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EVENTS ARCHIVE
WGLT Highway 309
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2019:
Melvin TaylorDec. 6-7: Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band at Rosa's, Chicago

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Bobby Rush by Dianne Bruce DunklauNov. 29: Bobby Rush, Robert Fetzer at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago
(photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau)
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Jimmy JohnsonNov. 22-23: Jimmy Johnson's 91st Birthday Weekend at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted, Chgo
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Booker T. JonesNov. 14: Booker T. Jones at
City Winery, Chgo

Nov. 15: Booker T. Jones at Freedom Hall, Park Forest


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Dave SpecterNov. 6: Delmark Records CD release party w/ Dave Specter Band at SPACE, Evanston




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Robbin Vintage #18Oct. 22: Guy King, Robbin Kapsalis (photo) & Vintage #18 at House of Blues, Chicago

Oct. 24: Robbin Kapsalis & Vintage #18 at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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Coco MontoyaOct. 18: Coco Montoya at Club Arcada, St. Charles

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ShemekiaOct. 11: Shemekia Copeland at SPACE, Evanston
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Robert RandolphOct. 5: Windy City Blues Fest w/ Robert Randolph (photo: Jennifer Noble) & The Family Band, Annika Chambers, Bob Corritore's Chi-town Blues Reunion (Tail Dragger, Oscar Wilson, Lurrie Bell, Bob Stroger, Kenny Smith, Willie Buck, Billy Flynn & more), Tennessee Redemption (Brandon Santini, Jeff Jenson), Robert Kimbrough, Sr., Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners, Ax & The Hatchetmen, Chicago Blues Challenge & more at Seat Geek Stadium, 70th & Harlem Ave., Bridgeview. FREE!

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Rockin Johnny by JennSept. 19: Delmark CD release party w/ Rockin' Johnny Burgin & guests Rae Gordon, Aki Kumar at Martyr's, Chicago

(photo: Jennifer Noble)
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Buddy Guy by Jenn NobleSept. 6: Buddy Guy at Arcada Theater, St. Charles
(photo: Jennifer Noble)
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Mindi Abair by Roman SobusAug. 16: Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers at City Winery, Chicago

photo: Roman Sobus

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Guy KingAug. 10: Joliet Blues Festival w/ Guy King (photo), Morry Sochat & Special 20s, Joel Paterson & Oscar Wilson, Donna Herula & Tony Nardiello, 3-10 p.m., at Limacher Park, Joliet

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Lazer LloydAug. 4: Lazer Lloyd at SPACE, Evanston

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July 27: Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers at Frankie's Blue Room, Naperville
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Susan TedeschiJuly 21: Wheels of Soul Tour: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Blackberry Smoke, Shovels & Rope at RiverEdge Park, Aurora


Susan Tedeschi/photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau
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Shawn HoltJuly 12: Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, Melody Angel at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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Victor WainwrightJuly 5: Victor Wainwright, Win Noll at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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Billy Branch by RomanJune 28-30: Corey Dennison Band, Samantha Fish, Billy Branch (photo: Roman Sobus), John Primer, Funky MojoDaddy, Liz Mandeville, Susan Williams Band, Mojo Morganfield & The Mannish Boyz, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama, Smiley Tillmon, Keith Jackson & more, FREE, Broad Street Blues Fest, Griffith, IN

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Thornetta DavisJune 21-22: Thornetta Davis (photo), Nora Jean Bruso, Studebaker John at Kingston Mines, Chgo
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Coco MontoyaJune 14-15: Blues on the Fox Festival w/ Taj Mahal, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Coco Montoya (photo), Ronnie Baker Brooks, Ana Popovic, Jamiah Rogers at RiverEdge Park, Aurora, IL

After Party:
Wayne Baker Brooks at The Venue, Aurora
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Corky Chamber BluesJune 6: Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues w/ Lynne Jordan & Toronzo Cannon at City Winery, Chicago



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Bobby Rush by DianneEVENTS: Chicago Blues Fest 2019 Schedule
June 7-9
Millennium Park, Chicago


