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Aug. 12: Blues & Brews on 66 w/ Cash Box Kings, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames, Brother John Kattke, Big Dog Mercer, T-Bird Huck, 1-6 pm at Chicago Street, Joliet

Aug. 12-13: Blues on the Water Fest w/ Lady A, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel, Ivy Ford, Mike Wheeler Band, Melody Angel, NuBlu Band, Low-reen & The Lazy Dogs & more at Harbor's Edge, Waukegan

Aug. 18-20:
McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest w/ Mississippi Heat, Rosehill Revival, Alabaster, The Claudettes & more at Peterson Park, McHenry, IL

Aug. 18-19: Little Bear Ribfest w/ Danielle Nicole, Laura Rain, Billy Flynn, Lurrie Bell, Red, White & Blues at Century Park, Vernon Hills

Aug. 26: Crossroads Blues Festival w/ Kinsey Report, Doug Demming, The Jimmys, Corey Dennison, Ivy Ford & more at Lyran Park, Rockford

Aug. 1: Cashbox Kings at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Marcia Ball at SPACE, Evanston

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Aug. 2: Buddy Guy's 81 Birthday Bash w/ Eddie Taylor, Jr., NuBlu Band w/ Carlise Guy, Marty Sammon Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

JW Williams & the Chi-town Hustlers w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Lurrie Bell Unplugged at Rosa's, Chicago

Aug. 3: Derrick Procell & The Redeemers at 210, Highwood

Breezy Rodio at House of Blues, Chicago

Mike Wheeler Band, Mississippi Heat at Kingston Mines, Chicago

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

Original Chicago Blues All Stars at Motor Row Brewing, Chgo

Aug. 4: Webb Wilder at SPACE, Evanston

Doc Malort at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

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

Corey Dennison, Will Tilson at
Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

Miles Minor Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Ron Sorin & The Blue Coast Band at

Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Aug. 4-5: Tenry Johns Band w/ Claudette Miller at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, Vance Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band at

Kingston Mines, Chicago

Aug. 5: DRNC scholarship fund benefit w/ LittleDaddy, Al "Hurricane" Spears, Dwayne "Dirty" Richardson, Colin Ryan Muzic, Sistah Beth & more at Esteban's, Naperville

Mississippi Heat at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Corey Dennison at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Guy King, Darren Jay at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Vino Louden at House of Blues, Chicago

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

Michael Charles, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Blues, Brews & Burgers Fest w/ Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners & more, 5-10 pm, 201 S. Main St., Wauconda

Aug. 6: Ella Fitzgerald Live At Mr. Kelly's Tribute w/ Liz Mandeville, Lynne Jordan, Daryl Nitz & more at Skokie Theatre, Skokie

Luke Pytel Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Eddie Turner, Breezy Rodio at House of Blues, Chicago

Aug. 7: Mike Wheeler Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Blues Jam w/ Chainsaw Dupont at Tonic Room, Chgo
Early Warnings!!

Aug. 8:
Marty Sammon Blues Band at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Aug. 9: Delbert McClinton at City Winery, Chicago

Rusty Wright at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Aug. 10: Charlie Love, Mike Wheeler at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Ana Popovic at City Winery, Chgo

Aug. 15-16: Tab Benoit, Eric Johanson at SPACE, Evanston

Aug. 16: Janiva Magness at WIRE, Berwyn

Aug. 17: Roomful of Blues at City Winery, Chgo

Aug. 18: Sonny Landreth at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Jon Cleary at SPACE, Evanston

Aug. 20: Benny Turner & special guests at Rosa's, Chicago

Aug. 25: Charlie Musselwhite at SPACE, Evanston

Aug. 28: Guy King at SPACE, Evanston


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