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Oct. 31: Blues Benefit to Heal Chicago w/ Omar Coleman, Harry Hmura, Jackie Rose, Matt Cartwright, Joey Dee & more at Rosa's, Chgo

Jimmy Johnson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

Nov. 1: J.W. Williams & The Chi-town Hustlers at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

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

Corey Dennison Band at Mom's Place, Chgo

Soulshine (Allmans Tribute) at 210 Live, Highwood

Original Chicago Blues All-Stars at Motor Row Brewing, Chgo

Nov. 2: Anthony Gomes & Jeff Massey at Brauerhouse, Lombard

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

Donald Kinsey at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chicago

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Chicago Blues Angels at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Scott Tipping at House Pub, St. Charles

Nov. 2-3: John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Kinsey Report at Rosa's, Chgo

Nov. 3: Nikki Hill at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Chicago Cigar Box Fest w/ Mississippi Gabe Carter & Jeff Stone, Glenn Kaiser, Johnny LoweBow, One Hand Dan, John Nickel, A.J Gaither, Sid Yiddish & more at Friendly Tap, Berwyn

Boz Scaggs at North Shore Center for Performing Arts, Skokie

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Big James & The Chicago Playboys, Rick King's Royal Hustle at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Kevin Purcell & The Root Doctors at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Morry Sochat & Special 20s at Frankie's Blue Room, Naperville

Sweet Diezel Jenkins at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Brother John Kattke at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chicago

Joe Moss Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Cash Box Kings at California Clipper, Chgo

Nov. 4: Nellie "Tiger" Travis Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Ronnie Hicks & Masheen Co. at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Annie Mack at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chicago

Mississippi Heat, Studebaker John at House of Blues, Chgo

Darren Jay & The Delta Souls, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Tom Holland at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Toni Callahan at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Nov. 5: Holle Thee Maxwell & David Kozin book signing at City Lit Books, Chicago

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Nov. 6: Cash Box Kings at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Eddie Taylor, Jr. at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chicago

Nov. 7: Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Arcada Theater, St. Charles

Omar Coleman Duo at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chicago

Early Warnings

Nov. 9-10: Film screening, Horn From The Heart (Paul Butterfield) at Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago

Nov. 10: Lurrie Bell at Johnny's Blitz Sports Bar, Westmont

Native Heritage Month Celebration w/ Dawn O'Keefe Williams & The Lucky Dogs, Mark Cleveland, Gabriel Ayala, native dancers & more at Trickster Art Gallery, Schaumburg FREE!

Nov. 11: Booker T. Jones at SPACE, Evanston

Ivan Neville at Blue Nocturne, Chicago

Nov. 15: Smiley Tillmon Band at Hey Nonny, Arlington Hts.

Nov. 16: Joyann Parker at Untitled, Chgo

Nov. 20: Benefit for Jameson w/ Kinsey Report, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Mud Morganfield, Lurrie Bell, Deitra Farr, Lynne Jordan, Toronzo Cannon, Rico McFarland, Guy King, Corey Dennison, John Primer & more at House of Blues, Chicago

Nov. 21: NuBlu Band w/ Carlise Guy & Smiley Tillmon Band w/ Kate Moss at Beverly Arts Center, Chicago

Nov. 23-24: Coco Montoya at Evanston Rocks, Evanston

Nov. 26: Mike Ledbetter at SPACE, Evanston

Nov. 28: Canned Heat, Kevin B.F. Burt at City Winery, Chicago

Joel Paterson, Chris Foreman, Oscar Wilson at SPACE, Evanston

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