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EVENTS: Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows
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HOT SHOWS 2018
OCTOBER
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
Billy Gibbons by Eric KriesentOct. 16: Billy Gibbons at House of Blues, Chicago

photo: Eric Kriesent

Oct. 11: BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Susan Williams & The Wright Groove Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Oct. 12: Chicago Plays The Stones w/ Ronnie Baker Brooks, Billy Branch, Omar Coleman, Jimmy Burns, John Primer at City Winery, Chicago

Liz Mandeville at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Ghost Town Blues Band, Scott Nev at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Smiley Tillmon at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Tribute to Carey Bell w/ Lurrie Bell & Bell Family Dynasty, CD party at Rosa's, Chgo

Desperate Bastards w/ Rob Anderlik, Mike Church & more at Jimmy's Charhouse, Elk Grove

Oct. 12-13: Nellie "Tiger" Travis Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Larry McCray Band, Nora Jean Bruso, Doktu Rhute Muuzic at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Oct. 13: Eric Gales at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Sheryl Youngblood, Mike Wheeler at House of Blues, Chgo

Corey Dennison Band at Mom's Place, Chgo

Memorial/life celebration for musician Dave Smith, 6 p.m. at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

Corey Dennison, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

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

Funky MojoDaddy at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Morry Sochat & The Special 20s at Untitled, Chgo

Oct. 14: Take Me To The River: New Orleans w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter, Jr., Ivan & Ian Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Lost Bayou Rambler Duo, Terence Higgins, 79rs Gang at The Mac, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

Subdudes, Beausoleil at Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg

Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Induction, Johnny Drummer, J.W. Williams, Rico McFarland, Dave Specter, Howard & Hollywood Scott, Nora Jean Bruso, Mike Wheeler Band (house band) & more. 2 p.m. at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Paul Nelson Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Chicago R&B Kings, Doktu Rhute at House of Blues, Chgo

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Anne Harris, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Andrew Diehl & the Nightmen at Shaw's, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chicago

Donna Herula at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Oct. 15: Mike Wheeler Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Chris O'Leary, Joanna Connor at House of Blues, Chgo

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Oct. 16: Billy Gibbons at House of Blues, Chgo

Gerry Hundt at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chicago

EARLY WARNINGS

Oct. 17: Mike Wheeler Band at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chicago

Oct. 18: Chris Thomas King at Hey Nonny, Arlington Hts.

Blues Caravan w/ Mike Zito, Bernard Allison, Ally Venable at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Oct. 19: Lindsay Beaver, Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Oct. 19-21: Logan Center Blues Fest w/ Charlie Musselwhite, Ruthie Foster, Chris Thomas King, John Primer & Steve Bell, Deitra Farr, Leane Faine, Billy Branch, Blues Kids of America, Blues Brunch, poetry & music workshops, book signing, multi-media, lectures & more at University of Chicago.

Oct. 20: Bettye LaVette at SPACE, Evanston

Oct. 21: Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues birthday bash w/ special guests at SPACE, Evanston

Oct. 22: Linsey Alexander at SPACE, Evanston

Oct. 25: Charlie Love & The Silky Smooth Blues Band w/ Jeff Stone at O'Neil's on Wells, Chicago

Oct. 27: C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band at Hey Nonny, Arlington Hts.

Oct. 26:  Eric Lindell w/ Sam Ravenna at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Oct. 28: Eric Lindell w/ Sam Ravenna at SPACE, Evanston

Visit our CLUB listings for more info.

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Chicago Blues Hall of Fame
Oct. 14 at Buddy Guy's Legends, 2 p.m.
Induction for Johnny Drummer, J.W. Williams, Rico McFarland, Dave Specter, Howard & Hollywood Scott, Nora Jean Bruso & more.
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