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HOT SHOWS 2017
JUNE
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Be sure to check with the venue in case of last minute changes. Visit our CLUB listings for more info.
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Chicago Women in Blues 2017
June 9: Chicago Women in Blues w/ Peaches Staten, Tracee Adams, Ivy Ford, Donna Herula, Shirley King, Dia Madden, Liz Mandeville, Ms. Trysh, Countess Williams, Jeannie Tanner, Ellen Miller, Joan Gand & the Gand Band at Reggie's, Chicago

June 10: Chicago Women in Blues w/Tracee Adams, Dia Madden, Liz Mandeville, Donna Herula, Ms. Trysh, Countess Williams, Indiara Sfair, Joan Gand & the Gand Band at 210, Highwood
June 1: BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Jimmy Burns at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Jimmy Johnson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Guy King, Nigel Mack at House of Blues, Chicago

Mississippi Heat, Mike Wheeler at Kingston Mines, Chicago

June 2: Corky Siegel & Chamber Blues at City Winery, Chgo

Nicholas Barron, John Primer at House of Blues, Chicago

Oscar Wilson at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Nigel Mack & Blues Attack at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Smiley Tillmon w/ Kate Moss at Cuzin's, Tinley Park

June 2-3: Shawn Holt & The Teardrops at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Big James & The Chicago Playboys, Mike Wheeler at Kingston Mines, Chicago

June 2-3: Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band at Rosa's, Chicago

BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

June 3: Joe Moss Band, Keithen Banks at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Dave Herrero, Keithen Banks at House of Blues, Chicago

Journeyman, Eric Clapton Tribute at SPACE, Evanston

Bob Stroger at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Funky MojoDaddy at Cuzin's, Tinley Park

Ronnie Hicks, Blues Brunch at River Roast, Chicago

Miles Minor at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners, Anthony Gomes at Broken Oar, Port Barrington

Rosehill Revival, Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners, Triadd & more at Norge Ski Center, Fox River Grove

Jamiah Rogers CD party at Beer Geeks, Highland, IN

Downtown Charlie Brown Band at Pub 22, St. Charles

Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama at the Thirsty Wale, Algonquin

June 4: Chicago Wind w/Matthew Skoller & Deitra Farr at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Mary Lane at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Jake La Botz at The Hideout, Chicago

Billy King Band Open Mic at Cuzin's, Tinley Park

June 5: Nick Moss Band w/ Greg Koch, Josh Smith at SPACE, Evanston

Sam Lay in Bluesland, FREE film and blues show w/ Corky Siegel, Sam Lay & Marcy Levy, 6 p.m., at Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center

Joanna Connor, Studebaker John at House of Blues, Chicago

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Blues Jam w/ Tom Holland & Matthew Skoller at Lizard's Liquid Lounge, Chicago

Rockin' Johnny at Cuzin's, Tinley Park

June 6: Bluesday Tuesday w/ Lurrie Bell at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Mike Wheeler, Funky MojoDaddy at House of Blues, Chicago

Chainsaw Dupont at Cuzin's, Tinley Park

June 7: Lurrie Bell, Keithen Banks at House of Blues, Chicago

Dave Specter & Jimmy Johnson at SPACE, Evanston

Mike Wheeler Band at Cuzin's, Tinley Park

Corey Dennison, Louisiana Al at Beer Garden at Navy Pier, Chicago

June 8: Muddy Waters Mural Dedication, Noon, 17 N. State (at Randolph & Washington),w/ live show by Muddy Waters Legacy Band w/ Big Bill Morganfield. FREE

Jamiah Rogers CD release party at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

WXRT Bluesbreakers live broadcast
w/ Ronnie Baker Brooks Band & Toronzo Cannon Band. Emcees Shemekia Copeland & Tom Marker. Show 6:30 p.m. FREE! Get there early!
Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago Toronzo Cannon at 9:30 p.m. (not free).

