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HOT SHOWS 2019
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

May 13: Kirk Fletcher at SPACE, Evanston

Joanna Connor, Joe Marcinek Band at House of Blues, Chgo

May 14: Luke Pytel Blues Band w/ Claudette Miller at Blue Chicago, Chicago

May 15: David Bromberg at City Winery, Chicago

Russ Green at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

May 16: Mud Morganfield at Hey Nonny, Arlington Hts

Jimmy Johnson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Tom Holland, Corey Dennison at House of Blues, Chgo

John Primer, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Live recording for Delmark Records w/ Linsey Alexander at Rosa's, Chicago

Mississippi Heat at Shaw's, Chgo

Mike Wheeler at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Soulshine w/ Kevin Purcell at 210 Live, Highwood

Charlie Parr at Lincoln Hall, Chicago

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

Mike Wheeler at House of Blues, Chgo

Lurrie Bell at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Live recording for Delmark Records w/ Linsey Alexander at Rosa's, Chicago

Chicago Blues Angels at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Dave Specter at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville

Giles Corey Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Nick Bell Band at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Corey Dennison at House Pub, St. Charles

May 17-18: John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Joanna Connor Band, Nora Jean Bruso at Kingston Mines, Chgo

May 18: Guy King, Blue Olives at House of Blues, Chgo

Smiley Tillmon at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Andrew Diehl & The Nightmen at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Lucca Kiella, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Mike Wheeler Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Mojo 49 at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Desperate Bastards w/ Mike Church & Rob Anderlik at House Pub, St. Charles

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

Blues Projam & Crawfish Boil w/ Tom Holland, Bob Stroger, Omar Coleman, Dave Katzman, Brother John, David Sims at Reggie's, Chicago

Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Ronnie Hicks at B.L.U.E.S (on Halsted), Chicago

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

May 20: Joanne Shaw Taylor at City Winery, Chicago

Joanna Connor at House of Blues, Chgo

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville

John Primer & Steve Bell at Untitled, Chgo

May 21: Sheryl Youngblood Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Guy King, Luca Chiellini at House of Blues, Chgo

Friends Band w/ Kenny Smith at Shaw's, Chgo

 May 22: Alligator Records CD release party w/ Cash Box Kings at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Joe Marcinek at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

John Primer at Rosa's, Chicago

Lorrie Kountz Band w/ Nick Bell at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

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

Chicago R&B Kings at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Tom Holland, Mike Wheeler Band at House of Blues, Chgo

Joanna Connor, Rico McFarland at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Andrew Diehl at Shaw's, Chgo

Taylor Streiff (from Nick Moss Band) at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville

May 24: Guy King's Little Big Band at B.L.U.E.S (on Halsted), Chicago

Dave Herrero, Sheryl Youngblood at House of Blues, Chgo

Linsey Alexander at Mom's Place, Chgo

Studebaker John & The Hawks at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Omar Coleman at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Al Spears Hurricane Project at Johnny's Blitz, Westmont

Darren Jay & Delta Souls at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Nick Bell Band at House Pub, St. Charles

Nellie Tiger Travis, Donna Herula & Harlan Terson, Jessi Terrell at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

May 24-25: J.W. Williams & The Chi-town Hustlers w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Joanna Connor, Shawn Holt & The Teardrops at Kingston Mines, Chgo

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

May 25: Nick Moss Band at SPACE, Evanston

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at City Winery, Chicago

Corey Dennison at Mom's Place, Chgo

Funky MojoDaddy at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Dave Herrero, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville

Howard & The White Boys at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Blues Band at Johnny's Blitz, Westmont

May 26: Chicago Wind Blues Band w/ Matt Skoller & Deitra Farr at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Mz. Reese at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Omar Coleman Duo at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville

May 27: Mike Wheeler Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

May 28: Omar Coleman at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Guy King at House of Blues, Chgo

Eric Noden at Shaw's, Chgo

Gerry Hundt at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

May 29: Yoko Noge & Osaka Blues Women Band from Japan at Rosa's, Chicago

Tom Holland at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Chicago Blues Angels at Blarney Stone Pub, Oak Forest

May 30: Elvin Bishop at City Winery, Chicago

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

Laura Rain at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

Morry Sochat & Special 20s at Shaw's, Chgo

Mike Wheeler at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville

May 31: Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Vino Louden at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Dave Herrero, Mike Wheeler Band at House of Blues, Chgo

Mississippi Heat at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Corey Dennison Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Donna Herula at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Jamiah Rogers Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Sweet Diezel Jenkins at Johnny's Blitz, Westmont

Chicago Blues Angels at Main Street Pub, St. Charles

EARLY WARNINGS

June 1: Joe Moss Band, Reggie King at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

June 4: Wayne Baker Brooks at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

June 6: WXRT Bluesbreakers live broadcast w/ hosts Tom Marker & Shemekia Copeland. Free live show w/ Kinsey Report & Cash Box Kings at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

June 7: Guy King, Chris Cain, Corey Dennison, Randy Johnson, Harmonica Hinds & more at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

June 7-9: Chicago Blues Fest at Millennium Park, Chicago
Visit our CLUB listings for more info.

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