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Blues Fest Week live radio broadcasts on WDCB!

May 20th, 2019

The 2019 Chicago Blues Festival is almost here! The festival takes place June 7-9 in Chicago's Millennium Park. WDCB, "Chicago's Home for Jazz & Blues," will anticipate the excitement of the annual world-renowned musical gathering with a series of three live "Blues Fest Week" radio broadcasts.

And a big thanks to vomFass (Naperville & Lincoln Square) for sponsoring WDCB's Blues Fest Week live radio broadcasts!


Wayne Baker Brooks

  • Tuesday, June 4: "Bluesday Tuesday" with Wayne Baker Brooks

We'll kick off our weeklong celebration of blues fest with our monthly "Bluesday Tuesday" concert at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. WDCB "Blues Time" host Tom Marker will be on hand to emcee as guitarist Wayne Baker Brooks performs from 7-10pm. WDCB will broadcast the first set live on the radio from 7-8pm. Bluesday Tuesday is sponsored by Revolution Brewing. (photo by Alain Boucly)

Dave Specter

  • Wednesday, June 5: "Delmark Blues Jam" with the Dave Specter Band & Friends

Live from Delmark's historic Riverside Studios in Chicago, the Dave Specter Band, along with special guests will perform live from 6-7pm on WDCB. Specter's performance will include a premier of one of the new songs from his upcoming album. Scott "Hambone" Hammer, host of WDCB's "Hambone's Blues Party," will host the live radio broadcast.

Erwin Helfer

  • Thursday, June 6: "The Art of Blues Piano" with Erwin Helfer

For the sixth straight year, WDCB will celebrate the art of blues piano on Thursday, June 6 from noon - 1pm with a live radio broadcast performance from the PianoForte Studios in Chicago. This year's event will feature blues & boogie piano master Erwin Helfer. 'DCB Jazz morning host Leslie Keros will host the broadcast event, which is free and open to the public.

Blues Time
McAninch Arts Center