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Blues Music Calendar (includes Zydeco and Cajun)

please note: all times are CDT.

Chicago Jazz Festival Week
Mon, Aug 31 through Sun, Sep 6
Millennium Park - Chicago

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Johnny Drummer

Thu, Sep 3 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Sep 3 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Sep 5 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

Chicago Blues with Matthew Skoller
at Chicago Farmer’s Market

Sat, Sep 5
Anchor House - Chicago

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Tommy McCrackin

Thu, Sep 10 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Sep 10 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

MAC Motown: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Sat, Sep 12 at 6pm
MAC - McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Sep 17 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Robert Cray
Sat, Sep 19 at 8pm
MAC - McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn

Heritage Blues Orchestra
Sat, Sep 19 at 8pm
Old Town School (Maurer) - Chicago

Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues
with Sons of the Never Wrong

Sat, Sep 19 at 7:30pm
Dominican University Performing Arts Center - River Forest

"Bluesday" Open Mic Blues Jam
Tue, Sep 22 and every FOURTH TUESDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Sep 24 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Shemekia Copeland
Sat, Sep 26 at 8pm
Old Town School (Maurer) - Chicago

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Oct 1 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Rosanne Cash
Fri, Oct 2 at 7:30pm
Dominican University Performing Arts Center - River Forest

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Oct 3 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

WDCB and Lagunitas present "Bluesday Tuesday" with Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials
... hosted by WDCB's Tom Marker!

Tue, Oct 6 at 7pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

Rory Block
Wed, Oct 7 at 8pm
Old Town School (Szold) - Chicago

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Oct 8 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Oct 15 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Dave Specter's Message in Blue: Chicago Blues...and Beyond
Sun, Oct 18 at 7pm
Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Oct 22 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

"Bluesday" Open Mic Blues Jam
Tue, Oct 27 and every FOURTH TUESDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Oct 29 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Slide Guitar Masters of OTSFM
Sun, Nov 1 at 7pm
Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Nov 5 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Nov 7 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Nov 12 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Nov 19 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

"Bluesday" Open Mic Blues Jam
Tue, Nov 24 and every FOURTH TUESDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Nov 26 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Dec 3 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

The Blind Boys of Alabama
Fri, Dec 4 at 7:30pm
Dominican University Performing Arts Center - River Forest

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Dec 5 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Dec 10 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Dec 17 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

"Bluesday" Open Mic Blues Jam
Tue, Dec 22 and every FOURTH TUESDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Dec 24 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

Open Mic Blues Jam
Thu, Dec 31 and EVERY THURSDAY at 8:30pm
Harlem Avenue Lounge - Berwyn

 
 
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