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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
JULY-AUGUST
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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

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

John Primer, Dave Herrero at House of Blues, Chgo

Mike Wheeler Band at Rosa's, Chicago

July 26-27: Billy Branch and Sons of the Blues, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, 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


Big James & The Chicago Playboys CD release party at Rosa's, Chicago

Funky MojoDaddy at Johnny's Blitz, Westmont


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

Breezy Rodio, Mike Wheeler at House of Blues, Chgo

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

July 29: Joanna Connor, Dave Specter at House of Blues, Chgo

Corey Dennison, Omar Coleman at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, Chg

Matt Hendricks at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

Ivy Ford at Untitled, Chgo


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

Andrew Diehl at Shaw's, Chgo

Corey Dennison, Guy King, Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings at House of Blues, Chgo

Giles Corey, Mike Wheeler at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Andrew Diehl & the Nightment at Shaw's, Chgo

Gerry Hundt at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chicago

July 31: Keithen Banks, Joe Moss Band at House of Blues, Chgo

Corey Dennison, Mike Wheeler at
Kingston Mines, Chgo

Mojo 49 at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville, 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

Morry Sochat & Special 20s at Untitled, Chgo


James Armstrong at Johnny's Blitz, Westmont

Aug. 3: Sonic Soul at Johnny's Blitz, Westmont

Dave Specter Band at The Venue, Aurora

Aug. 4: Lazer Lloyd at SPACE, Evanston

Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

The Big Deal at Maxwell St. Market, multi-cultural open air market w/ Low-reen & The Maxwell St. Blues Band at 10:30 a.m., 800 S. Desplaines St., Chicago
Early Warnings

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

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

Aug. 16, 17, 18: McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest w/Dave Specter Band w/ Jimmy Johnson, Joanna Connor, 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

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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