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EVENTS -- Chicago Blues Fest 2015
Annual Chicago Blues Fest Blues Brunch -- June 14
 live show w/ Mississippi Heat, Dave Specter, Rockin' Johnny, Tail Dragger & the Delmark All-Stars,10 a.m.- Noon FREE at Jazz Record Mart
Delmark Record Store Day 2015
 Trombone Shorty, Mavis Staples, Otis Taylor, North Mississippi Allstars & More
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CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 2015 CELEBRATES 32 YEARS
 

Headliners include: Buddy Guy, Syl Johnson, Clarence Carter, Muddy Waters Tribute & more!


The largest FREE blues festival in the world will celebrate its 32nd Anniversary in Chicago's Grant Park for three days and nights on June 12, 13 & 14, 2015, from 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Here is the lineup.

For more info on the fest, CLICK HERE

CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 2015

SCHEDULE
(subject to change)

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

Syl Johnson
Syl Johnson

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

6 p.m. Zora Young

7:05 p.m. Clarence Carter

8:25 p.m. Syl Johnson

BUD LIGHT CROSSROADS STAGE

11:15 a.m. Quintus McCormick

12:45 p.m. Mary Lane

2:30 p.m. Charlie Love

4:15 p.m. Nellie Tiger Travis

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI RHYTHM & BLUES STAGE

11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion with Richard Shurman – “100 Years of Blues Greatness: Honoring Distinguished Centennials”

1:00 p.m. Scott Albert Johnson

2:30 p.m. JJ Thames

4 p.m. John Primer

5:30 p.m. Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith Jam Session

PEPSI FRONT PORCH STAGE

Noon: Blues In The Schools with Stone Academy, Eric Noden, Katherine Davis

1:30 p.m. Studebaker John and the Maxwell Street Kings

3 p.m. Andy T. and Nick Nixon Band

4:30 p.m. Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

Buddy Guy at Bluestock by Dianne
Buddy Guy/ photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

5:30 p.m. Toronzo Cannon

6:30 p.m. Shemekia Copeland subs for Taj Mahal who sadly had to cancel

8:05 p.m. Buddy Guy

BUD LIGHT CROSSROADS STAGE
“The Next Generation”

11:15 a.m. Jamiah On Fire and the Red Machine

12:45 p.m. Marquise Knox

2:30 p.m. Jarekus Singleton

4:15 p.m. Shawn Holt & The Tear Drops

JACKSON MISSISSIPPI RHYTHM AND BLUES STAGE

11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion – “Essence of Soul Blues: with Alex Thomas and Johnny Rawls

1 p.m. The House Rockers

2:30 p.m. Vickie Baker

4 p.m. Johnny Rawls

5:30 p.m. Jam Session

PEPSI FRONT PORCH STAGE

Noon: Austin Walk’n Cane

1:30 p.m. Lurrie Bell

3 p.m. Paul Oscher Trio

4:30 p.m. Cash Box Kings

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

5:00 p.m. Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues with special guest Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater

6:20 p.m. Willie Dixon Centennial Tribute featuring Billy Branch, Keshia Dixon, Tomiko Dixon, Bobby Dixon, Freddie Dixon, Alex Dixon, Cash McCall, Sugar Blue, John Watkins and Andrew Blaze Thomas

8:05 p.m. Muddy Water’s Centennial Tribute featuring Bob Margolin, Mud Morganfield, Big Bill Morganfield, John Primer, Rick Kreher, Bob Stroger, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, E.G. McDaniel, Barrelhouse Chuck, Jerry Portnoy and Paul Oscher

BUD LIGHT CROSSROADS STAGE

11:15 a.m. Chick Rodgers

12:45 p.m. Holle Thee Maxwell

2:30 p.m. Blues Shaking the Fields

4:15 p.m. John Nemeth

JACKSON MISSISSIPPI RHYTHM AND BLUES STAGE

11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion- Muddy Waters & Willie Dixon

1 p.m. Tawanna Shaunte

2:30 p.m. Tonya Boyd Cannon

4 p.m. Patrice Moncell

5:30 p.m. Blues Jam Session with Dexter Allen

PEPSI FRONT PORCH STAGE
Celebrating Centennials 1915-2015 – Brownie McGhee, Honeyboy Edwards, Johnny Shines & Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Noon – 1 p.m.  Celebrating Centennials of 1915 -2015: a Round Robin with Bill Sims, Jr. (Tribute to Brownie McGhee); Paul Kaye (Tribute to David “Honeyboy” Edwards); and Donna Herula (Tribute to Johnny Shines & Sister Rosetta Tharpe).

1:30 p.m. Paul Kaye Trio

3 p.m. M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio

4:30 p.m. Heritage Blues Orchestra Quartet

WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY

STREET STAGE

Please note: The WCBS Street Stage is known for booking some of the fest’s hottest acts. None of them are paid and many travel from out of state to perform for us. The blues society has traditionally passed a tip jar during the shows to help out the musicians with their expenses. Since passing the hat has been banned this year, please consider dropping a donation into this virtual tip jar to help out the hard working musicians who are entertaining you.  CLICK HERE:

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

11 – 11:45am

Will Tillson Band

Noon – 12:50pm

Jade Maze Blues Band

1 – 2:15pm

Low-reen & the Maxwell St. Market All-Star Jam

2:30 – 3:30pm

Mary Lane’s No Static Blues Band

3:45 – 5pm

Honeyboy Edward’s 100th Birthday Tribute

5:15 – 6:15pm

Tyrannosaurus Chicken

6:30 – 7:30pm

Geneva Red & the Original Delta Fireballs

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

11 – 11:45am

Nap Tabion

12 – 1pm

Altered Five Blues Band

1:15 – 2:15pm

Gerald McClendon Band (aka “The Soulkeeper”)

2:30 – 3:30pm

The 3 Bobs: Margolin, Corritore & Stroger

3:45 – 5:00pm

Frank Bang’s Secret Stash w/ special guests

5:15 – 6:15pm

Blues Doctors – Adam Gussow & Alan Gross

6:30 – 7:30pm

Jim Liban and Joel Paterson

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

11 – 11:40am

Mz. Peachez & Her Casanovas w/ Killer Ray Allison

11:50am – 12:45pm

Willie Buck’s Right Sound Blues Band

1 – 2:20pm

Bob Margolin & the VizzTone All-Stars

2:35 – 3:50pm

Wolf All-Stars w/ John Primer

4 – 5:15pm

Keyboard Round Robin hosted by Marty Sammon

5:30 – 6:30pm

Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Blues Band

6:40 – 7:30pm

Chainsaw Dupont’s Blues Warriors

 

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