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EVENTS -- Chicago Blues Fest 2011

CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 2011

June 10 - 12

Grant Park, Chicago, IL

Sweet Home Chicago: A Centennial of Robert Johnson

The world's largest FREE Blues Festival!

June 10, 2011

(schedule is subject to change) 

Hubert Sumlin
Hubert Sumlin/photo: Michael Kurgansky

Windy City Blues Society Street Stage

  • 11:00 am  to 12:00 – Steepwater Band
  • 12:20 to 1:20 – Will Jacobs & Dirty Deal
  • 1:40 to 2:40 – Joe Moss Band
  • 3:00 to 4:00 – JB Ritchie
  • 4:20 to 5:20 – Bob Riedy, Bob Corritore, Sam Lay
  • 5:40 to 6:40 – Kilborn Alley Blues Band

 

Crossroads Stage

  • 11:00 am - Guy King and his Little Big Band
  • 12:45 pm - Eric Guitar Davis and the Troublemakers
  • 2:30 pm - Holle Thee Maxwell
  • 4:15 pm - The Rockin’ Johnny Band featuring Smiley Tillman and Mary Lane

 

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

  • 11:30 am - Panel Discussion of Robert Johnson w/ Steven Johnson (family of Robert Johnson)
  • 12:30 pm - Howlin’ Wolf Birthday Celebration panel discussion with Richard Shurman, Bettye Kelly, Barbra Marks & Hubert Sumlin
  • 1:30 pm - Chris Gill & Derrick Martin
  • 3:00 pm - Nora Jean Bruso
  • 4:30 pm - James “Super Chikan” Johnson
  • 6:00 pm -  Festival Jam Session w/ Fernando Jones Band

 

Front Porch Stage

  • 1:00 pm - Blues in the Schools: Stone Academy w/ Eric Noden, Katherine Davis and Erwin Helfer
  • 2:15 pm - Erwin Helfer Band featuring Katherine Davis
  • 3:35 pm - Rocky Lawrence
  • 4:45 pm - "Sanctified Grumblers"

 

Petrillo Music Shell

  • 6:15 pm - Eddie Cotton
  • 8:00 pm - Tribute to Robert Johnson: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Rick Sherry, Rocky Lawrence, Hubert Sumlin and Duwayne Burnside Band

 

June 11, 2011

Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson/photo: Jennifer Wheeler

Windy City Blues Society Street Stage

  • 11:00 am  to 12:00 – Jamiah “On Fire” & The Red Machine
  • 12:20 to 1:20 – Christopher Walz
  • 1:40 to 2:40 – Charles “Delta Blues Hog” Hayes
  • 3:00 to 4:00 – Lurrie Bell (acoustic) w/ Kenny Smith
  • 4:20 to 5:20 – Nick Moss & the Fliptops w/Curtis Salgado
  • 5:40 to 6:40 – Rob Blaine’s Big Otis Blues w/Peaches Staten

 

Crossroads Stage

  • 11:00 am -  Ronnie Hicks & Masheen Company Band w/ Bob Jones, Cicero Blake, Brown Sugar & Jessie
  • 12:45 pm - Dave Herrero and the Hero Brothers Band
  • 2:30 pm -  Duwayne Burnside Band
  • 4:15 pm - George Stancell and Band w/ Willie Buck

 

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

  • 11:30 am - Panel Discussion of the Mississippi Blues Trail: Jim O’Neal, Rip Daniels and Alex Thomas
  • 1:00 pm - Jarekus Singleton
  • 2:30 pm - Dexter Allen
  • 4:00 pm - Zac Harmon
  • 5:30 pm - Mississippi Jam Session featuring Dexter Allen

 

Front Porch Stage

  • 1:00 pm - Fernando Jones and The Blues Kids of America
  • 2:15 pm - Fruteland Jackson
  • 3:30 pm - Sam Lay Blues Band
  • 4:45 pm - Tribute to Pinetop Perkins featuring Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Friends

 

Petrillo Music Shell

  • 6:00 pm - Dave Specter Band featuring special guest Jimmy Johnson
  • 7:15 pm - Carl Weathersby Blues Band
  • 8:30 pm - Billy Branch and The Sons of Blues & Friends

 

June 12, 2011

Lonnie Brooks
Lonnie Brooks/ photo: Jennifer Wheeler

Windy City Blues Society Street Stage

  • 11:00 am  to 12:00 – Fernando Jones & Friends
  • 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 – Eric “Guitar Davis
  • 1:40 to 2:40 – Cashbox Kings
  • 3:00 to 4:00 – Willie “Big Eyes” Smith
  • 4:20 to 5:20 – Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings
  • 5:40 to 6:40 – Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express

 

Crossroads Stage

  • 11:00 am - Jarekus Singleton
  • 12:45 pm - Rob Blaine’s Big Otis Blues

 

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

  • 11:30 am - Q & A Panel w/ Bruce Iglauer and Richard Shurman celebrating 40th Anniversary of Alligator Records
  • 12:30 pm - Ben Wiley Payton
  • 2:00 pm - The Jimmy Burns Band
  • 3:30 pm - Nellie “Tiger” Travis
  • 5:00 pm - Festival Jam featuring Kenny Smith

 

Front Porch Stage

  • 1:00 pm - Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
  • 2:15 pm - Memphis Gold
  • 3:30 pm - Mud Morganfield Band
  • 4:45 pm - John Primer

 

Petrillo Music Shell

  • 6:00 pm - Shemekia Copeland
  • 7:30 - Lonnie Brooks with guests Michael “Iron Man” Burks, Rick Estrin, Ann Rabson and Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater: 40th Anniversary of Alligator Records

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