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June 27: Marcus King Band at SPACE, Evanston

June 28: Marc Broussard at
SPACE, Evanston

Louisiana Al at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

June 29: Michael Ledbetter at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Devil in a Woodpile (Joel Paterson, Rick Sherry, Beau Sample) at The Hideout, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Mz. Peachez at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Smiley Tillmon, 5:30-8:30 pm, River Roast, Chicago

Willie Dixon Birthday Bash w/ Ramblin' Rose & the 290 East Ramblers at at Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago

June 30: Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues at SPACE, Evanston

Vance Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Li'l Ed & The Blues Imperials at Rosa's, Chicago

Rosie & The Rivets at Club Arcada, St. Charles

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Nick Bell Band at Mac's, Palatine

Linsey Alexander at House Pub, St. Charles

Omar Coleman at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

June 30-July 1: J.W. Williams & the Chi-town Hustlers w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

John Primer at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

July 1: Keithen Banks at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Tinsley Ellis & Guests at Navy Pier Beer Garden, Chgo FREE

Corey Dennison Band, Bob Mandarino at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Big James & The Chicago Playboys at Rosa's, Chicago

Chicago Slim & Friends, Omar Coleman at House of Blues, Chicago

Vance Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Breezy Rodio at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Mike Wheeler Band at House Pub, St. Charles

Harry Garner Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Carlise Guy & NuBlu Band at Club Arcada, St. Charles

Downtown Charlie Brown at Mac's, Palatine

July 2: Chicago Wind w/ Matthew Skoller & Deitra Farr at  Blue Chicago, Chicago

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Guy King at House of Blues, Chicago

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

Billy Flynn & Friends, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

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

July 3: Blues Jam w/ Tom Holland & Matthew Skoller at Lizard's Liquid Lounge, Chicago

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

July 4: Tenry Johns Blues Band w/ Claudette Miller at  Blue Chicago, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Breezy Rodio at House of Blues, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Smilin' Bobby w/ B.K. Read at Phyllis' Musical Inn, Chicago
June 30- July 2: Rev. Horton Heat, Foghat, West Side Winders, Joe Moss Band & more at Eyes to the Skies Fest, Lisle

June 30-July 3: 36th Annual American Music Fest w/ over 50 bands on 3 stages over 4 days at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

June 30-July 2: Broad Street Blues & BBQ Fest w/ Bobby Rush, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Liz Mandeville, Smiley Tillmon w/ Kate Moss, Chicago Blues Allstars, Joanna Connor, Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama, Omar Coleman & more FREE! at Central Park, Griffith, IN

July 3: Joanna Connor, Toronzo Cannon Mike Wheeler, Idlewild North & more at Ribfest, Naperville

July 16: Muddy Waters Blues Jam, Muddy Waters Tribute at Taste of Westmont, Westmont, IL

Early Warnings!!!

July 5: Rev. Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Corey Dennison, Giles Corey at Kingston Mines, Chicago

July 6: Scott Ellison at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

July 7: Shawn Holt & The Teardrops at Rosa's, Chicago

Jimmy Nick at House Pub, St. Charles

Bettye Lavette at SPACE, Evanston

Maurice John Vaughn at Reserve 22, Glen Ellyn

July 8: Robert Cray at House of Blues, Chicago

Chicago's Rockin' Blues & Brews Tour, 1-4:30 pm. Tour bus to & from Reggie's Music Joint with stops at Chess Studios, Buddy Guy's Legends and Baderbrau Brewery.


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