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HOT SHOWS 2017
DECEMBER
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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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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. 18: Mike Wheeler Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago


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

Corey Dennison (acoustic) Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Staff Christmas Party w/ Vance Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band (public welcome) at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Morry Sochat & Special 20s at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago


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

Funky MojoDaddy at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Dec. 21: Marc Broussard at SPACE, Evanston

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

Jimmy Johnson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, John Primer at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Mississippi Heat at  Shaw's, Chicago


Marty "Big Dog" Mercer Blues Jam at Club Arcada, St. Charles

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

Marty Sammon at B.L.U.E.S. (on
 Halsted), Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Keithen Banks at House of Blues, Chicago

Chicago Wind w/ Deitra Farr & Matthew Skoller at Rosa's, Chicago

Willie Buck & Friends at Smoke Daddy, Chgo


Flat Cats at Club Arcada, St. Charles


Funky MojoDaddy at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


Dec. 22-23: John Primer Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang, Nora Jean Bruso, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago


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

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

Marty Sammon, Sonic Soul at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Corey Dennison, Nicholas Barron at  House of Blues, Chicago

Funky MojoDaddy at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Big Lew & Powerhouse Players, Blues Brunch at River Roast, Chicago

Mike Wheeler Band at Rosa's, Chicago


Matt Hendricks Trio at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama at House Pub, St. Charles

Clubs closed Dec. 24-25: Blue Chicago, B.L.U.E.S., Buddy Guy's Legends, Rosa's, Smoke Daddy

Dec. 24: Cyrus Hayes, Blues Brunch at
River Roast, Chicago

Dec. 25: J.W. Williams & The Chi-town Hustlers, Corey Dennison at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Dec. 26: Guy King at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Joe Marcinek Band at  House of Blues, Chicago

Pete Galanis & Dave Herrero at Rosa's, Chicago

Gerry Hundt Band at  Shaw's, Chicago


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

Lurrie Bell Unplugged at Rosa's, Chicago

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

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

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

Nick Moss Band at  House of Blues, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Kingston Mines, Chicago

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

Tom Holland at 210, Highwood

Dec. 29: Billy Flynn & Friends at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Original Chicago Blues All-Stars, Scott Nev at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Corey Dennison Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Joe Moss Band at House Pub, St. Charles

Dec. 29-30: Larry McCray, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials 30th Anniversary at Rosa's, Chicago

Vance Kelly at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

J.W. Williams & The Chi-town Hustlers w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago


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

Mike Wheeler, John Primer at  House of Blues, Chicago

Matthew Skoller at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

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

Dec. 30: Pistol Pete at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Wayne Baker Brooks at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Sheryl Youngblood, Vino Louden at  House of Blues, Chicago

Sharon Lewis at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Mary Lane & The No Static Blues Band at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Omar Coleman at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Nick Bell Band at House Pub, St. Charles

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

Mike Wheeler, Corey Dennison (dinner time shows) at  House of Blues, 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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