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EVENTS: Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows
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HOT SHOWS 2018
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

Dec. 12: 90th Birthday Party for Jimmy Johnson w/ Dave Specter at SPACE, Evanston

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

Scott Ellison, Joanna Connor at House of Blues, Chicago

Dec. 13: Lurrie Bell Birthday Party w/ Smilin' Bobby plus Tribute to Eddie C. Campbell at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Brother John Band w/ horns at Cube Night Club, Rivers Casino, Des Plaines

BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Mississippi Heat, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Andrew Diehl at Shaw's, Chicago

Dec. 14: Covington Groove at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Mike Wheeler Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, Smiley Tillmon Band w/ Kate Moss at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Eric Noden at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Dave Specter at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Giles Corey Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Dec. 14-15:

Rico McFarland at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

John Primer, Nora Jean Bruso, Doktu Rhute at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Kinsey Report at Rosa's, Chgo

Dec. 15: Larkin Poe at SPACE, Evanston SOLD OUT

Mike Wheeler Blues Band w/Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Demetria Taylor, The Smokin' Tones at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Bob Stroger at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Andre Taylor, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Smiley Tillmon Band at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chicago

Nelson Street Revival (Peaches, Cathy Richardson, Anne Harris, Ellen Miller) at 210 Live, Highwood

Holiday Blues Party w/ Harry Garner Band at The Uptown, Westmont

Dec. 16: Marty Sammon's Blues Fling/ Benefit for Pca Blue w/ Donald Kinsey, 6 p.m. at VFW 279, 17147 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park 

Holiday Party w/ The Nocturnals (Dave Specter, Nick Tremulus) and special guests at Blue Nocturne/ Chopin Theater, Chicago

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Bobby Slim James, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Friends Band w/ Kenny Smith at Shaw's, Chicago

Mike Wheeler Band at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Danny Baron Blues Jam at Jimmy's Charhouse, Elk Grove

EARLY WARNINGS

Dec. 17-18: Tab Benoit, Whiskey Bayou Revue (Damon Fowler & Eric Johanson) at City Winery, Chicago

Dec. 18: Christmas Party w/ Vance Kelly at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Joe Filisko's Harmonica Party at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Dec. 19: Blues Christmas w/ Toronzo Cannon, Lil' Ed, Lynne Jordan, Matthew Skoller, 6 p.m. FREE at Navy Pier, Chicago FREE!

Dec. 20: Ivy Ford at  Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

Dec. 21: Morry Sochat & Special 20s at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Dec. 22: Ronnie Baker Brooks at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Dec. 23: A Blues Christmas with Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at 210 Live, Highwood

Dec. 26-27: Shemekia Copeland at City Winery, Chicago

Dec. 27: Nick Moss Band at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

Dec. 28: John Primer & Billy Boy Arnold at SPACE, Evanston

Rev. Payton's Big Damn Band, Bill Grady Band at Martyr's, Chgo

Dec. 29: Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Stage Left/Opera House, Woodstock, IL

Webb Wilder at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Steepwater Band at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

New Year's Eve toast
New Year's Eve with the Blues

Dec. 31:

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

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

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

Joanna Connor, Larry McCray, Nora Jean Bruso at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Jamiah Rogers, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Vance Kelly & Backstreet Blues Band at Rosa's, Chgo

Nick Bell Band, The Buzzhounds at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Marty "Big Dog" Mercer, 7-10 p.m., at Madison's Pub & Grill, Willowbrook

 

Jan. 3-27: Buddy Guy's annual residency at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago. Advance tickets needed.

Visit our CLUB listings for more info.

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