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Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2016
New Year's Eve toast smallNEW YEAR'S EVE SHOWS 2016

Christmas time blues shows and more!

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Shemekia CopelandDec. 18: Shemekia Copeland's Christmas show w/ Ronnie Baker Brooks at City Winery, Chicago

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photo: Jennifer Noble
John WatkinsDec. 11: Benefit for John Watkins w/ Original Chicago Blues Allstars, Syl Johnson, Jimmy Johnson & Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, 3-8 pm,  at Motor Row Brewing,  Chicago

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John Watkins/photo: Roman Sobus
Toronzo Cannon by JennDec. 3: Toronzo Cannon, Jimmy Nick at SPACE, Evanston

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photo: Jenn Noble
Bobby Rush by DianneNov. 25: Bobby Rush, Ivy Ford at  Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau
Fabulous ThunderbirdsNov. 18: Kim Wilson & The Fabulous Thunderbirds at Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg

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David BrombergNov. 11: David Bromberg, Al Rose & Steve Doyle at Old Town School, Chicago


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Big James MontgomeryNov. 5: Big James (Birthday Party) & The Chicago Playboys, Amanda Fish at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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Mississippi Heat Oct. 28:Mississippi Heat CD release party at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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Ori Naftaly & Southern AvenueOct. 20: Ori Naftaly & Southern Avenue at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

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Dustin Arbuckle by Roman SobusOct. 14: Moreland & Arbuckle, Joe Moss Band at The Hemmens Theater, Elgin

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photo: Roman Sobus
Tommy CastroOct. 9: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at SPACE, Evanston

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Koko TaylorSept. 29: An Evening with The Queens w/ Barbara Carr, Trudy Lynn, Chick Rodgers, Nellie Travis, Sheryl Youngblood and more TBA. Benefit for Koko Taylor Foundation at The Promontory, Chicago. Find tickets HERE.

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Buddy guySummer Blues Festivals 2016

It ain't over yet!

Sept. 14: Buddy Guy Fifth Star Award Ceremony w/ tribute by Guy King
& more at Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Milennium Park, 7 p.m. FREE


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Coco MontoyaSept. 21: Coco Montoya at City Winery, Chicago

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Aaron NevilleSept. 17: Aaron Neville Duo at Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg

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Sept. 10: The Sirens Records CD party w/ blues artists: Erwin Helfer, Barrelhouse Chuck, Katherine Davis, Billy Flynn, John Brumbach. Gospel artists: Elsa Harris, Lavelle Lacy, Donald Gay, Curtis Fondren, and more at Old Town School, Chicago
6 p.m. show.

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photo: Erwin Helfer by Linda Cain
Liz MandevilleSept. 4: Liz Mandeville CD Release Party w/ Rachel Coba at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago



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photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau
Summer Blues Festivals 2016

Sept. 2-3: Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Coco Montoya, Here Come The Mummies, O.A.R., Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Laith Al-Saadi & much more.
Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Fest, Peoria

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Rockin' Johnny by Jenn NobleAug. 25: Rockin' Johnny Going Away Party w/ Flaming Mudcats (from New Zealand), Red Hot Annie & special guests, 8 p.m. -12, at Lizard's Liquid Lounge, Chicago

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photo: Jenn Noble
Rev. Peytons Big Damn BandSummer Blues Festivals 2016

 Aug. 27: Crossroads Blues Festival: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Joanna Connor, Tad Robinson, Ghost Town Blues Band, Flaming Mudcats. Lyran Park, Rockford, IL

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Guitar ShortyAug. 20: Guitar Shorty, Nick Bell at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago


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Popa ChubbyAug. 10: Popa Chubby & Matthew Curry at City Winery, Chicago

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Mike Wheeler Chgo Blues Fest 2016 by JennSummer Blues Festivals 2016

Aug. 13: Young Men of Chicago Blues:
Theo Huff & Brother Jacob, The McDowell Brothers, w/ Mike Wheeler Band, 7 p.m. show. Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago, IL

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Mike Wheeler photo: Jennifer Noble
Walter Wolfman WashingtonAug. 4: Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL FREE outdoor show, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 5: Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters at SPACE, Evanston

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Dave Weld & Monica Myhre by JennSummer Blues Festivals 2016

Aug. 5,6,7:
Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames (photo: Jennifer Noble) Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners, John Todd Band, NuBlu Band, Mike Wheeler Band, Anthony Gomes, Vino Louden, Fernando Jones & the Blues Kids. All weekend at McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ, McHenry, IL