Blues'n in Bronzeville w/ Wayne Baker Brooks Band, Shoji Naito & Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Doktu Rhute Muuzic, 6 p.m., at Ellis Park, 3520 Cottage Grove, Chicago FREE

Original Chicago Blues Allstars 40th Anniversary Bash. Awards ceremony for Eddie Shaw, Eddie C. Campbell, Mary Lane, Sam Lay & the late Lonnie Brooks, at Motor Row Brewing, Chicago

Blues Garden Concert series w/ Lamont Harris at Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago

Sugar Blue Unplugged at Rosa's, Chicago

Rob Stone at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Bossa Blue at 210, Highwood

Susan Williams at Cuzin's, Tinley Park

Mike Wheeler Band, Keithen Banks, Joanna Connor, Smiley Tillmon, The Good The Bad & The Blues at House of Blues, Chicago

Jamiah Rogers, 5:30-8:30 pm at River Roast, Chicago

Melody Angel, Blues Jam w/ Mary Lane Rosa's, Chicago


June 9: Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Nick Moss Band, Steepwater Band, 6 p.m., at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Omar Coleman at House of Blues, Chicago

Larry McCray Band, Eddie Shaw, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Chicago Women in Blues w/ Peaches Staten, Tracee Adams, Ivy Ford, Donna Herula, Shirley King, Dia Madden, Liz Mandeville, Ms. Trysh, Countess Williams, Jeannie Tanner, Ellen Miller, Joan Gand & the Gand Band at Reggie's, Chicago

Robben Ford, 2 shows, at SPACE, Evanston

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy, Chgo


Jimmy Burns at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Mike Wheeler Band at Rosa's, Chicago

J.B. Ritchie at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Linsey Alexander at 210, Highwood

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings at Cuzin's, Tinley Park

June 9-10: John Primer & The Real Deal w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Jimmy Johnson w/ Rico McFarland at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Oscar Wilson CD release party w/ Joel Paterson, Sam Burckhardt, Beau Sample, Pete Benson, Mark Haines at the Green Mill, Chicago

June 10: Lurrie Bell, Mike Wheeler, NuBlu Band w/ Carlise Guy at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Larry McCray Band, Eddie Shaw, Doktu Rhute Muuzic at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Rockin' Johnny Band w/ Rick Kreher, Rip Lee Pryor, Kid Andersen, Quique Gomez at Reggie's, Chicago

Chicago Women in Blues w/Tracee Adams, Dia Madden, Liz Mandeville, Donna Herula, Ms. Trysh, Countess Williams, Indiara Sfair, Joan Gand & the Gand Band at 210, Highwood

Tweed Funk at Untitled, Chicago

Mississippi Gabe Carter, Sheryl Youngblood at House of Blues, Chicago

Billy Flynn, Paul Kaye Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues at Rosa's, Chicago

Corey Dennison at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

HOT Blues Night show & tour of Chess studios w/ Big Lew & The Powerhouse Players at Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago

Nick Moss Band, Nikki Hill, The Jimmys at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Joe Moss Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Smiley Tillmon, Blues Brunch at River Roast, Chicago

Billy King at Cuzin's, Tinley Park

Blues & Roots on Water Street Fest w/ Wayne Baker Brooks, Jonas Friddle & The Majority, Ladies of Leland, Leadfoot Band, Noah Gabriel, Chicago Farmer, at Kiss the Sky and Water St. Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Click for tickets


June 11: Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Marty Sammon at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

John Primer, Guy King, Smiley Tillmon w/ Kate Moss at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Lurrie Bell w/ Billy Flynn, Brother John Kattke, Dave Katzman, Melvin Smith, David Sims at Reggie's, Chicago

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram at Rosa's, Chicago

Studebaker John, Rob Stone w/ Andre Diehl, Rodney Brown, Kenny Smith, Brad Hayman at House of Blues, Chicago

Linsey Alexander, Claudette Miller, Blues Jam w/ Linsey at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Blues Jam w/ Low-reen & The Maxwell Street Blues Band, 5 p.m. at Polk Street Pub, Chicago

Soul Message w/ Chris Foreman at 210, Highwood

Carl Weathersby, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Nick Moss Band w/ Dennis Gruenling at Cuzin's, Tinley Park


June 12: Mike Wheeler Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Otis Taylor Band, Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago FREE, 6:30 pm

Joe Marcinek, Nigel Mack at House of Blues, Chicago

Blues Jam w/ Tom Holland & Matthew Skoller at Lizard's Liquid Lounge, Chicago
Early Warnings!!

June 14: Indigenous at SPACE, Evanston

June 15: Coco Montoya at SPACE, Evanston

Garland Jeffreys at City Winery, Chicago

June 16:
Ann Wilson (of Heart) at House of Blues, Chicago

Honey Island Swamp Band at FitzGerald's, Berwyn


June 22: Southern Avenue at Schuba's, Chicago

Selwyn Birchwood at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

June 23: Lynne Jordan & The Shivers at City Winery, Chgo


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