YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE CHICAGO BLUES SCENE
Clubs & More
Founded 1971 (Bruce Iglauer)
Artists include: Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Marcia Ball, Son Seals, Roomful of Blues, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Shemekia Copeland.
Founded 1977 (Jerry Del Giudice & Edward Chmelewski)
Artists include: Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Charlie Musselwhite,
Nappy Brown, Magic Slim, Chris Cain, Coco Montoya.
Founded 1998 (Nick & Kate Moss)
Artists include: Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, Kilborn Alley Blues Band,
Gerry Hundt, Matthew Stubbs, Cash Box Kings, Bill Lupkin, Hank Mowery.
Founded 1953 (Bob Koester)
Artists include: Junior Wells, Carey & Lurrie Bell, Little Arthur Duncan,
Dave Specter, Sunnyland Slim, Magic Sam, Otis Rush.
Founded 1978 (Michael Frank)
Artists include: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Jelly Roll Kings, Sunnyland Slim,
Big Jack Johnson, Little Brother Montgomery, John Primer, Louisiana Red.
Founded 1975 (Steven Dolins, David Goldberg & Barry Dolins)
Artists include: Erwin Helfer, Barrelhouse Chuck, Pinetop Perkins, Sunnyland Slim, Chris Foremen, Jessy Dixon & more.