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EVENTS -- Chicago Blues Festival 2013
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30th ANNUAL

CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 2013

Rollin' Up the River

For more info, visit City of Chicago

The Chicago Blues Festival will celebrate its 30th Anniversary

with a “Rolling Up The River” theme (from Mississippi &

 Louisiana, to Memphis & St. Louis and last stop in Chicago)

 and an extra fourth night of free shows!  Tributes to Pinetop

Perkins and Delmark Records’ 60th Anniversary are also

 planned. The fest will run four consecutive nights, June 6-9,

 and three full days June 7-9. The music starts each day

 (except Thursday) at 11:15 a.m. and goes until 9:30 p.m. As

 always, admission is FREE.

 

Shemekia Copeland
Shemekia Copeland
photos: Michael Kurgansky

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

6:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.   Fernando Jones' Blues Kids of America

7:10 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.   Jamiah On Fire & The Red Machine

8 p.m. - 9 p.m.            Shemekia Copeland with special guest Quinn Sullivan

Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas
photo: Jennifer Noble

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

 Grant Park

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Dented Trucks

12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.       Toronzo Cannon

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.    Mississippi Heat

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.    Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners



Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion -The Mississippi Blues Trail with Alex Thomas, Jim O'Neal & Scott Barretta

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Terry "Harmonica" Bean

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.     Lightnin' Malcolm

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.              Bill "Howlin Madd" Perry

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.     John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band

6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.          Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith Blues Jam



Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Noon - 1 p.m.   Blues In The Schools with Stone Academy, Eric Noden, Katherine Davis

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.     Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.              Jimmy Burns Band

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Cicero Blake



Petrillo Music Shell - Headliners

6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.          Earnest "Guitar" Roy

7:05 p.m. - 8:05 p.m.     Irma Thomas

8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.     Bobby Rush and his Blues Band

 

WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY STAGE 

11:00 am - 11:45 am -- Low-Reen & the

Maxwell Street Market Band

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Jimmy Nick & Don’t

Tell Mama  

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm -- Bob Stroger & Friends                                           

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm -- Mojo Roots                                    

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm -- KoKo Taylor Celebrity

Aid Foundation w/ Joe Barr & the Soul

Purpose Band  

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm -- Smiley Tillmon Band

w/ Billy Flynn & special guests

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm -- Geneva Red & the

Original Delta Fireballs  



Otis Clay
photo: Jennifer Noble

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

 Grant Park

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Bobby Slim James

12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.        Michael Coleman and the New Back Breakers

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.     Peaches and the Groove Shakers

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Mike Avery and West Side Soul



Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion (Pinetop Perkins 100th B-Day) with Pat Morgan, Barrelhouse Chuck & Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith

1:00 p.m. - 2 p.m.          The Peterson Brothers Band

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.     Eddie Taylor, Jr.

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.              Castro Coleman

5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.     Tribute to Howlin' Wolf featuring Eddie Shaw and friends


Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Noon - 1 p.m.    Liz Mandeville and the Blue Points

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.     Khalif Wailin' Walter

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.              Holle Thee Maxwell

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Larry McCray



Petrillo Music Shell - Headliners

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.                 Ronnie Baker Brooks

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.     Otis Clay and the Platinum Band featuring Uvee Hayes

8:10 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.     Memphis Soul Revue starring The Bar-Kays with special guests Eddie Floyd and Sir Mack Rice

WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY STAGE

11:00 am - 11:45 am -- Brother Jacob Schulz

& His Blues Crew w/ Toronzo Cannon

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Fernando Jones &

Blues Kids of America

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm -- Sam Lay joins Bob

Riedy & Bob Corritore     

2:30 pm - 3:25 pm -- Matthew Curry &

The Fury

3:40 pm - 5:10 pm -- “Baker’s Dozen” Harp

Blowout hosted by Harry Garner Band

5:25 pm - 6:20 pm -- Shake ‘Em On Down:

Rick Sherry, Joel Paterson & Beau Sample

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm -- The Michael Frank &

Michael Packer Duo


James Cotton
James Cotton
photo: Dianne Dunklau

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

 Grant Park

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Willie Buck

12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.        Dave Weld & Imperial Flames

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.     Grana Louise & TroubleMaker

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Lindsey Alexander Blues Band



Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion - Delmark Records 60th with Bob Koester and Steve Wagner

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Nellie Tiger Travis

2 p.m. -  3 p.m.             Vickie Baker

3:30 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.    Big Time Sarah and Mike Wheeler Blues Band

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.              Jarekus Singleton

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.   Blues Jam Session with Jarekus Singleton



Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Noon - 12:45 p.m.         Fruteland Jackson

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.              Lurrie Bell's Chicago Blues Band

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.     John Primer Trio & Michal Prokop Trio (Czech Republic)

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Magic Slim Tribute featuring Shawn Holt & The Teardrops



Petrillo Music Shell - Headliners

5:30 p.m. -6:15 p.m.         Shirley Johnson

6:35 p.m. - 7:35 p.m.        Jimmy Johnson Band

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Chicago Blues: Old School, New Millennium

James Cotton
John Primer
Billy Branch
Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater
Lil' Ed
Deitra Farr
Demetria Taylor
Matt Skoller
Billy Flynn
Johnny Iguana
Felton Crews
Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith

WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY STAGE

11:00 am – 12:00 pm -- Black Oil Brothers

12:15 pm - 3:30 pm -- Five bands compete in 

Round 1 of the “Chicago Blues Challenge”

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm -- Kevin Purcell & the

Nightburners

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm --Tweed Funk

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm --The Bill Whitehead &

Paul Streff Duo



SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

For more info, visit City of Chicago

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