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July 5: Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
at City Winery, Chicago

photo: Roman Sobus

June 30 - July 1: Broad Street Blues & BBQ Fest, Griffith, IN
Fireworks both nights!

Sat: Mojo Morganfield & The Mannish Boyz, Susan Williams Band, Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama, John Primer, Billy Branch & more.

Sun: Smiley Tillmon & Kate Moss, Theo Huff, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials & more.

June 29-30, July 1-3: FitzGerald's American Music Fest. 60 Bands on 3 stages including: Marcia Ball, Nikki Hill, Robbie Fulks w/ Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee's sister) & Scott Ligan, Nick Lowe & Los Straightjackets, Eric Lindell, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Dave Herrero, Band of Heathens, Charlie Parr & much more.

July 1: Marty "Big Dog" Mercer at Frontier Days, Arlington Heights

Sheryl Youngblood at Blue Chicago, Chicago

July 4: Patio Party w/ Rev. Payton's Damn Big Band, Devil in a Woodpile, Al Scorch at City Winery, Chicago

July 5: Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
at City Winery, Chicago

July 6: Corky Siegel & Chamber Blues w/ Lynne Jordan at City Winery, Chicago

July 7: Eilen Jewel at SPACE, Evanston

Tinsley Ellis at Navy Pier Beer Garden, Chicago

Danny Baron Band at Jimmy's Charhouse/ Avenue on 53, Elk Grove

July 8: James Hunter Six w/ Jesse Dee at City Winery, Chicago

Joanna Connor
July 10: Joanna Connor at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

photo: Terence Slagle

July 10: Glen David Andrews at SPACE, Evanston

July 14: Webb Wilder at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Ronnie Baker Brooks, Jimmy Nick at Itasca Fest, Washington Park, Itasca

July 15: Muddy Waters Tribute Jam at Taste of  Westmont, Westmont

Anders Osborne at SPACE, Evanston

Tom Hyslop Cancer Benefit w/ John Primer, Nick Moss,Guy King, Mondo Cortez, Dave Herrero, Dennis Gruenling, Devil's Elbow, Tre' Knight, Neal O'Hara, Jon McDonald, Kate Moss, Felix Reyes, Morry Sochat, Aaron Trubic at Rosa's, Chicago

Blues Jam w/ Danny Baron Band at Jimmy's Charhouse/ Avenue on 53, Elk Grove

July 21: Robert Cray at North Shore Theater, Skokie

July 24: Jimmie Vaughan, Eddie Taylor, Jr. at SPACE, Evanston

July 25: Jimmie Vaughan, Dave Specter at SPACE, Evanston

July 27: Dana Fuchs at SPACE, Evanston

Mavis Staples, Marc Broussard presented by Out of SPACE, Canal Shores Golf Course, Evanston

Sonny Landreth at City Winery, Chicago

July 28: Vanessa Collier at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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