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Coco MontoyaDec. 7: Coco Montoya at the Montrose Room, Hotel Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare, Chgo.

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Robert CrayDec. 1
Robert Cray at House of Blues, Chicago

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Erwin HelferNov. 25:
Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck
at Old Town School,
Chicago


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Big JamesOct. 19–20:
Big James & The Chicago Playboys
at Kingston Mines, Chgo


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Rory BlockOct. 13:
Rory Block at Old Town School, Chicago


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Lonnie BrooksOct. 6:
Brooks Family Blues Dynasty with Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks & Wayne Baker Brooks at Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, IL

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Ronnie Baker BrooksSept. 28:
Ronnie Baker Brooks and Cedric Burnside Project
 at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire, IL


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John MayallBritish blues master John Mayall will play two shows in Chicagoland:

Sept. 18 at The Mayne Stage, Chicago

Sept. 19 at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire

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Sept. 15:
Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest w/ Billy Branch, Brother John at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL


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Popa ChubbySept. 8:
Popa Chubby at Rosa's, Chicago, IL


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Duke RobillardSept. 1:
 Duke Robillard, Doug James & the Pocket at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire, IL


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Liz MandevilleAugust 25:
Liz Mandeville CD release party at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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Byran LeeAug. 17:
Bryan Lee, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames
, Dave Herrero at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago


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Kenny Wayne Shepherd by Jennifer

Aug. 11:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sammy Llanas at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire, IL

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photo: Jennifer Noble

Bobby Blue Bland

Aug. 5: Blues in the Country w/ Bobby Blue Bland (photo), Latimore, Willie Clayton, Floyd Taylor, Mel Waiters at Country Club Hills Theater, Country Club Hills, IL

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Rick EstrinJuly 26:
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
at SPACE, Evanston, IL


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Travis HaddixJuly 20-21:
Travis Haddix
CD release party at Rosa's, Chgo.


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Otis Clay July 13:
Otis Clay, The Revelations
at SPACE, Evanston, IL


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Elmore James, Jr. July 7: Elmore James, Jr. at the Windy City Inn, Chicago.


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Coco Montoya June 29:Coco Montoya, Blue Road Band at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire, IL

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Jimmie Vaughan

 June 22:Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band, Matt Hill at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago.



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Shemekia CopelandJune 15 - 16: Blues on
 the Fox Festival
w/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shane Dwight, Shemekia Copeland, The Lee Boys, Chicago Blues: A Living History Revue, The Neville Brothers and more, Aurora, IL

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Joe Louis Walker smallHOT SHOWS FEATURE:


 Beyond the Blues Fest 2012

Where to see blues outside of Grant Park this week




Joe Louis Walker/photo: Jennifer Noble
Robert CrayJune 1: Robert Cray, NuBlu Blues Band at the Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL



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Nick Moss

May 27: Musician Bob Carter passed away on April 19 after a long illness.  His former band, the Mighty Blue Kings will reunite for this special benefit/memorial show along with:

 Dave Specter, Nick Moss, Little Al Thomas, John Edelman, Erwin Helfer, John Brumbach, Tom Holland, Rockin’ Johnny, Matther Skoller, Scotty & the Bad Boys, Sharon Lewis, Gerry Hundt, Matt Hendricks, Harlan Terson, Mark Wydra, Marty Binder and emcee Hambone from WDCB.  Event is at SPACE, Evanston IL.

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Nick Moss photo: by Jennifer Noble.

Nellie Tiger TravisMay 18: Dominican University's Blues Divas: Deitra Farr, Peaches Staten, Nellie "Tiger" Travis (photo), Sharon Lewis at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL

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Eddie C. Campbell May 12: Eddie C. Campbell's Delmark CD release party at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago


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Barrelhouse Chuck May 3: An Evening with Barrelhouse Chuck at the Discovery Museum. Hear stories and songs about the blues and visit the Blues From The Heart & Soul exhibit.

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James Cotton April 27: James Cotton, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire, IL

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Lurrie Bell April 25: Lurrie Bell CD release party at SPACE, Evanston, IL


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Mavis Staples EVENTS: Chicago Blues Festival 2012

 June 8 - 10 in Grant Park

This year includes tributes to Lightnin' Hopkins, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Honeyboy Edwards, Koko Taylor,  Muddy Waters' band mates,and more!

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Bobby Rush April 13: Bobby Rush, Chicago Blues Angels at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chgo.

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Lynne Jordan April 7: Lynne Jordan at The Drake, Chicago. FREE.

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Janiva Magness March 30: Janiva Magness CD release party at SPACE, Evanston, IL

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B.B. King March 22-23: B.B. King at House of Blues, Chicago.


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Michael Burks March 16: Michael "Iron Man" Burks at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chgo.

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Buckwheat ZydecoMarch 10: Buckwheat Zydeco at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glenn Ellyn, IL

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Shemekia CopelandMarch 3: Shemekia Copeland at SPACE, Evanston, IL

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Elmore James, Jr. Feb. 26: Delmark's West Side Soul with Billy Flynn, Elmore James, Jr.(photo), James Wheeler, Silas "Milwaukee Slim" McCratcher and special guests at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.

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Chris Thomas King Feb. 15: Chris Thomas King at SPACE, Evanston, IL


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 for more info and many more HOT shows coming this week
 
Lucky Peterson Feb. 10: Lucky Peterson at Rosa's, Chicago.


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Guy Davis Feb. 5: Guy Davis at SPACE, Evanston, IL

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Otis Clay Jan. 28: Otis Clay at FitzGeralds, Berwyn, IL


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Eddie Shaw Jan. 20-21:
Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang at Kingston Mines, Chicago.

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Donna Herula & Liz Mandeville Jan. 13: Liz Mandeville & Donna Herula and Pistol Pete Blues Band at the Harlem Avenue Lounge in Berwyn, IL.



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Lil' Ed closeupJan. 6-7: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at Rosa's, Chicago.

 It's Buddy month in Chicago!
We have the entire schedule for Buddy Guy's annual January residency at his club Legends.
 
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photo: Jennifer Noble
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2011:
Otis Clay

To see Hot Shows of 20ll, click on the photo of Otis Clay
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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