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EVENTS: Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows
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McHenry Blues Fest 2019
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HOT SHOWS 2019
JULY
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HOT SHOWS

July 17: Corey Dennison, Mz. Peaches at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Lurrie Bell & Dan Carelli (acoustic) at Rosa's, Chicago


July 18: John Primer at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

Jon Cleary at SPACE, Evanston

Breezy Rodio at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Nick Moss Band, Dave Herrero at House of Blues, Chgo

Mississippi Heat at Shaw's, Chgo

Lurrie Bell & Dan Carelli at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo

July 19: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Popa Chubby, Scott Nev at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Demetria Taylor & Her Bad Boyz at B.L.U.ES. (on Halsted), Chicago

Dave Specter Band at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Joe Moss Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


July 19-20: BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Big James & The Chicago Playboys, Vance Kelly Kingston Mines, Chgo

Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, CD Party, at Rosa's, Chicago


July 20: Lurrie Bell at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band w/ Bill Dickens at B.L.U.ES. (on Halsted), Chicago

Marty Sammon, Ross Osteen at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Brother John Kattke, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

The Black Cabrettas at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Dave Specter at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

Deb Seitz Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


July 21: Wheels of Soul Tour: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Blackberry Smoke, Shovels & Rope at RiverEdge Park, Aurora

Woodstock Folk Festival w/ Scott Ainslie, Anne Hills, The LeftOvers, Windborne, Zoe Mulford, Joe Crookston & more, Woodstock, IL

Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

51 Lincoln Band, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

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

Gerry Hundt at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chgo


July 22: James Harman at SPACE, Evanston

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

Joanna Connor, Joe Marcinek at House of Blues, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago


July 23: Buddy Guy's Birthday Bash w/ Sheryl Youngblood, NuBlu Band, Matt Hendricks at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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

Corey Dennison, Guy King at House of Blues, Chgo

Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers at Starlight Concerts in the Park, Evanston

July 24: Jimmy Johnson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers at EvenFlow, Geneva


Early Warnings

July 25: Duke Tumatoe at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band at SPACE, Evanston

Anne Harris & Dave Herrero, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at  River Roast, Chgo

Ghost Town Blues Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

July 26: Mississippi Heat, Alex Wilson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Jamiah Rogers Blues Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Luke Pytel Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Jimmy Burns at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo


July 27: Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks at SPACE, Evanston

Toronzo Cannon, Rick King's Royal Hustle at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers at Frankie's Blue Room, Naperville

Ron Sorin & The Blue Coast Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Sheryl Youngblood Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Peaches Staten at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo


July 28: Sonny Landreth at City Winery, Chicago

Cash Box Kings at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Sheryl Youngblood Blues Band at Blue Chicago, Chicago

July 30: Joe Filisko's Harmonica Party at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Andrew Diehl at Shaw's, Chgo


Aug. 1: Chicago Plays The Stones w/ Billy Branch, Ronnie Baker Brooks, John Primer, Jimmy Burns, Omar Coleman & more at College of DuPage's Lakeside Pavilion, Glen Ellyn, FREE

Aug. 2: Bernard Allison at SPACE, Evanston

Aug. 4: Lazer Lloyd at SPACE, Evanston

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

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

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

Rhythm Rockets at Frankie's Blue Room, Naperville

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

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


Flat Cats at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

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

Albert Castiglia at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

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

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


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