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EVENTS ARCHIVE
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2013:
New year's eve toastEVENTS: New Year's Eve 2013

Ring in the new year with the blues! Here's our roundup of where to celebrate with Chicago's best live blues bands.
Mud MorganfieldDec. 28: Mud Morganfield & Nick Moss at SPACE, Evanston

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Jimmy JohnsonDec. 17: Jimmy Johnson & Dave Specter at SPACE, Evanston

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Nikki HillDec. 14: Nikki Hill, Amazing Heebie Jeebies at Reggie's, Chgo

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Booker T. JonesDec. 6: Booker T. Jones at SPACE, Evanston

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photo: Jennifer Noble

Ronnie Baker Brooks

Nov. 30: Ronnie Baker Brooks at FitzGerald’s, Berwyn

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photo: Jennifer Noble

Nov. 22-23: Sugar Blue at Rosa's, Chgo

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Robert CrayNov. 17: Robert Cray at The Arcada, St. Charles

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Los Lonely boysNov. 8: Los Lonely Boys at The Arcada Theater, St. Charles

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Bettye LaVetteOct. 28-29: Bettye LaVette at City Winery, Chicago

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JC BrooksOct. 11: J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, IL


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Candye KaneOct. 5: Candye Kane Band, Barb Clifford Band at FitzGerald's, Berwyn


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Shawn HoltSept. 28:

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops CD party at  Rosa's, Chgo

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photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau

Johnny WinterSept. 17-18: Johnny Winter at SPACE, Evanston



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photo: Jennifer Noble
Lucky PetersonSept. 14: Lucky Peterson at Rosa's, Chgo



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IndigenousSept. 4: Indigenous at Mayne Stage, Chicago


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Toronzo CannonAug 31: Toronzo Cannon CD party at Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago

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Byther SmithAug. 23: Delmark Records' 60th Anniversary Show w/ Byther Smith, Lurrie Bell, Jimmy Burns, Tail Dragger, Sharon Lewis, Dave Specter, Linsey Alexander, Mike Wheeler, Toronzo Cannon at SPACE, Evanston
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Byther Smith/ photo: Jennifer Noble
B.B. KingAug. 16: Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus w/ Peter Frampton, B.B. King, Sonny Landreth w/ guests Rick Nielsen & Larry Carlton at RiverEdge Park, Aurora, IL

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Lynne JordanAug. 7: Lynne Jordan sings Etta, Tina, Janis & Nina at City Winery, Chicago
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Mike WheelerAug. 2: Mike Wheeler, Breezy Rodio at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chgo

Mike Wheeler will be at Nick's and Kingston Mines, this week, too.

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Peter Karp and Sue FoleyJuly 26: Peter Karp & Sue Foley at Rosa’s, Chgo

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Taj MahalJuly 16: Taj Mahal, 2 shows at City Winery, Chicago

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photo: Dianne BruceDunklau
Lil' EdJuly 12: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Congregation, Zora Young, Tommy McCracken, Omar Coleman, Mary Lane at Taste of Chicago.

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Lil' Ed photo: Jennifer Noble
Sugar BlueJuly 4: Blues in the Garden w/ Sugar Blue at Blues Heaven Foundation/Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago

Celebrate Willie Dixon's 98th birthday and Independence Day at the historical building and outdoor garden for a free show at 5 p.m.

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HOT shows coming this week!
Byther SmithJune 30:
Delmark Records Night w/ Byther Smith Band & Willie Buck at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo

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Byther Smith photo: Jennifer Noble
Lurrie BellJune 22:
Lurrie Bell
Delmark CD release party at Rosa’s, Chgo

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June 15: Holmes Brothers at SPACE, Evanston

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Buddy GuyEVENTS: 17th annual Blues on the Fox Fest 2013

Aurora's brand new outdoor RiverEdge Theater will debut with Blues on the Fox June 14-15 starring Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Robert Randolph and more!
Charlie MusselwhiteFEATURE: Beyond the Blues Fest 2013

There will be blues events all over town before, during and after Chicago Blues Fest. Here is what's happening in the clubs, plus concerts, a blues seance, exhibits, brunches, bus tour, films, free shows and more!

