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May 28: Mike Wheeler Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Joanna Connor, Nigel Mack at House of Blues

Andrew Diehl at Smoke Daddy (Wrigleyville), Chicago

May 29: Lauren Mitchell at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Freddy Dixon at Shaw's, Chgo

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

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy (Wrigleyville), Chicago

May 30: J.W. Williams & the Chi-town Hustlers w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Dave Specter at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

John Primer at Rosa's, Chicago

Corey Dennison, Giles Corey at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Blue Groove, All Night Boogie Band at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

May 31: Michael Ledbetter at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Guy King, Chicago Blues All-Stars at House of Blues

Mike Wheeler, Nellie Tiger Travis at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Bailey Dee at  Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Mary Lane at Smoke Daddy (Wrigleyville), Chicago

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

Nick Bell Band at Evanston Rocks, Evanston

June 1: Larry McCray at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Smoke Daddy (Wicker Park), Chgo

Dave Herrero,Marty Sammon, Marty Binder, Ari Seder w/ special guests at 210 Live, Highwood

June 1-2: John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Michael Ledbetter, Nora Jean Bruso, Doktu Rhute Muuzic at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Sugar Blue at Rosa's, Chicago

June 2: Mike Wheeler Band, Chuck A Luck at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Vino Louden, Matt Hendricks at House of Blues

Jimmy Burns, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Wayne Baker Brooks at Beer Geeks, Highland, IN

Nick Bell Band at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Liz Mandeville & the Blue Points at Norton's, Highland Park

Linsey Alexander at House Pub, St. Charles

June 3: Billy Flynn & Friends at Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Buzz Krantz's Birthday Blues Jam w/ Danny Baron Band, 5 p.m. at Avenue on 53, Elk Grove

June 4: Joanna Connor, Smiley Tillmon at House of Blues

Sharon Lewis FREE show, Noon-4 p.m., at Richard J. Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington, Chicago

June 5: Breezy Rodio at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicag

Tom Marker's Bluesday Tuesday w/ John Primer & The Real Deal at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

June 6: Rusty Wright at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

June 9: Birthday Bash for Mondo Cortez w/ Chicago Blues Angels, 9 p.m. at Citalin Gallery, 2005 S. Blue Island, Chicago

June 9-10: Burgers, Brews & Blues Fest at Promenade shopping center, Bolingbrook

Friday: Smiley Tillmon Band, Brother John Kattke Band, Cash Box Kings, Guy King

Saturday: Kyle Young Band, Howard & The White Boys, Linsey Alexander

Chicago Blues Fest June 8-10, 2018

See our Beyond The Blues Fest story for a list of the Before & After Blues shows during Chicago Blues Fest week.
Note: John Mayall has cancelled his shows at SPACE (June 13) and City Winery (June 11) due to health issues.


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