World's largest FREE Blues Fest with:
Bobby Rush (photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau), Bettye LaVette, Ruthie Foster, Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy Johnson, Don Bryant, Latimore, Larkin Poe, The Connection: Mike Welch & Friends and much more!
Wayne Baker BrooksJune 4: Wayne Baker Brooks (photo: Sweet Music Chica) at FitzGerald's, Berwyn
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Tom HollandMay 19: Blues Projam & Crawfish Boil w/ Tom Holland (photo: Jenn Noble), Bob Stroger, Omar Coleman, Dave Katzman, Brother John, David Sims at Reggie's, Chicago
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Cash Box Kings Joe & OscarMay 11: Alligator Records CD release party w/ Cash Box Kings at SPACE, Evanston
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Billy Branch by Roman Sobus
May 1: Little Walter Birthday Tribute & Fundraiser w/ Billy Branch (photo: Roman Sobus) & Sons of the Blues, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Burns, Corky Siegel, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson, Wayne Baker Brooks, Matthew Skoller, Odie Payne, Nellie Travis, Anne Harris, Peaches Staten, Jamiah Rogers, Russ Green, Mary Lane, Mae Koen & many more! CLICK
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Original Chicago Blues All-Stars

April 26-May 5: Germany Week in Chicago w/ Tribute to American Folk Blues Festivals. April 27: Original Chicago Blues All-Stars (photo), Frank Muschalle (boogie woogie piano), Fernando Jones' Blues Kids.

Exhibits, films, food, beer & wine, concerts, talks at Daley Plaza, Chicago

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John PrimerApril 19-20:John Primer (photo: Eric Kriesant), Nora Jean Bruso, Doktu Rhute Muuzic at Kingston Mines, Cho


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Michael Ledbetter at Blues Fest 2016 by Jenn NobleMichael Ledbetter (photo: Jenn Noble) Celebration of Life & Fundraiser w/ Nick & Kate Moss, Charlie Baty, Lurrie Bell, Rick Estrin, Anson Funderburgh, John Primer, Rico McFarland, Laura Chavez, Mike Welch, Kid Andersen & many more.
April 14: at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago
April 15: at Danny's on Douglas, Elgin. Tickets HERE

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Tommy CastroApril 4: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers (photo: Jennifer Noble), Kevin B.F. Burt at City Winery, Chicago
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Sugaray Rayford

March 30: Sugaray Rayford (photo: Jennifer Noble), Alex Wilson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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John NemethMarch 22: John Nemeth, Zach Day at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chgo

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Tinsley EllisMarch 15: Tinsley Ellis at SPACE, Evanston



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Mardi Gras maskMarch 5: Mardi Gras Parties with live music

Mardi Gras w/ Marty Sammon & Peaches Staten at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Mardi Gras Party w/ Guy King, Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings at House of Blues, Chgo

Taste of Mardi Gras w/Brother John Kattke at Taste 222, Chicago

Carnival of Brazil Samba at Hey Nonny, Arlington Hts.

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Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Feb. 22: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Downtown Charlie Brown at Buddy Guy's Legends

Feb. 23: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at Rosa's, Chicago
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Ronnie Baker BrooksFeb. 16: Ronnie Baker Brooks at S.P.A.C.E., Evanston

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(photo: Howard Greenblatt)
Lindsay BeaverFeb. 7: Lindsay Beaver at Hey Nonny, Arlington Hts.

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Anne HarrisJan. 19: Anne Harris (photo: Jenn Noble) & Dave Herrero at Givens Beverly Castle, Chicago

Jan. 21: Story Jam: Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. w/ Anne Harris, Lynne Jordan, Stephanie Rogers, Shannon Cason, Mama Edie Armstrong & more at SPACE, Evanston

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Eddy ClearwaterJan. 12: Tribute to Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater w/ Sammy Blue, Billy Branch, Jimmy Johnson, Dave Specter, Ronnie Baker Brooks & more at S.P.A.C.E., Evanston
Jan. 13: Eddy Clearwater photo exhibit and blues jam w/ Sammy Blue & guests at Euro Echo Cafe, Skokie
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Wayne Baker Brooks by Lee AnnJan. 5: Wayne Baker Brooks (photo: Sweet Music Chica), Lil' Red & The Rooster at S.P.A.C.E., Evanston
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Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2018:
Ronnie Baker BrooksDec. 22: Ronnie Baker Brooks at FitzGerald's, Berwyn
(photo: Howie Greenblatt)

