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HOT SHOWS 2017
DECEMBER
Scroll down for Early Warnings!

Be sure to check with the venue in case of last minute changes. Visit our CLUB listings for more info.
For a list of Blues Jams click HERE

HOT SHOWS
Toronzo Cannon leaps by Hoffman
Dec. 20: Sequence Chicago: A Blues Christmas w/ Lil' Ed Williams, Toronzo Cannon, Lynne Jordan, Matthew Skoller, 7 p.m. show, at Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom, Chicago. FREE!
Toronzo Cannon photo: by Mike Hoffman

Dec. 12: Ron Sorin & The Blue Coast Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Zito at SPACE, Evanston

Mike Wheeler, Smiley Tillmon at House of Blues, Chicago

Marty "Big Dog" Mercer at Shaw's, Chicago

Studebaker John at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


Dec. 13: J.W. Williams & the Chi-town Hustlers w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Omar Coleman at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Giles Corey, Corey Denison at Kingston Mines, Chicago


Dec. 14: Linsey Alexander at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Vino Louden at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Nora Jean Bruso at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Brother John at Shaw's, Chicago


Dec. 15: Mississippi Heat at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Big James & The Chicago Playboys at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Nick Moss Band, J.B. Ritchie Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Nora Jean Bruso w/ Brian Lupo at Rosa's, Chicago


Smiley Tillmon at Smoke Daddy, Chicago

Scott Tipping Syndicate at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Corey Dennison Band at House Pub, St. Charles

Chicago Kingsnakes at Grape & Grain, Homewood

Andre Taylor & The Motor Rollers at Motor Row, Chicago

Joel Paterson & Oscar Wilson at Honky Tonk BBQ, Chicago


Dec. 15-16: BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Lurrie Bell, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Guy King at Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago


Dec. 16: Lazer Lloyd at Wilmette Community Theater, Wilmette. Click for  Tickets

Mike Wheeler Band at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Corey Dennison Band, Ivy Ford at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Blue Olives at  House of Blues, Chicago

John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Jamiah Rogers, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Andrew Diehl & The Nightmen at Smoke Daddy, Chicago


Downtown Charlie Brown at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Linsey Alexander at
Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Blues Jam w/ Shoji Naito's All Stars at Cafe La Fortuna, Willowbrook


Dec. 17: Marty Sammon's Blues Fling w/ Vance Kelly & special guests at Harald Viking Lodge, Tinley Park

Laura Rain, Breezy Rodio at House of Blues, Chicago

Chicago Wind w/ Demetria Taylor & Matthew Skoller at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Kenny Smith & The Friends Band, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago


Dec. 19: Dave Specter Band w/ Jimmy Johnson, Mike Wheeler at House of Blues, Chicago

Corey Dennison (acoustic) Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Dec. 20: Sequence Chicago: A Blues Christmas w/ Lil' Ed Williams, Toronzo Cannon, Lynne Jordan, Matthew Skoller, 7 p.m. show, at Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom, Chicago. FREE!

Nellie "Tiger" Travis at T&JJ's, Maywood

Early Warnings

Dec. 21: Marc Broussard at SPACE, Evanston

Dec. 22: Mississippi Heat w/ Inetta Visor & Carla Stinson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, charity coat drive, at Promontory, Chicago

Dec. 23: The Million Dollar Blues Band w/ Lil' Ed at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Dec. 27: Flat Cats, Morry Sochat & Special 20s at Alhambra Palace, Chicago

Dec. 28: Cash Box Kings, The Jimmys at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Dec. 29: Joseph "Mojo" Morganfield & The Mannish Boys at Cheers, Midlothian

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Dec. 30: Pistol Pete at Mac's on Slade, Palatine
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve with the Blues!

Dec. 31: Ronnie Baker Brooks at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama at The Raue Theater, Crystal Lake

J.B. Ritchie & The Wind Gypsies at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

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

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

Mike Wheeler Band, NuBlu Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Corey Dennison Band at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Larry McCray, Joanna Connor, Vance Kelly at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

Marty "Big Dog" Mercer at Shaw's, Chicago

Funky MojoDaddy at Beer Geeks, Highland, IN

Jan. 4: Buddy Guy's annual residency begins. He plays each Thurs-Sunday, w/ special guest openers thru Jan. 28
Tix still available HERE

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