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HOT SHOWS 2017
JULY
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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. 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 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 River Roast, Chicago

Annika Chambers at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Pistol Pete at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Dave Herrero, Sheryl Youngblood at

House of Blues, Chicago

Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama at Club Arcada, St. Charles FREE

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


July 28: Chris Smither at City Winery, Chicago

Morry Sochat & Special 20s at California Clipper, Chicago

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Vino Louden, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel at House of Blues, Chicago

Vance Kelly at Rosa's, Chicago

Rick King's Royal Hustle at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Harry Hmura Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Downtown Charlie Brown at The House Pub, St. Charles

July 28-29: Mike Wheeler Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Nora Jean Bruso, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Doktu Rhute Muzic at Kingston Mines, Chicago


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

Sharon Lewis at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Guitar Shorty, Alex Kilroy at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Cash Box Kings at California Clipper, Chicago

Pat Smillie,  Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Corey Dennison Band at The House Pub, St. Charles

Pat Smillie Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


July 30: Blues Jam w/ J.B. Ritchie for The Last Waltz/Closing of Mac's on Slade, Palatine. 4 - 11:30 pm

Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Billy Flynn & Friends at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Mike Wheeler Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Giles Corey, Jeff Jensen at House of Blues, Chicago

Brother John Kattke, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

 
July 31: Cash Box Kings at SPACE, Evanston

Joanna Connor, Keithen Banks at House of Blues, Chicago

Corey Dennison, J.W. Williams at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Early Warnings!!

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

Marcia Ball 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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