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EVENTS: Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows
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HOT SHOWS 2018
AUGUST-SEPT.
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

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

Nigel Mack at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Donna Herula at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Gerry Hundt at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo


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

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

Saxophone Summit w/ Rodney Brown at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Guy King, Keithen Banks at House of Blues, Chgo

Matt Hendricks at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chicago

Breezy Rodio at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

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

Marcia Ball at SPACE, Evanston

Rev. Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Ivy Ford at Evanston Rocks, Evanston

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

Mississippi Heat, Mike Wheeler Band at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Breezy Rodio at Shaw's, Chgo

Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama at Chicago Botanical Gardens, Glencoe

Aug. 24: Lurrie Bell at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Mississippi Heat w/ Sharon Lewis at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Special 20s at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Mike Wheeler Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Scott Tipping Syndicate at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

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

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

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


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

Studebaker John, Chicago R&B Kings at House of Blues, Chgo

Studebaker John at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Original Chicago Blues All Stars, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Original Chicago Blues All Stars at Untitled, Chgo

Harry Garner Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

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

Nick Bell Band at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

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

Smiley Tillmon Band w/ Kate Moss at Buddy Guy's Legends, 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

Nellie "Tiger" Travis at  Blue Chicago, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Doktu Rhute at House of Blues, Chgo

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chicago

Michael Charles, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Low-reen & Charlie Love host blues jam at Lake Street Pub, Roselle


Aug. 27: Mike Wheeler Band at SPACE, Evanston

EARLY WARNINGS

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

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

Eric Noden Shaw's, Chgo

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

Aug. 30: Terrence Simien at SPACE, Evanston

Cash Box Kings at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Skip Towne & The Greyhounds at 210 Live, Highwood


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

John Primer at House of Blues, Chgo

Lurrie Bell Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Soul Message (Delmark CD party), Guy King Band at  210 Live, Highwood


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

Sept. 4: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Bluesday Tuesday at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Sept. 8: Maxwell Street Blues Fest w/ Billy Branch, Guy King, Chicago Wind, Brother Jacob, Voices of Youth Ensemble at Maxwell St. (Halsted & Union), Chicago. FREE!

Sept. 12: Davina & The Vagabonds, The Claudettes at City Winery, Chgo

Sept. 13: Laura Rain at Evanston Rocks, Evanston

Shemekia Copeland at Oaktober Fest, Oak Park

Sept. 17: Canned Heat at City Winery, Chgo

Sept. 22-23: Windy City Blues Festival w/ Mike Wheeler Band w/ Lurrie Bell & Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Tomiko Dixon NuBlu Band, Original Chicago Blues All Stars, The Chicago Blues Queens, Eddie Taylor, Jr., Black Oil Bros., Jamiah Rogers, Mississippi Gabe Carter, Donna Herula, Ivy Ford, Filisko & Noden, Kilborn Alley, Matthew Curry, Long Tall Deb, Nick Bell, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Chicago Blues Challenge & much more!
Cermak Woods, Lyons


Sept. 24: Taj Mahal Trio at City Winery, Chicago

Sept. 29: Blues Blast Music Awards w/
Jimmy Johnson, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Benny Turner, Karen Lovely w/ Ben Rice, Markey Blue & Ric Latina Project, Bob Corritore, Casey Hensley Band, Shaun Murphy Band, Ivy Ford Band, Heather Newman, Joyann Parker, Ghost Town Blues Band & more at Tebala Center, Rockford

The Record Company at The Riveria, Chicago

Nick Moss Band at FitzGerald's, Berwyn
Visit our CLUB listings for more info.

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