blues-magic-banner
                                   Your Complete Guide to the Chicago Blues Scene
HOME
ABOUT

THE GUIDE

clubs
bands
radio shows
record labels
links

EVENTS
NEWS
FEATURES

REVIEWS
CD
DVD
Live Shows
CONTACT
 
Windy City Blues ad
EVENTS: Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows
WGLT Highway 309
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
Crossroads Blues Fest 2019
John Primer, Nick Moss, Rev. Raven, Chris O'Leary & more
Peoria Blues Fest


HOT SHOWS 2019
AUGUST
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

Aug. 12: Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Aug. 13: Lauren Mitchell at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Corey Dennison, Guy King at House of Blues, Chgo

Gerry Hundt at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

Andrew Diehl at Shaw's, Chgo

Studebaker John solo at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


Aug. 13-14: Dave Mason at City Winery, Chicago


Aug. 14: Mato Nanji & Indigenous at SPACE, Evanston

Win Noll & The Rockin' Souls at Rosa's, Chicago

Rhythm Rockets at Untitled, Chicago



Aug. 15: Pistol Pete at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Dave Herrero, Corey Dennison at House of Blues, Chgo

Joanna Connor, Anji's Top Dollar at Kingston Mines, Chgo


Original Chicago Blues All-Stars at Motor Row Brewing, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago


Aug. 16: Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers at City Winery, Chicago


Sugaray Rayford, Robert Fetzer at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at  B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Liz Mandeville at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo


Flat Cats at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

John Primer & The Real Deal at Rosa's, Chicago

Dave Specter at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Giles Corey Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Charlie Love & Jeff Stone at Tannins Wine Bar, Elmhurst

Glenwood Ave. Arts Fest w/ Lynne Jordan, Mary Lane, Win Noll, Carlise Guy & NuBlu Band at Rogers Park, Chicago

Aug. 16-17: Woodstock 50 Celebration Festival at The Venue, Aurora
16: Tributes to Joe Cocker, CSN&Y, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone
17: Joni Mitchell, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Country Joe & the Fish, Joan Baez, The Band, The Who, Mountain, Arlo Guthrie, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ten Years After, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix

Little Bear Ribfest w/ Kenny Neal, The Blues Beatles, Donna Herula, Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning at Vernon Hills, IL

Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Nora Jean Bruso, Vance Kelly at Kingston Mines, Chgo



Aug. 16, 17, 18: McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest w/Dave Specter Band w/ Jimmy Johnson, Corey Dennison, Demetria Taylor, Kevin Purcell, Ivy Ford, Jimmy Nick & more at Peterson Park, McHenry, IL

Aug. 17: Blues & Brews on 66 w/ Anthony Gomes, Harper & The Midwest Kind, Funky MojoDaddy, The HepKats. FREE, at downtown Joliet

Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, Joe Lewis at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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


Albert Castiglia at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

Anne Harris & Dave Herrero, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Jason Ricci & JJ Appleton at Rosa's, Chicago

Chicago Blues Angels at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

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


Aug. 18: Sheryl Youngblood Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

Mississippi Gabe Carter at House of Blues, Chgo

Friends Band w/ Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo


Aug. 19: Nigel Mack, Joe Marcinek Band House of Blues, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo


Aug. 20: Chicago Wind Blues Band w/ Deitra Farr & Matt Skoller at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Aug. 21: Tom Holland, Luca Chiellini at  House of Blues, Chgo

Susan Williams & The Wright Groove Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Omar Coleman duo at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Aug. 22: Corey Dennison at House of Blues, Chgo

Joanna Connor, John Primer & The Real Deal at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Original Chicago Blues All-Stars at Motor Row Brewing, Chgo

Nick Moss duo at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

Tracee Adams at Record Row summer series at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago


Aug. 23: Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Arcada Theater, St. Charles

Jack Butler's Jones at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Mike Zito at SPACE, Evanston

Mary Lane at Rosa's, Chicago

Breezy Rodio at Untitled, Chicago

Willie Buck at Johnny's Blitz, Westmont

Nick Bell Band at Mac's on Slade, Palatine


Aug. 23-24: Sheryl Youngblood Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, Nora Jean Bruso, Doktu Rhute Muuzic at
Kingston Mines, Chgo

