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Chicago Blues Festival 2019 - Full Lineup!

April 15th, 2019

The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has released the full schedule for the 36th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, happening Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 in Millennium Park. The festival will celebrate the genre’s music legacy in Chicago with live performances on six stages by the local and national blues artists in the city’s premier outdoor music venue. Previously announced headliners for the evening shows at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage include: Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite, Bettye LaVette and Ruthie Foster. 

The daytime stage highlights at the festival include: Roomful of Blues, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Super Chikan, Benny Turner, Karen Wolfe, Lurrie Bell, Toronzo Cannon and many more. WDCB will again serve as a media sponsor of the festival and WDCB deejays will emcee events throughout the weekend on both the Budweiser Crossroads and Park Grill stages.

For more details, visit the Chicago Blues Fest website: ChicagoBluesFestival.us.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5pm - Charlie Musselwhite with special guest Billy Boy Arnold
6:30pm - Jimmy Johnson Blues Band
7:45pm - Bobby Rush

Budweiser Crossroads Stage (South Promenade)
Hosted by WDCB!

11am - Joanna Connor
12:15pm - Benny Turner and Real Blues
1:30pm - Thornetta Davis
2:45pm - Guy King with special guest Chris Cain
4:15pm - Bombino

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (North Promenade)
11:15am - Jimmy Burns Band
12:30pm - Keith Johnson "Prince of the Delta Blues" & The Big Muddy Blues Band
1:45pm - Karen Wolfe
3pm - Grady Champion
4:15pm - Jam Session with Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith

Front Porch Stage (at Wrigley Square)
11am - Blues in the Schools with Katherine Davis, Tim Gant, Tino Cortes, Alan Burroughs and Stone Academy
12:30pm - Bob Stroger
2pm - Kenny Smith & The House Bumpers
3:30pm - Mojo Morganfield & The Mannish Boyz
5pm - Mzz Reese
6:30pm - Breezy Rodio
8pm - Vance "Guitar" Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band

Park Grill Stage
Hosted by WDCB!

2pm - Gerry Hundt’s Legendary One-Man Band
3pm - Eric Noden
4pm - Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama

Rosa’s Lounge
11am–9pm - Daily showcase of Chicago Blues Legends and emerging artists that have called Rosa's Lounge home over the last 35 years.


SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:15pm - Latimore
6:30pm - Don Bryant
7:45pm - Bettye LaVette

Budweiser Crossroads Stage (South Promenade)
Hosted by WDCB!

11am - Melody Angel
12:15pm - Marquise Knox
1:30pm - Rico McFarland, Carl Weathersby and Kenneth “Hollywood” Scott
3pm - Billy Boy Arnold
4:15pm - Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Guilty Ones

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (North Promenade)
11:15am - Jesse “Guitar” Robinson
12:30pm - Super Chikan
1:45pm - John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band
3pm - O.B. Buchana
4:15pm - Jam Session with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

Front Porch Stage (at Wrigley Square)
11am - Mary Lane
12:30pm - The Joel Paterson Organ Trio featuring Chris Foreman
2pm - Chicago Blues Piano Master—A Tribute To Otis Spann
3:30pm - Dom Flemons
5pm - Bridges to the Blues
6:30pm - Morry Sochat & The Special 20s
8pm - Lurrie Bell

Park Grill Stage
Hosted by WDCB!

2pm - Dom Flemons
3pm - Harmonica Hinds
4pm - Doktu Rhute Muuzic

Rosa’s Lounge
11am–9pm - Daily showcase of Chicago Blues Legends and emerging artists that have called Rosa's Lounge home over the last 35 years.


SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:15pm - Larkin Poe
6:30pm - The CONNECTION: Mike Welch & Friends
7:45pm - Ruthie Foster

Budweiser Crossroads Stage (South Promenade)
Hosted by WDCB!

11am - Omar Coleman
12:15pm - Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band
1:30pm - The Kinsey Report
2:45pm - Toronzo Cannon
4:15pm - Roomful of Blues with special appearance by guest vocalist Lynne Jordan

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (North Promenade)
11:15am - King Edward
12:30pm - RL Boyce
1:45pm - Jarekus Singleton
3pm - Zac Harmon
4:15pm - Jam Session with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

Front Porch Stage (at Wrigley Square)
11am - Willie Buck
12:30pm - Erwin Helfer
2pm - Cash Box Kings
3:30pm - Ivy Ford Band
5pm - Russ Green
6:30pm - Mike Wheeler Band

Park Grill Stage
Hosted by WDCB!

2pm - Chicago Bound Blues Band
3pm - Rick King’s Royal Hustle
4pm - Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings

Rosa’s Lounge
11am–9pm - Daily showcase of Chicago Blues Legends and emerging artists that have called Rosa's Lounge home over the last 35 years.

Maxwell Street Market – 800 S. Desplaines
Noon–2pm - Dave Herrero

 

*Schedule & Times Subject To Change