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

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

Tail Dragger & The All Stars at The Water Hole, Chicago

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

Sax summit w/ Rodney Brown & guests at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Terry Davidson & The Gears at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Mike Wheeler Band at Lisle Community Park, Lisle

July 26: Mike Wheeler Band at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Windgypsies at Evanston Rocks, 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

Vanessa Collier at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

Guy King, John Primer at House of Blues, Chgo

Vance Kelly, Nora Jean Bruso at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Billy Branch and Sons of the Blues at the Promontory, Chicago

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings at  Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Harry Garner Band at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama at House Pub, St. Charles

July 27-28: Sheryl Youngblood Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

July 28: Mike Ledbetter at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

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

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

Nora Jean Bruso at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Liz Mandeville at  Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Ronnie Hicks, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Danny Baron Band at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Studebaker John & The Maxwell Street Kings at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

July 28-30: PCaBLUE presents: Celebrating Buddy Guy's 82nd Birthday, a photo exhibition by Alan Winkler at Elephant Gallery, 704 S. Wabash, Chicago FREE

July 29: Billy Flynn & Friends at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Eric Noden, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Luca Chiellini at Shaw's, Chgo

Blues Jam w/ J.B. Ritchie Band at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

July 30: Mike Wheeler Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Joanna Connor, Studebaker John at House of Blues, Chgo

Guy King at SPACE, Evanston

July 31: Buddy Guy's Birthday Bash w/ Mr. Sipp, NuBlu Band, Matt Hendricks at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Dave Specter Band w/ Jimmy Johnson, Mike Wheeler at House of Blues, Chgo

Donna Herula at Shaw's, Chgo


Aug. 1: Dinah Washington Tribute w/ Alyssa Allgood at Untitled, Chicago

Smooth Hound Smith, The Suitcase Junket at SPACE, Evanston

Benefit for J.B. Ritchie w/ Earl Rosen, Harry Reinhart & more at P.S. Pub, Wheeling

Aug. 2: Chicago Wind w/ Matthew Skoller & Deitra Farr at 210 Live, Highwood

Aug. 3: Liz Mandeville at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Aug. 4: Zac Harmon, Harlan Terson Blues Quartet at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

David Bromberg Quintet at SPACE, Evanston

Aug. 8: Los Lobos at SPACE, Evanston

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

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

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

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

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

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