CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL, June 8-10, 2018 • Millennium Park • FREE Admission • 11am-9:30pm

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on four stages, blues fans enjoy free live music in the “Blues Capital of the World.” Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, the late Ray Charles, the late B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, the late Koko Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, Gary Clark Jr, Rhiannon Giddens, Lil Ed and the Imperials and Bobby Rush.

Friday, June 8

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Delmark Records + Bob Koester 65th Anniversary Day

  • 5:10-5:30pm

National Anthem: Melody Angel

Commissioner Mark Kelly

Video Tribute to Bob Koester, Delmark Records

Delmark Records Remarks

 

                                    Gerry Hundt and Corey Dennison: Tribute to Sleepy John EstesGerry Hundt and Corey Dennison

 

                                    Jimmy Burns: Tribute to Big Joe Williams

                                    Ken Saydak: Tribute to Roosevelt Sykes

                                    Shirley Johnson: Tribute to Bonnie Lee

                                    Guy King: Tribute to Willie Kent

                                    Billy Flynn + Linsey Alexander: Tribute to Jimmy Dawkins

                                    Lil’ Ed & Dave Weld: Tribute to J.B. HuttoMike Wheeler

                                    Demetria Taylor and Tomika Dixon: Tribute to Big Time Sarah

                                    Mike Wheeler: Tribute to Otis Rush

                                    Steve & Lurrie Bell: Tribute to Carey Bell

                                    Jimmy Johnson and Dave Specter: Tribute to Magic Sam

                                    Omar Coleman: Tribute to Junior Wells

 

Budweiser Crossroads Stage (at South Chase Promenade)

 

Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (at North Chase Promenade)

  • 11:1512:15pm – Panel Discussion with Bob Koester, Delmark Records; Dick
  • Shurman and Bruce IglauerKenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith
  • 12:301:30pm – Mickey Rogers & The Soul Blues Band
  • 1:452:45pm – L.J. Echols & The Neckbone Band
  • 34pm – Mr. Sipp
  • 4:155:15pm – Jam Session with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

 

Front Porch Stage (at Wrigley Square)

  • 11amNoon – Blues in the School with Katherine Davis, Tim Gant, Tino Cortes, Alan Burroughs and Stone AcademyGuy King
  • 12:151:15pm – Jimmy Burns – Solo (Delmark)
  • 1:302:30pm – Jimmy Johnson – Duo (Delmark)
  • 2:453:45pm – Lurrie Bell & Eddie Taylor Jr. with The Bell Dynasty (Delmark)
  • 4:005:15pm – Guy King – Solo (Delmark)
  • 5:306:30pm – Tail Dragger (Delmark)
  • 6:457:45pm – Rockin’ Johnny Burgin (Delmark)
  • 89pm – Giles Corey (Delmark)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Rooftop Lounge (Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace)

  • 11am-12pm – Gerry Hundt’s Legendary One-Man-Band (Delmark)
  • 12:15-1:15pm – Oscar Wilson & Joel Paterson
  • 1:30-2:30pm – Devil In A Woodpile
  • 2:45-3:45pm – Rockin’ Johnny Burgin (Delmark)
  • 4-5pm – Matt Hendricks

Saturday, June 9

Millennium Park, Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.

 

Jackie Scott
(schedule is subject to change)
  • 5:20-5:30pm

National Anthem: Jackie Scott

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

 

Budweiser Crossroads Stage (at South Chase Promenade)

Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (at North Chase Promenade)

  • 11:15am12:15pm – Panel Discussion on Little Walter Tribute with Scott Dirks & Marion Diaz-ReaccoEddie Cotton, Jr.
  • 12:301:30pm – Ben Payton
  • 1:452:45pm – The Keeshea Pratt Band
  • 34pm – Eddie Cotton, Jr.
  • 4:155:15pm – Jam Session led by Eddie Cotton, Jr.

 

Front Porch Stage (at Wrigley Square)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Rooftop Lounge (Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace)Fruteland Jackson

  • 11am-12pm – Kevin “B.F.” Burt
  • 12:15-1:15pm – Fernando Jones
  • 1:30-2:30pm – Harmonica Hinds
  • 2:45-3:45pm – Fruteland Jackson with James Bryant
  • 4-5pm – Vino Louden

Sunday, June 10

Millennium Park, Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.

National Anthem: Cristone “Kingfish” Ingram

Commissioner Mark Kelly

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

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Budweiser Crossroads Stage (at South Chase Promenade)

Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (at North Chase Promenade)

  • 11:15am12:15pm – Rising Stars Fife & DrumNellie “Tiger” Travis
  • 12:301:30pm – Nellie “Tiger” Travis
  • 1:452:45pm – Johnny Rawls
  • 34pm – Ms. Jody
  • 4:155:15pm – Jam Session led by Eddie Taylor, Jr.

 

Front Porch Stage (at Wrigley Square)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Rooftop Lounge (Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace)

 

 

 

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