August 24: Crossroads Blues Fest w/ John Primer & Steve Bell, Nick Moss Band w/ Dennis Gruenling, Rev. Raven & The Chainsmokin' Altar Boy w/ Westside Andy, Chris O'Leary, Blues Disciples & more at Lyran Park, Rockford, IL

Brother John Kattke, Chicago Blues Angels at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Tom Holland, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Rico McFarland at Rosa's, Chicago

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

Chris O'Leary Band at Untitled, Chicago

Danny Baron Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Johnny's Blitz, Westmont


A Night at the Cotton Club w/ Willie Henderson's Big Bad Blues Band & guests at Watra Nightclub, 4758 S. Pulaski, Chicago

Aug. 25: Vino Louden at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Eric Noden, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo


Aug. 26: Mike Wheeler Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Dave Specter, Joanna Connor at House of Blues, Chgo

Marty Sammon at Untitled, Chicago

Aug. 27: Eric Noden at Shaw's, Chgo


Aug. 28: Lurrie Bell & Dan Carelli at Rosa's, Chicago

Tom Holland at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago


Aug. 29: Cash Box Kings at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Joanna Connor, Nora Jean Bruso at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Original Chicago Blues All-Stars at Motor Row Brewing, Chgo

Mojo 49 duo at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

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

Soulshine: Allman Bros. Tribute at Arcada Theater, St. Charles

Louisiana Al at Record Row summer series at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago

Aug. 30: J.W. Williams & The Chi-town Hustlers w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Mississippi Gabe Carter, Chicago R&B Kings at House of Blues, Chgo

Kilborn Alley Blues Band at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Breezy Rodio at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

Will Tilson at Untitled, Chicago

Miles Minor Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Downtown Charlie Brown Trio at

Johnny's Blitz, Westmont

Aug. 30-31: Peoria Blues & Heritage Fest w/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Here Comes The Mummies, Laith Al-Saadi, Melvin Seals & John Kadlecik and more, Peoria, IL

Larry McCray, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Carl Weathersby at Rosa's, Chicago

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Paramount Music Fest w/ The Jimmys, Alex Wilson Band, Rev. Raven & The Chain Smoking Altar Boys w/ Westside Andy, Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo and more at Veteran's Park, Port Washington, WI

Aug. 31: J.W. Williams & The Chi-town Hustlers w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Big James & The Chicago Playboys CD release party at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Dave Herrero, Mississippi Heat at House of Blues, Chgo

Andrew Diehl & the Nightmen at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Brian Lupo Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Early Warnings

Sept. 1: Anthony Gomes at Broken Oar, Port Barrington

Sept. 3: Bluesday Tuesday w/ Joanna Connor at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Sept. 5: Charlie Love & The Silky Smooth Blues Band at Record Row summer series at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago

Robert Kimbrough, Sr. Blues Connection, Goin' Down South at The Venue, Aurora


Sept. 6: Buddy Guy at Arcada Theater, St. Charles

Sept. 12: John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band w/ Bob Corritore at Record Row summer series at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago

Sept. 13: Honey Island Swamp Band at SPACE, Evanston

Sept. 14: Jimmy Johnson, plus blues photo exhibit opening, This Bucket Ain't For Ice, by Eric Kriesant at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven/Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan, Chicago

Sept. 13: Keb' Mo' at North Shore Center for Performing Arts, Skokie

Sept. 19: Cedric Burnside at SPACE, Evanston

Sept. 20: Ronnie Baker Brooks at City Winery, Chicago

Sept. 23: Joanna Connor at SPACE, Evanston

Sept. 26: Corey Dennison Band at
Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

Sept. 27-28: The Record Company at House of Blues, Chgo

Sept. 30: Toronzo Cannon CD release party at City Winery, Chicago

Visit our CLUB listings for more info.

####
Momo Mama Blue Chicago
Blue Chicago
536 N. Clark
Chicago, IL
Get the party started!
Grana Louise flip photo
Book a blues band & more with Cain's Music Connection
rambler.jpg lynnejordan.jpgLynne Jordan