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THE GUIDE -- Blues Jams

CBG’s GUIDE TO CHICAGOLAND’S

BLUES JAMS

Copyright: May 2010, Chicago Blues Guide

 

Sundays

  

Kingston Mines

Neighborhood: North Side/New Town

Note: two stages

Host: Linsey Alexander

Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.

2548 N. Halsted, Chicago

Tel: 773-477-4646

www.kingstonmines.com

 

 

Harwood Post 5 Lounge

Neighborhood:  Far South

Hosts: T-Bird Huck Band

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

705 S. Larkin Ave. Joliet, IL

Tel: 815-725-4333

www.myspace.com/thetbirdhuckband

 

 

Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap

Neighborhood:  South Side/Hyde Park

Host: Dave Waldman & special guests

Time: 4:30 – 8 p.m.

1172 E. 55th St., Chicago

Tel: 773-643-5516

 

 

Mondays

 

Artis’s

Neighborhood: South Side/Calumet Heights

Host: Pro jam with Billy Branch when he’s in town.

1249 E. 87th St., Chicago

773-734-0491

 

 

Buddy Guy’s Legends

Neighborhood: South Loop

Hosts: Brother John or Jimmy Burns

Time: 9:30 p.m.

754 S. Wabash, Chicago

312-427-1190

www.buddyguys.com

 

 

 

Tuesdays

 

The Morseland

Neighborhood: Far North, Rogers Park

Hosts: Tom Crivellone & band

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month

Time: 8:30 – 2 a.m.

1218 W. Morse, Chicago

Tel: 773-764-8900

http://morseland.com/

 

 

The Gallery Cabaret

Neighborhood: Bucktown

Hosts: Fish & the Bluefins

Time: 10 p.m.

2020 N. Oakley, Chicago

Tel: 773-489-5471

www.gallerycabaret.com

 

 

Gabe’s Backstage Lounge

Neighborhood: North Shore suburb

Hosts: Phil Palumbo, Pat Smillie, Ari Mintz, Billy Shaffer

Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

214 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL

Tel: 847-266-1313

www.gabesbackstage.com

 

 
Windy City Inn
Neighborhood: North Side
Hosts: Mary Lane & the No Static Band
Time: 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
2257 W. Irving Park Rd.
773-588-7088
Facebook page
http://windycityinnchicago.com/

 

Wednesdays

 

B.L.U.E.S.

Neighborhood: North Side/Lincoln Park

Hosts: Pro Jam with Big Ray & Chicago’s Most Wanted

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays the month

Time: 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

2519 N. Halsted

773-528-1012

www.chicagobluesbar.com

 

 

Demma’s Bar & Grill

Neighborhood: SW suburb

Hosts: “Groovy” Gary Gray & the Madmen

Time: 9 p.m.

5805 W. 87th St., Oak Lawn, IL

Tel: 708-636-1240

 

House of Blues Back Porch Stage

Neighborhood: River North

Note: the club is located inside HOB’s restaurant, next door to the larger concert hall.

Blues ProJam: first and last Wednesday each month

329 N. Dearborn

312-923-2000

www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago/

Backporch Stage Schedule:

http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago/promo/backporchstage/

 

Jersey’s Sports Bar

Neighborhood: Avondale

Host: Steve Seitz

Time: 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

2554 W. Diversey (west of Western), Chicago

Tel: 773-360-8735

 

 

Thursdays

 

Kennedy McClain’s (formerly Catcher’s)

Neighborhood: South Side

Host: “The Hot Dog Jam” with Robert Pasenko who offers free hot dogs.

Time:  9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

901 W. 35th St., Chicago

Tel: (773)-869-9411

 

 

Rosa’s Lounge

Neighborhood: West Side

Hosts: James Wheeler, Ariyo, Tony Mangiullo, Harlan Terson

Time: 9:30 p.m – 2 a.m.

3420 W. Armitage, Chicago

773-342-0452

www.rosaslounge.com

 

 

 

Harlem Avenue Lounge

Neighborhood: Near West Suburb

Hosts: Alternates between Mike Wheeler, Toronzo Cannon, Joe Moss & more

Time: 8:30 p.m.

3701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn, IL

708-484-3610

www.harlemavenuelounge.com

  

 

Zachary’s

Neighborhood: Jefferson Park

Host: “The Madman Jam” with Scott “Madman” Madden

Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

5368 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

Tel: 773- 792-0933

 

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