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EVENTS: Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows
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McHenry Rotary blues fest 2018
John Primer, Dave Weld, Mike Wheeler, Demetria Taylor, Big Dog Mercer, Blooze Bros, John Kattke & more!
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HOT SHOWS 2018
MAY
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
Popa Chubby
May 18:
Popa Chubby, J.B. Ritchie at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

photo: Dianne Dunklau

May 15: Dennis Jones, Mike Wheeler Band at House of Blues

Studebaker John (acoustic) at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

May 16: Omar Coleman at House of Blues

Charlie Parr at Lincoln Hall, Chicago

Mary Lane at T&JJ's, Maywood

Nicholas Barron at Rosa's, Chicago

May 17: Skip Towne & The Greyhounds at 210 Live, Highwood

BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Cash Box Kings at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Nick Moss Band at House of Blues

Mike Wheeler, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Mississippi Heat at Shaw's, Chgo

May 18: Tinsley Ellis at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Popa Chubby, J.B. Ritchie at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Linsey Alexander at Mom's Place, Chicago

Dave Specter Band at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Rico McFarland at Rosa's, Chicago

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Corey Dennison Band at House Pub, St. Charles

May 18-19: John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Kingston Mines 50th Anniversary Celebration w/ Larry McCray, Vance Kelly, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

May 19: Billy Branch and Sons of the blues at SPACE, Evanston

Eddy Clearwater, Terrell Carter at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Joe Moss Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Wind Gypsies at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Nick Bell Band at House Pub, St. Charles

J.B. Ritchie Band at Avenue on 53 (formerly Jimmy's Charhouse), Elk Grove, IL

May 20: Squirrel Nut Zippers at City Winery, Chicago

Liz Vice at SPACE, Evanston

Chicago Wind w/ Deitra Farr & Matthew Skoller at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Ivy Ford at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

Blues Jam
w/ Danny Baron Band at Avenue on 53 (formerly Jimmy's Charhouse) at 5 p.m., Elk Grove, IL

Eric Noden, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

EARLY WARNINGS

May 22: Ana Popovic at City Winery, Chicago

Mississippi Heat, Mike Wheeler Band at House of Blues

May 25: Eddie Shaw Tribute: Brass in the Blues w/ Vaan Shaw, Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, Michael Peavy, Rodney Brown & The Wolf Gang at Logan Center, University of Chicago

May 27: Blues Jam w/ J.B. Ritchie Band at
Mac's on Slade, Palatine
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