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.
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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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.
2120 S. Michigan
Will be closed until at least April 7.
Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has cancelled all programming through April 12:
10 South Vail Ave., Arlington Heights
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
The House of Blues has temporarily closed until further notice.
2548 North Halsted
Closed until further notice.
LAGUNITAS TAP ROOM
2607 W. 17th St.
The Chicago location closed, effective 3.13.20, until further notice.
26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake
All performances cancelled until May 1.
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston
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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