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EVENTS: Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows
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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

HOT SHOWS 2019
JULY
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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 3-6: American Music Festival, FitzGerald's, Berwyn.


July 4:
Willie Dixon's Birthday Bash w/ Big Lew & The Crew, 5-8 p.m., at Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation at Chess Studios, 2120 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

July 5: Victor Wainwright, Win Noll at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

The Blasters, Supersuckers, Wayne "The Train" Hancock at Brauerhouse, Lombard

Mississippi Heat, Mississippi Gabe Carter at House of Blues, Chgo

Corey Dennison Band at House Pub, St. Charles

Terrence Simien & The Zydeco Playboys at Hey Nonny, Arlington Hts.

Lurrie Bell Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Vernon Street Blues Band at Mac's on Slade, Palatine


July 5-6: Mike Wheeler Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

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

John Primer, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo


July 6: Soulshine (Allmans tribute) w/ Kevin Purcell at 210 Live, Highwood

Sheryl Youngblood, Windy City Duo at House of Blues, Chgo

Kings & Associates, Larry Wimmer Band at 210 Live, Highwood

Rodney Brown at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Big James & The Chicago Playboys at Rosa's, Chicago

Dave Specter at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville


Breezy Rodio at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Pistol Pete at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


July 7: Sheryl Youngblood at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Mary Lane & The No Static Blues Band, plus showing of Mary Lane documentary at 210 Live, Highwood

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

Ivy Ford Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Jimmy Johnson at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Shaw's, Chgo


July 8: Joe Marcinek Band, Keith Scott at House of Blues, Chgo

Corey Dennison Band, Funky MojoDaddy at Kingston Mines, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo

Brother John Kattke at Untitled, Chicago


July 9: Chicago Wind Blues Band w/ Deitra Farr at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Dave Specter
Band at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Giles Corey, Mike Wheeler Band w/ Peaches Staten at Kingston Mines, Chgo

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

Gerry Hundt at Smoke Daddy Wicker Park, Chgo


July 10: Rusty Wright at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago


Joe Marcinek at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

Rhythm Rockets at Untitled, Chicago

July 11: Morry Sochat & Special 20s at
Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

July 12: High Hat Second Line at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

July 12-13: J.W. Williams Blues Band w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Early Warnings

July 13: Smiley Tillmon Band w/ Kate Moss at The Venue, Aurora

July 14: Corky Siegel & Will Tilson, Arts & Music series outdoors, Long Grove

Blues Projam w/ Jimmy Burns, Billy Flynn, Brother John Kattke, Bob Stroger, David Sims & more at Reggie's, Chicago

July 15: Mike Wheeler Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

July 18: John Primer at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

Jon Cleary at SPACE, Evanston

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

July 20: Lurrie Bell at Lagunitas Tap Room, Chgo

July 21: 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

July 22: James Harman at SPACE, Evanston

July 23: Buddy Guy's Birthday Bash at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

July 25: Duke Tumatoe at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights

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

July 26: Nick Schnebelen at The Venue, Aurora

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

July 28: Sonny Landreth at City Winery, Chicago

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

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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