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EVENTS: Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows
WGLT Highway 309
Crossroads Blues Fest 2019
John Primer, Nick Moss, Rev. Raven, Chris O'Leary & more
Peoria Blues Fest


HOT SHOWS 2019
AUG. -SEPT.
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. 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

Robben Ford at Arcada Theater, St. Charles

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

Robert Cray at Arcada Theater, St. Charles

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

Laith Al Saadi at City Winery, Chicago

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

Keb' Mo' at North Shore Center for Performing Arts, Skokie

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. 15: 7th Annual Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony w/ Mike Wheeler Band, Mary Lane, Johnny Rawls, Vino Louden, Charles Wilson, Vern "Sticks" Taylor, Dion Payton, Calvin "Skip" Gaskin, Paul Richmond, Joe Barr, Frank "Scrap Iron" Robinson, Greg Easterling & more at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

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