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Ivy Ford & J.B. Ritchie by Roman SobusSummer Blues Festivals 2016


 July 24: American Indian Veterans Fundraiser w/ J.B. Ritchie w/ Ivy Ford (photo: Roman Sobus), Dean Milano Trio w/ Chuck Jennings & Chris Minardi, Dawn O’Keefe Williams & The Lucky Dogs w/ Carl Davis, Mark Cleveland, Rob Rosenberg & more. FREE at Mac’s on Slade, Palatine, IL

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Li'l EdSummer Blues Festivals 2016

July 16: Laid Back Festival w/ Gregg Allman, Peter Frampton,
Li'l Ed & The Blues Imperials (photo), Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Roomful of Blues & more at Northerly Island, Chicago

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Toronzo Cannon by Jenn NobleSummer Blues Festivals 2016

Toronzo Cannon at FitzGerald's American Music Fest (7/3) & Mississippi Valley Blues Fest (7/1)

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Marcia BallJune 24: Marcia Ball at Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

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Susan Tedeschi by DianneJune 17-18: Blues on the Fox Festival: (June 17) Robert Cray, Marcia Ball (June 18)Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, Larry McCray, Leland, RiverEdge Park, Aurora

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photo: Susan Tedeschi/ by Dianne Dunklau
Jimmy JohnsonFEATURE: Beyond The Blues Fest 2016

Where to Find the After-Parties post Chicago Blues Fest



Jimmy Johnson/photo: Jennifer Noble
Lurrie Bell by Jenn NobleJune 3: Brews & Blues Craft Beer Fest, benefit for Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce w/ Lurrie Bell at Copernicus Center, Chicago

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Joanne Shaw TaylorMay 26: Joanne Shaw Taylor, Rebel Soul Revival at Reggie's, Chicago

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Fabulous ThunderbirdsMay 22: Fabulous Thunderbirds at SPACE, Evanston

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James Hunter by JennMay 13: James Hunter 6 at City Winery, Chgo

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photo: by Jennifer Noble
Walter TroutMay 2: Walter Trout at City Winery, Chicago


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photo: by Jennifer Noble
Anson FunderburghApril 22: Lone Star/Golden State Revue w/ Anson Funderburgh, Little Charley Baty, Mark Hummel & more at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

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photo: by Jennifer Noble
Taj Mahal by DianneApril 14: Taj Mahal (2 shows) at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, as part of CIMMfest

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Ruthie Foster, Joe Ely, Paul ThornApril 10: Southern Troubadors:
Joe Ely, Ruthie Foster, Paul Thorn,
(2 shows) at City Winery, Chicago

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Shemekia Copeland by JennMarch 31: Shemekia Copeland at SPACE, Evanston

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photo: Jenn Noble
Lil' Ed & The blues imperials
March 25-26: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at Rosa's, Chicago

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Janiva MagnessMarch 17: Janiva Magness, Cindy Alexander at City Winery, Chicago

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Albert C.March 13: Albert Cummings at SPACE, Evanston

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Guy King by RomanFeb. 12: Guy King at Rosa's, Chicago



March 4:
Guy King & the Little Big Band CD Release Party at B.L.U.E.S., Chicago

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photo: Roman Sobus
John Primer by Marilyn StringerRosa's Lounge 32nd Anniversary Shows:
Feb. 5:  Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory

Feb. 6: John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band

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John Primer (photo): by Marilyn Stringer
Studebaker JohnJan. 31: Delmark Records presents: Studebaker John & The Maxwell St. Kings w/ Earl Howell, Rick Kreher, Steve Cushing, Mike Morrison at B.L.U.E.S., Chicago

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Davina & The VagabondsJan. 20: Davina & The Vagabonds w/ Luke Wade at  City Winery, Chgo

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Corey Harris smallJan. 16: Corey Harris, Jimmy Burns at Rosa's, Chgo

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Eddy Clearwater by JennJan. 10: Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater birthday party at SPACE, Evanston

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photo: Jennifer Noble

Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2015:
Booker T. Jones

To see Hot Shows of 2015, click on photo of Booker T. Jones
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2014:
Ronnie Baker Brooks

To see Hot Shows of 2014, click on photo of Ronnie Baker Brooks
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2013:
Lil' Ed

To see Hot Shows of 2013, click on photo of Lil' Ed
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2012:
Lurrie Bell



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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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