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Nelson Street Revival
Dec. 15: Nelson Street Revival (Peaches, Cathy Richardson, Anne Harris, Ellen Miller) at 210 Live, Highwood

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Joanna ConnorDec. 7-8: Slide Guitar Blow Out with Joanna Connor and Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at Kingston Mines, Chicago

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Canned HeatNov. 28: Canned Heat, Kevin B.F. Burt at City Winery, Chicago
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Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Nov. 20: Benefit for Jameson w/ Kinsey Report, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials (house band), Mud Morganfield, Lurrie Bell, Deitra Farr, Lynne Jordan, Toronzo Cannon, Rico McFarland, Guy King, Corey Dennison, John Primer, Anne Harris, Jimmy Burns & more at House of Blues, Chicago
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Booker T. JonesNov. 11: Booker T. Jones at SPACE, Evanston

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Donald Kinsey by Lee Ann

Nov. 2-3: Kinsey Report at Rosa's, Chicago

photo: Sweet Music Chica

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Eric LindellOct. 26:  Eric Lindell w/ Sam Ravenna at FitzGerald's, Berwyn
Oct. 28: Eric & Sam at SPACE, Evanston

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Chris Thomas KingOct. 18: Chris Thomas King (photo: Jenn Noble) at Hey Nonny, Arlington Hts.

Oct. 19-21: Logan Center Blues Fest w/ Charlie Musselwhite, Ruthie Foster, Chris Thomas King, John Primer & Steve Bell, Deitra Farr, Leane Faine, Billy Branch, Blues Kids of America, Blues Brunch, poetry & music workshops, book signing, multi-media, lectures & more at University of Chicago.
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Big Chief Monk BoudreauxOct. 14: Take Me To The River: New Orleans w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter, Jr., Ivan & Ian Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Lost Bayou Rambler Duo, Terence Higgins, 79rs Gang at The Mac, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn
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Southern Avenue BandOct. 5: The Big Weekend w/ Southern Avenue, Spafford at House of Blues (upstairs concert hall), Chicago
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Thornetta DavisSept. 28-29: Thornetta Davis, Nora Jean Bruso, Studebaker John at Kingston Mines, Chicago
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Nellie TravisSept. 22-23: Windy City Blues Festival w/ Mike Wheeler Band w/ Lurrie Bell & Nellie "Tiger" Travis (photo), Tomiko Dixon, NuBlu Band, Original Chicago Blues All Stars, The Chicago Blues Queens, Eddie Taylor, Jr., Black Oil Bros., Jamiah Rogers, Mississippi Gabe Carter, Donna Herula, Ivy Ford, Filisko & Noden, Kilborn Alley, Matthew Curry, Long Tall Deb, Nick Bell, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Chicago Blues Challenge & much more!
Cermak Woods, Lyons
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Shemekia Copeland by KurganskySept. 15: Shemekia Copeland, The Congregation & more. FREE at Oaktober Fest, Oak Park

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photo: Michael Kurgansky
Lil' Ed by Jennifer NobleSept. 4: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Bluesday Tuesday at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Marcia BallAug. 23: Marcia Ball at SPACE, Evanston

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J.B. RitchieAug. 19: Benefit for J.B. Ritchie w/ The Redmonds, Nick Bell Band, Jimy Sohns' Shadows of Knight, Darren Jay & The Delta Souls, Duct Tape, Party at the Moon Tower at 210 Live, Highwood

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Joe Louis WalkerAug. 9: Joe Louis Walker at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn
FREE

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Mavis Staples by Jenn NobleJuly 27: Mavis Staples, Marc Broussard presented by Out of SPACE, Canal Shores Golf Course, Evanston

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Annika ChambersJuly 19: Annika Chambers at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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John Primer by Eric KriesantJuly 15:
Tom Hyslop Cancer Benefit w/ John Primer, Nick Moss,Guy King, Mondo Cortez, Dave Herrero, Dennis Gruenling, Devil's Elbow, Tre' Knight, Neal O'Hara, Jon McDonald, Kate Moss, Felix Reyes, Morry Sochat, Aaron Trubic at Rosa's, Chicago

