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HOT SHOWS 2017
JULY
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FESTIVALS
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. 13-14: Blues on the Water Fest w/ Rhythm Rockets, Head Honchos, J.B. Ritchie & Ivy Ford, Mike Wheeler Band, Carlise Guy & 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
HOT SHOWS

July 18: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at City Winery, Chicago

Joel DaSilva at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Guy King at House of Blues, Chicago


July 19: Mary Bridget Davies at SPACE, Evanston

Keithen Banks, Joe DaSilva & Midnight Howl at House of Blues, Chicago

Joe Moss, Rob Blaine at Navy Pier Beer Garden, Chicago

Corey Dennison, Giles Corey at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Roo Jackson & Jaxkson St. Band at Rosa's, Chicago


July 20: Ghost Town Blues Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Smiley Tilmon at House of Blues, Chicago

Vance Kelly, Nora Jean Bruso at Kingston Mines, Chicago

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

Joe Barr & The Soul Purpose Band at Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago


July 21: Liz Mandeville Trio at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Guy King Little Big Band at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Joanna Connor, Eddie Shaw at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Linsey Alexander CD release party at

Rosa's, Chicago

Pistol Pete at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Breezy Rodio at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Michael Ledbetter & Dan Carelli at Lyran Society, Rockford

July 21-22: Walter Trout at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Sheryl Youngblood Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago


July 22: Li'l Ed & The Blues Imperials at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Guy King, Chicago R&B Kings at House of Blues, Chicago

Frank Pellegrino's Birthday Bash w/ Joanna Connor, Eddie Shaw at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Tom Holland, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Albert Castiglia at Rosa's, Chicago

Smiley Tilmon at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Omar Coleman Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


July 23: Signs of Maxwell Street exhibition w/ Low-reen & The Maxwell Street Blues Band at Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Chicago

Chicago Wind Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Guy King at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Sonic Soul, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago
Early Warnings!!

July 24: Luke Pytel Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

July 25: Ron Sorin & The Blue Coast Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Joanna Connor, Linsey Alexander at
Kingston Mines, Chicago

July 26: Jimmy Johnson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Jamiah Rogers, Joanna Connor at Navy Pier Beer Garden, Chicago


July 27: WDCB Summer Series w/ Guy King Little Big Band, Tribute to Ray Charles & B.B. King, 7:30 p.m. at College of DuPage's Lakeside Pavillion, Glen Ellyn FREE

Smiley Tilmon, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Annika Chambers at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago


July 28: Chris Smither at City Winery, Chicago

July 29: Travis "Moonchild" Haddix at  Rosa's, Chicago

July 30: Blues Jam w/ J.B. Ritchie for The Last Waltz/Closing of Mac's on Slade, Palatine
 
July 31: Cash Box Kings at SPACE, Evanston

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

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

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

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

Aug. 9: Delbert McClinton at City Winery, Chicago

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