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EVENTS: Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows
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McHenry Blues Fest 2019
Dave Specter Band w/special guest Jimmy Johnson, Joanna Connor, Corey Dennison, Demetria Taylor, Ivy Ford, Jimmy Nick, Kevin Purcell & more

HOT SHOWS 2019
APRIL-MAY
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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

April 24: Otis Rush Birthday Tribute w/ Curtis Salgado, Janiva Magness, Jimmy Johnson, Mike Welch, Billy Flynn, Bob Levis, Billy Prewitt, Brother John Kattke, Big Ray Stewart, Harlan Terson, Dave Specter, Ariyo, Willie Henderson Horns at SPACE, Evanston

Michael Bloom & The Blues Prophecy w/ Mary Lane at Rosa's, Chicago

April 25: Nick Moss Band w/ Jason Ricci at Hey Nonny, Arlington Hts.

Luke Pytel Blues Band w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Linsey Alexander at B.L.U.E.S (on Halsted), Chicago

Tom Holland, Corey Dennison at House of Blues, Chgo

Joanna Connor, Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Kingston Mines, Chgo

April 26: Liz Mandeville w/ Andre Taylor at  Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Jimmy Burns at B.L.U.E.S (on Halsted), Chicago

Corey Dennison, Dave Herrero at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Studebaker John & The Hawks at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

April 26-27: Chicago Wind Blues Band w/ Deitra Farr & Matthew Skoller at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Vance Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band at Rosa's, Chicago

April 26-May 5: Germany Week in Chicago w/ Tribute to American Folk Blues Festivals. April 27: Original Chicago Blues All-Stars, Frank Muschalle (boogie woogie piano), Fernando Jones' Blues Kids.

Exhibits, films, food, beer & wine, concerts, talks at Daley Plaza, Chicago

April 27: Lurrie Bell at B.L.U.E.S (on Halsted), Chicago

Demetria Taylor, Red Sugar Blues at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Dave Herrero, Sheryl Youngblood at House of Blues, Chgo

Brother John Kattke at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Smiley Tillmon Band w/ Kate Moss at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Jimmy Burns, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Donna Herula Blues Band at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Original Chicago Blues All-Stars at Untitled, Chgo

Mike Wheeler Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Sirens Records Blues & Gospel Show w/ Pastor Donald Gay, Elsa Harris, Erwin Helfer at Old Town School, Chicago

 Danny Baron Band at Jimmy's Charhouse, Elk Grove

Dawn O'Keefe Williams & The Lucky Dogs at The Toad Stool Pub, Highwood

April 28: Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues at SPACE, Evanston

Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Nigel Mack, Melody Angel at House of Blues, Chgo

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Tom Holland, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Mary Flower at Old Town School, Chicago

April 29: Mike Wheeler Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Joanna Connor, Luke Pytel at House of Blues, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Ivy Ford at Untitled, Chgo

April 30: Sheryl Youngblood Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Corey Dennison at House of Blues, Chgo

Gerry Hundt at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Jimmy Burns at Shaw's, Chicago

May 1: Little Walter Birthday Tribute & Fundraiser w/ Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Burns, Corky Siegel, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson, Wayne Baker Brooks, Matthew Skoller, Odie Payne, Nellie Travis, Anne Harris, Peaches Staten, Jamiah Rogers, Russ Green, Mary Lane, Mae Koen, Dan Carelli, Doktu Rhute Muuzic & many more!

Sanctified Grumblers at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

May 2: Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Hey Nonny, Arlington Hts.

Friends Band w/ Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith at Shaw's, Chicago

Paul Thorn at SPACE, Evanston

May 3: Dee Dee Bridgewater & Memphis SoulSymphony at The Mac, College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn

Rico (Santana Tribute) and Soulshine (Allmans Tribute) at 210 Live, Highwood

Marty "Big Dog" Mercer at Johnny's Blitz, Westmont

The Kingsnakes at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

May 3-4: Mike Wheeler Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

May 4: Crossroads Blues Society 25th Anniversary Party w/ Ivy Ford Band, Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama, Hal Reed and Mississippi Journey, 3-9 p.m., at Timber Lake Playhouse, Mt. Carroll, IL

Pistol Pete Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Covington Groove at House Pub, St. Charles

May 5: Chicago Wind Blues Band w/ Matthew Skoller & Deitra Farr at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Billy Flynn at Shaw's, Chicago

May 7: John Primer at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Joe Filisko's Harmonica Party at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Dan Carelli at Shaw's, Chicago

May 8: EP release party w/ Jack Butlers Jones, 7-9 p.m., at Harrigan's Irish Pub, Chicago

May 10: John Primer at Woodstock Opera House, Woodstock, IL

May 11: Alligator Records CD release party w/ Cash Box Kings at SPACE, Evanston

May 13: Kirk Fletcher at SPACE, Evanston

May 15: David Bromberg at City Winery, Chicago

May 16: Mud Morganfield at City Winery, Chicago

Charlie Parr at Lincoln Hall, Chicago

May 17: Albert Castiglia at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

May 19: Anthony Gomes at Broken Oar, Port Barrington, IL

May 20: Joanne Shaw Taylor at City Winery, Chicago

May 23: Guitar Shorty, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Tailgaters, Bolingbrook

May 25: Nick Moss Band at SPACE, Evanston

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at City Winery, Chicago

May 30: Elvin Bishop at City Winery, Chicago

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