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John Primer photo/ Eric Kriesant
Lynne JordanJuly 6: Corky Siegel & Chamber Blues w/ Lynne Jordan at City Winery, Chicago
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Billy BranchJune 27: Little Walter Tribute w/ Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues (photo: Jennifer Noble), Sam Lay, Lurrie Bell, Corky Siegel, Tail Dragger, Wayne Baker Brooks, Omar Coleman, Breezy Rodio, Nigel Mack, Alex Wilson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

June 29: Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, Mojo Morganfield & The Mannish Boyz at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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Biscuit MillerJune 23: Biscuit Miller & The Mix, Sonic Soul at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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Indigenous by Jenn NobleJune 18: Indigenous at City Winery, Chicago

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photo: Mato Nanji by Jenn Noble
Ronnie Baker BrooksEVENTS: Beyond The Blues Fest 2018

Where to find the Before & After Shows outside of Millennium Park. Here's a huge list of blues events you need to have!

Ronnie Baker Brooks/ photo: Howard Greenblatt
Mavis Staples by Jenn NobleEVENT: Chicago Blues Fest June 8-10, 2018

Fest returns to Millennium Park with headliners Mavis Staples (photo: Jennifer Noble), Kenny Neal, Willie Clayton, Fantastic Negrito & more. Also tributes to Delmark Records 65th Anniversary and Little Walter. See the complete lineup HERE.
John Primer by Jenn NobleMay 30: John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band at Rosa's, Chicago

June 1-2: at Blue Chicago, Chicago

June 5: Tom Marker's Bluesday Tuesday at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Photo: Jennifer Noble

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Eddie ShawMay 25: Eddie Shaw Tribute: Brass in the Blues w/ Vaan Shaw, Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, Michael Peavy, Rodney Brown & The Wolf Gang at Logan Center, University of Chicago
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Larry McCrayMay 18-19: Kingston Mines 50th Anniversary Celebration w/ Larry McCray, Vance Kelly, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

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Mike ZitoMay 12: Mike Zito Band, Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings at Brauerhouse, Lombard
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Wayne Baker BrooksMay 1: Wayne Baker Brooks Birthday Bash at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

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Nick Moss & Dennis GruenlingApril 28: Nick Moss Band w/ Dennis Gruenling CD release party at FitzGerald's, Berwyn
photo: Bob Sekinger
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Tommy CastroApril 22: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at City Winery, Chicago

photo: Jennifer Noble

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Benny TurnerApril 13: Benny Turner w/ Rob Stone, Jellybean Alexander, Prof. Louie & special guests at Rosa's, Chicago

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Bobby RushApril 7: 14th Annual Chi-town Blues Fest: Bobby Rush (photo), Latimore, Willie Clayton,  Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Calvin Richardson, Pokey Bear at Arie Crown Theater, Chicago

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

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Danielle NicoleMarch 23: Danielle Nicole, Guy King at House of Blues, Chicago

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Eric JohnsonMarch 15: Eric Johnson, Joe Moss, Corey Dennison at House of Blues, Chicago
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Southern AvenueMarch 9: Southern Avenue at The Tonic Room, Chicago

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Webb WilderMarch 3: Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

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Billy boy ArnoldFeb. 24: Billy Boy Arnold at Rosa's, Chicago

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Buddy by RomanBuddy Guy's annual residency. The blues legend plays each Thurs-Sunday, w/ special guest openers thru Jan. 28 at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago
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photo: Roman Sobus
Kilborn AlleyJan. 13:
Kilborn Alley Blues Band at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago


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Eddy ClearwaterEddy "The Chief" Clearwater

Jan. 5: with Buddy Guy at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Jan. 6: Birthday Party at SPACE, Evanston

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photo: Lynn Orman Weiss
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2017:
John Primer by Eric Kriesant
To see Hot Shows of 2017, click on photo of John Primer

Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2016:
Shemekia Copeland by Jenn
To see Hot Shows of 2016, click on photo of Shemekia Copeland

Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2015:
Booker T. Jones

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Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2014:
Ronnie Baker Brooks

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Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2013:
Lil' Ed

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Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2012:
Lurrie Bell



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Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2011:
Otis Clay

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Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2010:
Jimmy Johnson


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Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2009:
Shirley Johnson


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Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2008:
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