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HOT SHOWS 2018
APRIL
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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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HOT SHOWS
Jimmy Johnson by Jennifer NobleApril 14: Axpona presents Delmark night w/ Jimmy Johnson, Demetria Taylor, Corey Dennison Band at Renaissance Hotel, Schaumburg
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April 11: Davina & The Vagabonds at SPACE, Evanston

April 12: BTS Express w/ Shirley Johnson at Blue Chicago, Chicago

April 13: Benny Turner w/ Rob Stone, Jellybean Alexander, Prof. Louie & special guests at Rosa's, Chicago

Bettye Lavette at Old Town School, Chicago

George Porter, Jr. at SPACE, Evanston

Chicago Wind w/ Matthew Skoller & Deitra Farr, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Kate Moss birthday bash w/ Smiley Tillmon Band at Danny's on Douglas, Elgin

Breezy Rodio, Mike Wheeler Band at House of Blues, Chgo

Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Head Honchos at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn

Funky MojoDaddy at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Ron Sorin & Blue Coast Band at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

Danny Baron Band at Jimmy's Charhouse, Elk Grove


April 13-14: J.W. Wiliams & the Chi-town Hustlers w/ Laretha Weathersby at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Joanna Connor Kingston Mines, Chicago

Linsey Alexander at Mom's Place, Chgo

April 14: Axpona presents Delmark night w/ Jimmy Johnson, Demetria Taylor, Corey Dennison Band at Renaissance Hotel, Schaumburg

Walter Trout, Nick Bell at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Anthony Gomes at Brauerhouse, Lombard

David Bromberg at Old Town School, Chicago

Rhythm Rockets at Pete Miller's, Evanston

Jimmy Johnson, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

Breezy Rodio at Smoke Daddy, Chgo

Mike Wheeler Band at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn


Sharon Lewis at Nick's Beer Garden, Chgo

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

April 15: Cash Box Kings, The Jimmys at SPACE, Evanston

Sopro Music All Star Blues Revue w/ Doug Lee, Chainsaw Dupont, Eddie Neese, Billy King, Deb Seitz, The Chicago Horns & more at Pheasant Run Theater, St. Charles

Luke Pytel Blues Band w/ Demetria Taylor at Blue Chicago, Chicago

Smiley Tillmon Band w/ Kate Moss at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Rob Stone, Nicholas Barron at House of Blues, Chgo

Pat Smillie, Blues Brunch, at River Roast, Chgo

The Friends Band w/ Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith at Shaw's, Chgo

April 18: Max Weinberg's Jukebox at City Winery, Chicago

James Hunter 6 at at SPACE, Evanston
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April 19: Delbert McClinton at City Winery, Chicago

April 21: Rev. Payton's Big Damn Band at Reggie's, Chicago

April 22: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at City Winery, Chicago

Native American Veterans benefit, hosted by Trickster Art Gallery w/ Dawn O'Keefe Williams & The Lucky Dogs, Mark Cleveland, J.B. Ritchie & Buzz Krantz, Nick Bell Band, Danny Baron, The Wind Gypsies, Rob Rosenberg, The Corner Boys, Dean Milano, Chris Minardi, Chuck Jennings, James Costanza, Phil Munton, & more at Mac's on Slade, Palatine

April 24: Davy Knowles tribute to Rory Gallagher at SPACE, Evanston

April 25: Altered Five at B.L.U.E.S. (on Halsted), Chicago

April 26-27: Keb' Mo' at City Winery, Chicago

April 28: Nick Moss Band CD release party at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

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