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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
JUNE - JULY
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
Joseph Morganfield

June 29:
Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, Joseph Mojo Morganfield &The Mannish Boyz at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

June 30 - July 1:
Broad Street Blues & BBQ Fest, Griffith, IN
Sat: Joseph Mojo Morganfield & The Mannish Boyz, Susan Williams Band, Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama, John Primer, Billy Branch & more.

Joseph Mojo Morganfield/ photo: Connie Carroll

June 26: Eric Noden at Shaw's, Chicago

Morry Sochat & Special 20s at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

June 27: Little Walter Tribute w/ Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, Sam Lay, Lurrie Bell, Corky Siegel, Tail Dragger, Wayne Baker Brooks, Omar Coleman, Breezy Rodio, Nigel Mack, Alex Wilson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Breezy Rodio, Keithen Banks at House of Blues, Chgo

Lurrie Bell Unplugged at Rosa's, Chicago

June 28:

The Blues in Black & White, a photo exhibit of Chicago Blues in the ‘70s-‘80s by noted concert photographer Kirk West runs through June 28 at Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven/ Chess Studios at 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago. Open Tues-Sat, Noon-4 p.m. Phone: 312-808-1286.

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

Joanna Connor at House of Blues, Chgo

Mike Wheeler, Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Omar Coleman at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, Chicago

 Smiley Tillmon, after work set 5:30- 8:30, at River Roast, Chgo

The Flat Cats at 210 Live, Highwood


June 29: Mike Zito Band at Beer Geeks, Highland, IN

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

Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, Mojo Morganfield &The Mannish Boyz at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Guy King, Mike Wheeler at House of Blues, Chgo

Linsey Alexander at Mom's Place, Chicago

Gerald McClendon at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Lurrie Bell Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Tom Holland, Dave Specter at Smoke Daddy (Wrigleyville), Chgo

Breezy Rodio at Untitled, Chgo

Scott Tipping at House Pub, St. Charles

Cash Box Kings at California Clipper, Chgo

Harry Garner Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


June 29-30: Chicago Wind Blues Band w/ Deitra Farr & Matthew Skoller at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago


June 30: Nick Moss Band CD release party at SPACE, Evanston

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

Danny Baron Band at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Corey Dennison at Mom's Place, Chicago

Barbara Clifford & The Shakin' Tailfeathers at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Jimmy Burns at Rosa's, Chicago

Dave Specter at Smoke Daddy (Wicker Park), Chicago

Breezy Rodio, Cash Box Kings, Mary Lane at Smoke Daddy (Wrigleyville), Chgo

Nigel Mack & Blues Attack at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


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) & Red Volkaert, 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
EARLY WARNINGS

July 7: Eilen Jewel at SPACE, Evanston

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

July 10: Joanna Connor at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

July 25: Jimmie Vaughan at SPACE, Evanston

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