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EVENTS: Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows
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
AUGUST
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. 6: Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, Joanna Connor at House of Blues, Chgo

Luca Chiellini at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo


Aug. 7:
Lurrie Bell at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

David Bromberg Quintet at SPACE, Evanston

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

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings at  B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Gerry Hundt at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Aug. 8: Los Lobos at SPACE, Evanston

Dave Specter at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Smiley Tillmon, Keithen Banks at House of Blues, Chgo

Breezy Rodio at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Rhythm Rockets at Untitled, Chgo


Aug. 9:
Joe Louis Walker at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn FREE

Devon Allman Project w/ Duane Betts at Arcada Theatre, St. Charles

Corey Dennison Band at  B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Chicago Blues All-Stars at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Brother John Kattke at Shaw's, Chgo

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo


Aug. 10: Mike Zito, Bernard Allison, Vanja Sky at SPACE, Evanston

TajMo (Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo') at Rialto Theater, Joliet

Joe Moss Band, Charles Brown at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Funky MojoDaddy at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues at Rosa's, Chicago

Andrew Diehl & The Nightmen at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Mike Wheeler Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Aug. 10-11: Luke Pytel Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Rico McFarland Band at  B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Aug. 11: Joliet Blues Festival w/ Mike Wheeler Band, Mojo Morganfield, Marty "Big Dog" Mercer, Jamiah Rogers, The HepKats at Bicentennial Park, Joliet

Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Alex Wilson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mississippi Heat, Windy City Rev ups at House of Blues, Chgo

Peaches Staten at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo


Nicholas Barron, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Carl Weathersby at Rosa's, Chicago

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

The Claudettes w/ Wichita Jacks at 210 Live, Highwood

Aug. 11-12: Mike Wheeler Band, The Claudettes, Ivy Ford Band, Crook County Blues Band, Lady A, Cyrus Hayes w/ Lady Lee & more at Blues on the Water Fest, The Harbor's Edge, Waukegan


Aug. 12: Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Mary Lane at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings, Studebaker John at House of Blues, Chgo

Mike Wheeler Band at Shaw's, Chgo
EARLY WARNINGS

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

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

Aug. 16: Robben Ford at City Winery, Chgo

Walter Trout at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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