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HOT SHOWS 2017
AUGUST
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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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FESTIVALS

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. 19: Ann Arbor Blues Fest w/ Benny Turner, Nick Moss Band, Norman Jackson Band, Hank Mowery & The Hawktones, Eliza Neals & The Narcotics, Chris Canas Band, Alabama Slim & more, Ann Arbor, MI

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

Sept. 1-2: Paramount Blues Festival w/ Eddy Clearwater, Shemekia Copeland, Billy Branch, Davy Knowles, John Primer, Billy Flynn, Sam Lay, Corky Siegel & more at Port Washington, WI

Peoria Blues & Heritage Festival w/ Dr. John, John Mayall, Jon Butler Trio, Southern Avenue, Walter Trout, Rebirth Brass Band, Tinsley Ellis & more at Peoria, IL

Sept. 9: Maxwell Street Blues Fest w/ Kinsey Report, Corey Dennison Band, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Studebaker John, Brother Jacob,  Chicago
HOT SHOWS
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Aug. 17: Jon Cleary at WIRE, Berwyn

Aug. 18: Jon Cleary at SPACE, Evanston

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Aug. 15: Harry Hmura solo at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


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

Aug. 16: Janiva Magness at WIRE, Berwyn

Theo Huff at T & JJ's Banquets, Maywood

Omar Coleman at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Lurrie Bell Unplugged at Rosa's, Chicago

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

Jon Cleary at WIRE, Berwyn

Mike Wheeler, Linsey Alexander at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Laura Rain at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Original Chicago Blues All Stars at Motor Row Brewing, Chgo

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

Erwin Helfer at Barrelhouse Flat, 9-midnight, Chicago


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

Jon Cleary at SPACE, Evanston

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

Mr. Sipp, Dylan Salfer Trio at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Vino Louden, Laura Rain at House of Blues, Chicago

Dave Herrero at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Corey Dennison Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


Aug. 18-19: J.W. Williams & The Chi-town Hustlers at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Duke Tumatoe, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Aug. 19: Morry Sochat & Special 20s at Frankie's Blue Room, Naperville

Carlos Johnson & The Serious Blues Band at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Chicago Slim & Friends, Chicago Blues All-Stars at House of Blues, Chicago

Jamiah Rogers, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Andrew Diehl & The Nightmen at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Matthew Skoller at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Brian Lupo Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


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

Chicago Wind Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Michael Ledbetter & Friends at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Tom Holland, Jeff Jensen at House of Blues, Chicago

Nigel Mack, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Aug. 21: Claudette Miller Blues Band at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Aug. 22: Smiley Tillmon w/ Kate Moss at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago
Early Warnings!!

Aug. 23: Russ Green Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Wayne Baker Brooks, Melody Angel at Navy Pier Beer Garden, Chgo

Aug. 25: Charlie Musselwhite at SPACE, Evanston

Eric Gales, Velvet Jimis at FitzGerald's, Berwyn


Aug. 28: Guy King at SPACE, Evanston

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