2020 Show Cancellations
The information is a moving target, but here's some information regarding schedule changes due to the COVID-19 (aka coronavirus). 
Festivals page will be updated as news emerges.


IMPORTANT UPDATE
3.15.20

Gov. Pritzker orders restaurant/bar closings

​Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has ordered ALL restaurants and bars in Illinois to be closed, effective at the end of the business day on Monday, March 16, and continuing through Monday, March 30. 

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CHICAGO AREA 

ARCADA THEATRE

105 E. Main St., St. Charles

630.962.7000
Has closed indefinitely, but will be doing a FREE live stream every night from 730–9pm from some local favorite bands. So far, not seeing a lot of blues, but this is a really nice gesture by Ron Onesti.


BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS
The next scheduled show at Legends is Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames on Tuesday, March 31, but that could change. And Buddy has cancelled all tour dates on his current schedule.


BLUES HEAVEN FOUNDATION

​2120 S. Michigan

312.808.1286
​Will be closed until at least April 7.


DCASE

Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events  (DCASE) has cancelled all programming through April 12:

  • the Chicago Cultural Center is closed, and all programs and tours are canceled;
  • the Clarke House Museum is closed, and all tours are canceled;
  • Exhibitions at Expo 72 and the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower are closed;
  • Maxwell Street Market is cancelled;
  • Millennium Park remains open, but Cloud Gate Plaza is closed.
    ​All events and programs are canceled.


HEY NONNY

10 South Vail Ave., Arlington Heights
​224.202.0750
The Joe Louis Walker show on March 26 has been postponed–along with the chicagoBLUESnews ticket giveaway for the show. It also appears that the venue has postponed all music events through April 8.


HOUSE OF BLUES
​329 N. Dearborn
312.923.2000

The House of Blues has temporarily closed until further notice.


KINGSTON MINES
2548 North Halsted 
773.477.4646

Closed until further notice.


LAGUNITAS TAP ROOM
​2607 W. 17th St. 

​312.767.9678

​The Chicago location closed, effective 3.13.20, until further notice.


RAUE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake
815.356.9212

All performances cancelled until May 1.


SPACE

1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston
847.492.8860

Space has cancelled all shows until April 2, which includes several blues shows:  Albert Cummings (March 15), Dave Specter (March 16), John Papa Gros (March 26), Walter Trout (March 28) and Tinsley Ellis (March 31)

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