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Aug. 14: Marty "Big Dog" Mercer at Shaw's, Chgo

Pistol Pete at  B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Corey Dennison (solo) at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Aug. 15: J.W. Williams & the Chi-town Hustlers w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Omar Coleman at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Joe Marcinek Band at House of Blues, Chgo

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at Navy Pier Beer Garden, Chgo

Aug. 16: Robben Ford at City Winery, Chgo

Walter Trout at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Nick Moss Band, Nigel Mack at House of Blues, Chgo

Mississippi Heat at Shaw's, Chgo

Aug. 16-17-18: Shirley Johnson w/ the BTS Express at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Aug. 17: Albert Castiglia at Rosa's, Chicago

Jimmy Johnson at  B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Dave Herrero at House of Blues, Chgo

Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, Vance Kelly at Kingston Mines, Chgo

High Hat Second Line at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Donna Herula Band w/ Harlan Terson & David Sims at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Aug. 17-18-19: John Primer, Mike Wheeler, Dave Weld, Demetria Taylor, Big Dog Mercer, John Kattke, Jimmy Nick, Blooze Bros. & more at McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest

Aug. 17-18: Corey Dennison Band, Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, Mike Wheeler Band, Chicago Blues Super Session, Mud Morganfield at Little Bear Ribfest, Vernon Hills

Liz Mandeville, Lurrie Bell, Corey Dennison Band, Mojo Morganfield, Orignal Chicago Blues All-Stars, The Claudettes & more at Glenwood Arts Fest, Chicago

Aug. 18: Yoga, Blues & Brews,  Dave Specter Band performs live music during yoga class, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at SPACE, Evanston

Blues & Brews on 66 Fest w/ T-Bird Huck, Jonathon Boogie Long, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames, Nick Moss Band w/ Dennis Gruenling at downtown Joliet, IL

Guitar Shorty, Tommy McCracken at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

Big James & The Chicago Playboys, Joanna Connor, Mz. Peaches at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Soul Message at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Dave Herrero at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Bear Williams Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Miles Minor Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Darren Jay & The Delta Souls at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Aug. 19: Benefit for J.B. Ritchie w/ The Redmonds, Nick Bell Band, Jimy Sohns' Shadows of Knight, Darren Jay & The Delta Souls, Duct Tape, Party at the Moon Tower at 210 Live, Highwood

Curtis Salgado at SPACE, Evanston

Eddie Taylor, Jr. at  B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Friends Band, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Ivy Ford at Shaw's, Chgo

Aug. 20: Scott Sharrod at SPACE, Evanston

Aug. 21: Dave Specter Band w/ Jimmy Johnson, Mike Wheeler at House of Blues, Chgo

Kimberly Johnson at Shaw's, Chgo

Aug. 22: Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama at Navy Pier Beer Garden, Chgo

Aug. 23: Carl Weathersby w/ Corey Dennison Band at Beer Geeks, Highland, IN

Marcia Ball at SPACE, Evanston

Ivy Ford at Evanston Rocks, Evanston

Aug. 24-26: Charlie Love,  Low-reen & Graham Warwick, The Jimi Project & more at Waukeganfest, Waukegan

Aug. 25: Jason Ricci at Rosa's, Chicago

Toronzo Cannon, Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter, Kilborn Alley, Lauren Mitchell & Lurrie Bell and more at Crossroads Blues Fest, Rockford

Jackie Rose Band w/ Mark Baier, Earl
Rosen, Paul Howard, Craig Kaye & Claude Callesini at Jimmy's Charhouse, Elk Grove

Aug. 26: Backyard BBQ & Blues w/ Marty Sammon, Billy Flynn & Friends at  B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown w/ Kermit Ruffins, Walter Wolfman Washington, Galactic, Cyril Neville, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band at Ravinia, Highland Park

Aug. 27: Mike Wheeler Band at SPACE, Evanston

Aug. 28: Watermelon Slim at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

Aug. 30: Terrence Simien at SPACE, Evanston

Aug. 31: Anthony Gomes at The Broken Oar, Port Barrington

Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ben Folds, Anthony Gomes, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, Bogart Jones, Shooter Jennings and many more
at Peoria Blues & Heritage Fest, Peoria

Sept. 1: Buddy Guy, Toronzo Cannon at Country Club Hills Theater, Country Club Hills

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