Charlie Musselwhite
photo: Jennifer Noble
James CottonEVENTS: 30th annual Chicago Blues Fest 2013 announces lineup
for June 6-9

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photo: James Cotton by Jennifer Noble
Eddie C. CampbellMay 31: Benefit & Birthday Party for Eddie C. Campbell at Buddy Guy's Legends with:
 Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Eddie Shaw, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, Lurrie Bell, Zora Young, Jimmy Burns, Marty Sammon, Donald Kinsey and many more.
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Jimmy BurnsMay 24: "Back to the Delta" Blues Showcase w/ Jimmy Burns, Smiley Tillmon & Diamond Jim Greene at the Beverly Arts Center, Chicago.

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Eddy The Chief ClearwaterMay 17: Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater w/ Windy City Revups at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire


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photo: Jennifer Noble
Ronnie Baker BrooksMay 11: Ronnie Baker Brooks at Viper Alley, Lincolnshire

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Lurrie BellApril 30:Lurrie Bell & Lil' Ed at Beer Geeks, Highland, IN

May 4: Lurrie Bell, Mary Lane at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chgo

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Lurrie Bell photo: Jennifer Noble
Otis ClayApril 26: Otis Clay w/ Katherine Davis at City Winery, Chgo

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Guy DavisApril 20: CIMM Fest  event w/ Billy Branch speaking on "Evolution of The Blues" with performances by Guy Davis, Corey Harris, Sugar Blue at Rosa’s, Chgo

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Jesse DeeApril 14: Jesse Dee at SPACE, Evanston

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Jimmie VaughanApril 6: Jimmie Vaughan, Chicago Blues Angels at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

April 7: Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-a-Whirl Band at SPACE, Evanston

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Magic SlimMarch 28: A Night For Magic: A Tribute to Magic Slim w/ host band Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, John Primer, Otis Clay, Eddy Clearwater, Billy Branch, Lonnie Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks, Dave Specter, Eddie Shaw, Nick Moss, Grana' Louise, Big Time Sarah, Zac Harmon, Carl Weathersby, J.W. Williams, Jimmy Burns, Linsey Alexander, Steve Cushing, Mike Wheeler, Chicago Blues All-Stars and more TBA -- at Mayne Stage, Chicago. Tickets $25. Proceeds go to Magic Slim's family.

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Bobby Blue BlandMarch 22:
Chi-Town Blues Fest
w/ Bobby "Blue" Bland, Mel Waiters, Floyd Taylor, Charles Wilson, Bobby Rush, Millie Jackson, Theodis Ealy Star Plaza, Merrillville, IN
Bobby RushMarch 16: Chi-Town Blues Fest w/ Bobby "Blue" Bland, Mel Waiters, Floyd Taylor, Charles Wilson, Bobby Rush (photo), Theodis Ealy at Arie Crown Theatre, Chgo

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Shemekia CopelandMarch 8: Shemekia Copeland at SPACE, Evanston




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photo: Jennifer Noble
Eric BibbFeb. 27: Eric Bibb & Habib Koite at Old Town School, Chicago

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photo: Dianne Dunklau
Eddie ShawFeb. 22: Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo



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photo: Connie Kenny
Billy BranchFeb. 17: Little Walter Memorial w/ Billy Branch, Demetria Taylor, Harmonica Hinds at Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chgo.


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Sugar Blue

Feb. 8: Terrence Simien at FitzGeralds, Berwyn

Sugar Blue (photo) CD party at Rosa’s, Chgo

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James CottonJan. 31: Blues at The Crossroads Tribute to Muddy Waters & Howlin’ Wolf w/ The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jody Williams, James Cotton, Bob Margolin, Tinsley Ellis at the Tivoli Theater, Downers Grove. Hosted by College of DuPage

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Smiley TillmonJan. 27: Delmark Night w/ Billy Flynn & Smiley Tillmon at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo

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Booker T. JonesJan. 18: Booker T. Jones at SPACE, Evanston

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Linda Valori Jan. 11-12: Linda Valori at Rosa's, Chicago



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Jan. 5: Otis Clay at SPACE, Evanston

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Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2012:
Lurrie Bell



To see Hot Shows of 2012,
click on photo of Lurrie Bell
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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