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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. 5: Moondog at Untitled, Chgo

Mike Wheeler Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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


Aug. 6: Lurrie Bell at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

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

Omar Coleman at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago


Giles Corey, Mike Wheeler at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Linsey Alexander at Shaw's, Chgo

Corey Dennison acoustic at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


Aug. 7: Annika Chambers CD release party at Rosa's, Chicago

Dave Specter at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Funky MojoDaddy at House of Blues, Chgo

Morry Sochat duo at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo


Rockin' Johnny & Chris Matheos duo at Ina Mae's, Chicago

Aug. 8: Record Row Concert series w/ Lamont Harris at Chess Studios/Blues Heaven, 2120 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

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


Joanna Connor, Vino Louden at Kingston Mines, Chgo

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

Mike Wheeler, 5:30-8:30 pm, at River Roast, Chgo

Dan Carelli at Shaw's, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

Rockin' Johnny duo at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Gerry Hundt at Taylor St. Tap, Chgo


Aug. 9: Rockin' Johnny at Acorn Coffeehouse, Wheaton

Toronzo Cannon at Joliet Historical Society, Joliet

Ron Sorin & Blue Coast Band at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

Tammy Savoy & Chris Cassello at 210 Live, Highwood

Harry Hmura Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Smiley Tilmon Band at Johnny's Blitz, Westmont


Aug. 9-10: BTS Express w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Nora Jean Bruso, Doktu Rhute Muuzic at Kingston Mines, Chgo

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


Aug. 10: Joliet Blues Festival w/ Guy King, Morry Sochat & Special 20s, Joel Paterson & Oscar Wilson, Donna Herula & Tony Nardiello, 3-10 p.m., at Limacher Park, Joliet

Jonny Lang, JJ Grey & Mofro at House of Blues, Chgo

James Armstrong, Nate Manos at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Cash Box Kings at Summer Dance in Spirit of Music Garden, Chicago

Jamiah Rogers at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo


Rhythm Rockets at Frankie's Blue Room, Naperville

Will Tilson & Bro. John Kattke, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Omar Coleman at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

Susan Williams & The Wright Groove Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


Aug. 11: Sheryl Youngblood Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Breezy Rodio, Joe Moss Band at House of Blues, Chgo

Donna Herula at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

Early Warnings

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

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


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

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


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

Liz Mandeville at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo


Flat Cats at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

Charlie Love & Jeff Stone at Tannins Wine Bar, Elmhurst

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


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

Albert Castiglia at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

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

Jack Butler's Jones at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Mike Zito at SPACE, Evanston


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

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

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

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

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


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

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