Windy City Blues Lineup

Windy City Blues Lineup
Photo courtesy of the Windy City Blues Society

Windy City Blues Society announces the WCBS Street Stage Lineup: Friday, June 7th - Sunday, June 9th, 2013  www.windycityblues.org

The Windy City Blues Society is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) all volunteer organization based in Chicago, dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the American Blues tradition.

The organization provides presentations, concerts, forums, and educational programs in the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas.

This years event has another fantastic lineup for the WCBS Street Stage at the annual Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park. Come on out and listen to some outstanding Blues music at their very own Street Stage.

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 five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World."  FREE Admission • Millennium Park • Grant Park • June 6 - 9, 2013

Friday, June 7th, 2013

WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY STAGE
11:00 am – 11:45 am Low-Reen & the Maxwell Street Market Band
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Bob Stroger & Friends
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Mojo Roots
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm KoKo Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation w/ Joe Barr & the Soul Purpose Band
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Smiley Tillmon Band w/ Billy Flynn & special guests
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Geneva Red & the Original Delta Fireballs

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Big Crowds at our stage last year!
Photo courtesy of the Windy City Blues Society

Saturday, June 8th, 2013
WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY STAGE
11:00 am – 11:45 am Brother Jacob Schulz & His Blues Crew w/ Toronzo Cannon
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Fernando Jones & Blues Kids of America
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Sam Lay joins Bob Riedy & Bob Corritore
2:30 pm – 3:25 pm Matthew Curry & The Fury
3:40 pm – 5:10 pm “Baker’s Dozen” Harp Blowout hosted by Harry Garner Band
5:25 pm – 6:20 pm Shake ‘Em On Down: Rick Sherry, Joel Paterson & Beau Sample
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm The Michael Frank & Michael Packer Duo

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY STAGE
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Black Oil Brothers
12:15 pm – 3:30 pm Five bands compete in Round 1 of the “Chicago Blues Challenge”
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tweed Funk
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm The Bill Whitehead & Paul Streff Duo
 
Joan Gand of Chicago Women in the Blues and Lynn Orman Weiss of the Koko Taylor Foundation announce new award and fundraiser.
 
The Chicago Women in the Blues festival at Reggie’s with HolleThee Maxwell, Demetria Taylor, Liz Mandeville, Donna Herula, Faye FayePeaches Staten, Ellen Miller and more founded three years ago by keyboardist.
 
Joan Gand will present an award to Cookie Taylor for the Koko Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation and a certificate of honor for Koko’s mission to mentor young girls/women who want to sing/play the blues.
 
There will be a bus from Reggie’s Rock Club available to take Blues Festival patrons to the concert at Reggies for $25.00 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Koko Taylor Foundation.Friday June 7, 2013
8 pm – Midnight
Chicago Women in the Blues Festival
Reggies Rock Club
2105 S. State St.
Chicago IL
312-949-0120
www.reggieslive.com
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Reggie’s bus for the Koko Taylor Foundation: $25  - Ticket Link Here
 

Photo courtesy of the Windy City Blues Society

Photo courtesy of the Windy City Blues Society

THE BLUES FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE JUNE 6TH THROUGH THE 9TH IN GRANT PARK

“Rollin’ Up the River”

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 – Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

6:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.   Fernando Jones‘ Blues Kids of America

7:10 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.   Jamiah On Fire & The Red Machine

8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Shemekia Copeland with special guest Quinn Sullivan

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 – Grant Park

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Dented Trucks

12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.       Toronzo Cannon

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.    Mississippi Heat

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion -The Mississippi Blues Trail with Alex Thomas, Jim O’Neal & Scott Barretta

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Terry “Harmonica” Bean

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   Lightnin’ Malcolm

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.         Bill “Howlin Madd” Perry

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band

6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.      Kenny “Beedeyes” Smith Blues Jam

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Noon – 1 p.m.   Blues In The Schools with Stone Academy, Eric NodenKatherine Davis

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.         The Jimmy Burns Band

4:30p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    Cicero Blake

Petrillo Music Shell

6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.      Earnest “Guitar” Roy

7:05 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.   Irma Thomas

8:30p.m. – 9:30 p.m.    Bobby Rush and his Blues Band

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 – Grant Park

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Bobby Slim James

12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.     Michael Coleman and the New Back Breakers

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.   Peaches and the Groove Shakers

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Mike Avery and West Side Soul

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion (Pinetop Perkins 100th B-Day) with Pat Morgan, Barrelhouse Chuck & Kenny “Beedyeyes” Smith

1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.      The Peterson Brothers Band

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Eddie Taylor, Jr.

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.         Castro Coleman

5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.   Tribute to Howlin’Wolf featuring Eddie Shaw and friends

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Noon – 1 p.m.   Liz Mandeville and the Blue Points

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Khalif Wailin’ Walter

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.         Holle Thee Maxwell

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Larry McCray

Petrillo Music Shell

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.   Ronnie Baker Brooks

6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.   Otis Clay and the Platinum Band featuring Uvee Hayes

8:10 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The Memphis Soul Revue starring The Bar-Kays with special guests Eddie Floyd andSir Mack Rice

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 – Grant Park

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Willie Buck

12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.     Dave Weld & Imperial Flames

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.   Grana Louise & TroubleMaker

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Linsey Alexander Blues Band

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion – Delmark Records 60th withBob Koester and Steve Wagner

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Nellie Tiger Travis

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Vickie Baker

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Big Time Sarah and Mike Wheeler Blues Band

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Jarekus Singleton

6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.   Blues Jam Session with Jarekus Singleton

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Fruteland Jackson

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lurrie Bell’s Chicago Blues Band

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. John Primer Trio & Michal Prokop Trio (Czech Republic)

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Magic Slim Tribute featuring Shawn Holt & The Teardrops

Petrillo Music Shell

5:30 p.m. -6:15 p.m. Shirley Johnson

6:35 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. Jimmy Johnson Band

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Chicago Blues: Old School, New Millennium     James CottonJohn PrimerBilly BranchEddy “The Chief” ClearwaterLil’ EdDeitra Farr, Demetria TaylorMatthew SkollerBilly Flynn,Johnny IguanaFelton CrewsKenny “Beedeyes” Smith

Alert:

Don't miss tonight's screening at Millennium Park of Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, 1981. The screening is FREE and starts at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, June 4 -  6:30 pm

Concert Film in Millennium Park
Jay Pritzker Pavilion - 201 E. Randolph St.

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones-Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, 1981

“The Blues had a baby,” sang Muddy Waters, “ and they named it rock and roll.” On November 22, 1981 at the tiny Checkerboard Lounge on Chicago’s south side, Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones took the stage for a jam session with historic proportions. - Image

“The Blues had a baby,” sang Muddy Waters, “ and they named it rock and roll.” On November 22, 1981 at the tiny Checkerboard Lounge on Chicago’s south side, Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones took the stage for a jam session with historic proportions | Image courtesy of the Windy City Blues Society

You can still catch the Blackhawks puck drop at 8:00 pm!

Go Blackhawks! Go Chicago Blues!

Chicago Blues Fest Map 2013

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