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Note: John Mayall has cancelled his shows at SPACE (June 13) and City Winery (June 11) due to health issues.

June 12: Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street, hosts History Happy Hour starting at 6 p.m. with a live show by Mike Wheeler Band and The Cash Box Kings. Guided tours of the museum’s current blues exhibits will begin at 6:45 pm, and include: A City Guide to Chicago Blues, Amplified: Chicago Blues Flash Tour, and Research Center Unboxed: Chicago Blues Archives. Must be at least 21 to buy a $15 ticket, which includes two adult beverages, tours and museum admission. For info: click HERE

Tenry Johns Blues Band w/ Claudette Miller at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Nigel Mack at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

June 13: J.W. Williams & The Chi-town Hustlers w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Jamiah Rogers at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Corey Dennison, Giles Corey at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Sugar Blue (Unplugged) at Rosa's, Chicago

Water Seed (from New Orleans) at Martyr's, Chicago

Rhythm Rockets at Untitled, Chgo

June 14: Guy King at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Corey Dennison at Smoke Daddy (Wrigleyville), Chicago

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

Nick Bell Band at Evanston Rocks, Evanston

Blues in the Garden w/ Melvin Taylor at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, Chicago

June 15: Jamiah Rogers at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Wheeler Band, Dave Herrero at House of Blues

Corey Dennison Band at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

June 15-16: Blues on the Fox Festival
Friday: Samantha Fish, Elle King
Saturday: Aaron Neville, Sonny Landreth, Toronzo Cannon, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer at RiverEdge Park, Aurora

Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Vance Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band at Rosa's, Chicago

June 16: Sheryl Youngblood, Mary Lane at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Wheeler Band at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Giles Corey Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

June 17: Mike Ledbetter at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Mississippi Heat, Dave Herrero at House of Blues

Mondo Cortez & the Chicago Blues Angels at Smoke Daddy (Wrigleyville), Chicago

June 18: Indigenous at City Winery, Chicago

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

Studebaker John, Joanna Connor at House of Blues

Cash Box Kings, Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy (Wrigleyville), Chic


June 22: Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Shemekia Copeland at Gallagher Way at Wrigley Field, Chicago

June 30: Nick Moss Band CD release party at SPACE, Evanston


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