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HOT SHOWS 2017
AUGUST
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Be sure to check with the venue in case of last minute changes. Visit our CLUB listings for more info.
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FESTIVALS
Aug. 12: Blues & Brews on 66 w/ Cash Box Kings, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames, Brother John Kattke, Big Dog Mercer, T-Bird Huck, 1-6 pm at Chicago Street, Joliet

Aug. 13: Art Blues Fest w/ Twist & The Groove Machine, Chicago Kingsnakes, Willie Buck, Bolingbrook

Aug. 12-13: Blues on the Water Fest w/ Lady A, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel, Ivy Ford, Mike Wheeler Band, Melody Angel, NuBlu Band, Low-reen & The Lazy Dogs & more at Harbor's Edge, Waukegan

Aug. 18-20:
McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest w/ Mississippi Heat, Rosehill Revival, Alabaster, The Claudettes & more at Peterson Park, McHenry, IL

Aug. 18-19: Little Bear Ribfest w/ Danielle Nicole, Laura Rain, Billy Flynn, Lurrie Bell, Red, White & Blues at Century Park, Vernon Hills

Aug. 19: Ann Arbor Blues Fest w/ Benny Turner, Nick Moss Band, Norman Jackson Band, Hank Mowery & The Hawktones, Eliza Neals & The Narcotics, Chris Canas Band, Alabama Slim & more, Ann Arbor, MI

Aug. 26: Crossroads Blues Festival w/ Kinsey Report, Doug Demming, The Jimmys, Corey Dennison, Ivy Ford & more at Lyran Park, Rockford

Sept. 9: Maxwell Street Blues Fest w/ Kinsey Report, Corey Dennison Band, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Studebaker John, Brother Jacob,  Chicago
HOT SHOWS

Aug. 8:
Marty Sammon Blues Band at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Tenry Johns Band w/ Claudette Miller at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Mike Wheeler, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Erwin Helfer at The Hungry Brain, Chicago


Aug. 9: Delbert McClinton at City Winery, Chicago

Rusty Wright at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings, Keithen Banks at House of Blues, Chicago

Paul Kaye at Smoke Daddy, Chgo


Aug. 10: Charlie Love, Mike Wheeler at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Linsey Alexander at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Jimmy Johnson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Andrew Diehl & The Nightmen w/ Rob Stone at Shaw's, Chicago

Luke Pytel Band w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Guy King, Roll Over at House of Blues, Chicago

Devil in a Woodpile (Joel Paterson, Rick Sherry, Beau Sample) at The Hideout, Chicago

Original Chicago Blues All Stars at Motor Row Brewing, Chgo

Corey Dennison, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at River Roast, Chicago

Erwin Helfer at Barrelhouse Flat, 9-midnight, Chicago

Aug. 11: Guy King's Little Big Band at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Harry Hmura at
Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Dave Herrero, Mike Wheeler at House of Blues, Chicago

Chicago Blues All-Stars, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Linsey Alexander at Rosa's, Chicago

Christian Collin Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Morry Sochat & Special 20s, FREE, 8 p.m. at Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, Palatine


Aug. 11-12: BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Aug. 12: Demetria Taylor at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

Sheryl Youngblood, Matt Hendricks at House of Blues, Chicago

Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang, Chicago Blues All-Stars at Kingston Mines, Chicago

Darren Jay & The Delta Souls at Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago

Nora Jean Bruso, Brian Lupo at Rosa's, Chicago

Soul Message at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago

J.B. Ritchie Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Nick Bell BD Bash at House Pub, St. Charles

Aug. 13: Nellie "Tiger" Travis at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Cash Box Kings at
Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Eric Noden, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chicago


Aug. 14: Ana Popovic at City Winery, Chicago

Joanna Connor at House of Blues, Chicago
Early Warnings!!

Aug. 15: Harry Hmura solo at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


Aug. 15-16: Tab Benoit, Eric Johanson at SPACE, Evanston

Aug. 16: Janiva Magness at WIRE, Berwyn

Theo Huff at T & JJ's Banquets, Maywood

Aug. 17: Roomful of Blues at City Winery, Chgo

Jon Cleary at WIRE, Berwyn

Mike Wheeler, Linsey Alexander at Kingston Mines, Chicago


Aug. 18: Sonny Landreth at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Jon Cleary at SPACE, Evanston

Aug. 19: Morry Sochat & Special 20s at Frankie's Blue Room, Naperville

Aug. 20: Benny Turner & special guests at Rosa's, Chicago

Aug. 25: Charlie Musselwhite at SPACE, Evanston

Eric Gales, Velvet Jimis at FitzGerald's, Berwyn


Aug. 28: Guy King at SPACE, Evanston

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