2014 Chicago Blues Festival - photo gallery

31st Annual Chicago Blues Festival – Grant Park

It was 3 days of good fun, food and great Blues music along Chicago's lakefront. It kicked off Friday June 13, 2014 and ended Sunday night in Grant Park.

Photography by: Rick Lobes ©2014

Preforming at this years event was:

Friday, June 13 - PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

6 p.m.                       Carolina Chocolate Drops
7:05 p.m.                  Otis Taylor Band
8:25 p.m.                  (Celebrate Centennial of John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson”)The Siegel-Schwall Blues Band w/ Sam Lay, Billy Boy Arnold, Marcella Detroit, Billy Branch and Omar Coleman

BUD LIGHT CROSSROADS STAGE

11:15 a.m.                 Ronnie Hicks and Masheen Company Band
12:45 p.m.                Guy King
2:30 p.m.                  James Armstrong
4:15 p.m.                  Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners

THE JACKSON RHYTHM AND BLUES STAGE

11:30 a.m.                 Panel Discussion of John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson w/ Billy Boy Arnold and Mark Hummel
1:00 p.m.                   Ben Payton
2:30 p.m.                   Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”
4 p.m.                         Vick Allen
5:30 p.m.                   Ronnie Hicks and Masheen Company Band Jam Session

WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY STAGE

11:40 am      Low-reen & the Maxwell St. Market Blues Band
11:50 am      Chicago Blues Challenge (CBC) 2014 Round 1 Winner
12:45 pm      Morry Sochat & Shoji Naito – 2013 CBC Duo Winner
2:00 pm      Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners – 2013 CBC Band Winner
3:15 pm      Slide Guitar Shootout
4:45 pm       Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama
5:55 pm      Alice Drinks the Kool-Aid

PEPSI FRONT PORCH STAGE

Noon                           Blues In The Schools w/Stone Academy, Eric Noden, Katherine Davis
1:30 p.m.                    Harmonica Hinds
3 p.m.                          Cicero Blake
4:30 p.m.                    Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Blow Out w/ Billy Boy Arnold

Saturday, June 14 - PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

6 p.m.                           Theo Huff
6:55 p.m.                      Willie Clayton
8:15 p.m.                      Bettye LaVette

BUD LIGHT CROSSROADS STAGE

 11:15 a.m.                     Michael Charles
2:45 p.m.                       Vance Kelly and the Backstreet Blues Band
2:30 p.m.                       Selwyn Birchwood
4:15 p.m.                        Chicago Blues Divas w/ Peaches Straton, Deitra Farr and Nellie “Tiger” Travis

THE JACKSON RHYTHM AND BLUES STAGE

11:30 a.m.                      Panel Discussion – “Mississippi’s Next Generation of the Blues” with Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child,” Dexter Allen and Chris Gill. Facilitated by Alex Thomas
1 p.m.                             Chris Gill & The Sole Shakers
2:30 p.m.                       Southern Komfort Brass Band
4 p.m .                            Dexter Allen
5:30 p.m.                       Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith Jam Session

WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY STAGE

11:40 am      Garage Band U with Willie Hayes
12:15 pm       Marty “Big Dog” Mercer Trio
1:30 pm      Tallan Noble Latz Band
2:45 pm      Dave Riley Band with Bob Corritore & Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith
4:00 pm      Billy Flynn & friends
5:15 pm      Tyrannosaurus Chicken
6:30 pm       Geneva Red’s Original Delta Fireballs

PEPSI FRONT PORCH STAGE

Noon                              Guy King
1:30 p.m.                       Matthew Skoller Band
3 p.m.                             Tribute to Phil Guy (Italy/Chicago collaboration with Dario Lombardo, Deloris Scott and Friends)
4:30 p.m.                       Big James & the Chicago Playboys

Sunday, June 15 - PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

5:45 p.m.                       Nikki Hill
6:45 p.m                        Aaron Neville
8:15 p.m.                       Dr. John (Music Director: Sarah Morrow)

BUD LIGHT CROSSROADS STAGE

11:15 a.m.                      Homemade Jamz Blues Band
12:45 p.m.                     The NuBlu Band
2:30 p.m.                      Mike Wheeler Band
4:15 p.m.                       Smiley Tillmon Band

THE JACKSON RHYTHM AND BLUES STAGE

11:30 a.m.                     Panel Discussion – Farish Street Blues w/ Marcia Weaver, Dorothy Moore and Gale Dean Wardlow
1:00 p.m.                      Lady L
2:30 p.m.                      Pat Brown
4 p.m.                            Dorothy Moore
5:30 p.m.                      Blues Jam Session with Dexter Allen

WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY STAGE

 11:40 am      Fernando Jones & friends
12:15 PM      Tony Brown Blues Band with Ice Mike
1:30 pm      Gerald McClendon Band
2:45 pm      Jim Liban with Joel Paterson Trio
4:00 pm      Blue Coast Band with special guests
5:15      pm      Willie “the Touch” Hayes Band
6:30 pm      Harry Garner & Mark Wydra Duo

PEPSI FRONT PORCH STAGE

Noon                             Diamond Jim Greene
1:30 p.m.                      Mike Dangeroux Blues Band
3 p.m.                            Chicago Delta Blues Band w/ Bob Stroger, Barrelhouse Chuck, Billy Flynn and Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith
4:30 p.m.                      Sugar Blue

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