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HOT SHOWS 2017
OCTOBER
Scroll down for Early Warnings!

Be sure to check with the venue in case of last minute changes. Visit our CLUB listings for more info.
For a list of Blues Jams click HERE

HOT SHOWS
Trombone Shorty
Oct. 21: Trombone Shorty, Vintage Trouble at Riviera Theatre, Chicago

photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau

Oct. 18: J.W. Williams & the Chi-town Hustlers w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Jimmy Johnson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago


Bex Marshall, Keithen Banks at House of Blues, Chicago

Brian Lupo at Rosa's, Chicago


Oct. 19:
Derrick Procell & The Redeemers at 210, Highwood

Big Dog Mercer at Club Arcada, St. Charles

Mississippi Heat at Shaw's, Chicago

Pistol Pete Band at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Chicago R&B Kings Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Corey Dennison, Lurrie Bell at House of Blues, Chicago

Devil in a Woodpile at The Hideout, Chicago

Oct. 20: Band of Heathens at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Guitar Shorty, Alex Kilroy at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Chicago R&B Kings at House of Blues, Chicago

Morry Sochat & the Special 20s at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Rodney Brown at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Brian Lupo at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn 


Covington Groove at House Pub, St. Charles


Oct. 20-21: Tenry Johns Blues Band w/ Claudette Miller at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Billy Branch & the Sons of the Blues, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Vance Kelly at Rosa's, Chicago

John Primer Oct. 21: John Primer (John will be inducted into Chicago's Blues Hall of Fame) w/ Louisiana Al at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

photo: Marilyn Stringer

Oct. 21: Trombone Shorty, Vintage Trouble at Riviera Theatre, Chicago

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, two shows, at Loew's Hotel, Rosemont

Lurrie Bell at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Rhythm Rockets at Frankie's Blue Room, Naperville

Peaches Staten, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Andrew Diehl & the Nightmen at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Omar Coleman at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


Oct. 22: Jan James at 210, Highwood

Paul Nelson Band (formerly w/ Johnny Winter) at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Luke Pytel Blues Band w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Ronnie Hicks & Masheen Co. at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Guy King, Mike Wheeler at House of Blues, Chicago

Nigel Mack, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Sammy Johnson at Tonic Room, Chicago

Mac's Grand Reopening w/ live music all day (2 pm - 9:30 pm). J.B. Ritchie, Danny Baron, Nick Bell, Wind Gypsies, Anderlik, Otto & Church and more, Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Oct. 23: Joanna Connor, Keith Scott House of Blues, Chicago

Oct. 24: Mike Wheeler, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago
Early Warnings!!

Oct. 25: Steve Freund, Tad Robinson, Ken Saydak, Harlan Terson & Marty Binder at Rosa's, Chicago

Oct. 27: Irma Thomas, Blind Boys of Alabama, Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet at Symphony Center, Chicago

Nov. 5: Take Me To The River: Bobby Rush, William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite at The Mac, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

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