​​​​​​​​​​2017 PHOTOS 
June 9  | June 10  | June 11

June 8
The dedication of the Muddy Waters Mural


Crossroads Stage

(Chase Promenade South)
11:30am–12:30pm Nora Jean Wallace
12:45–1:45pm Big James
& the Chicago Playboys

2 –3pm Annika Chambers
3:15–4:30 pm Mr. Sipp
4:45–6 pm John Primer
and The Real Deal Blues Band

​Juke Joint Stage

(Chase Promenade North)
11:45am–12:45pm Lucious Spiller
1–2pm JJ Thames
2:15–3:15pm Eddie Cotton, Jr.
3:30–4:30pm Cedric Burnside
4:45–6pm Mississippi Jam Session
 featuring Cedric Burnside, Eddie Cotton, Jr., JJ Thames and Lucious Spiller with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

​Front Porch Stage

(Wrigley Square)
11am–Noon Blues in the Schools
and the New Rhythm Art Center
12:30–1:30pm Mary Lane
2–3pm Erwin Helfer
3:30–4:30pm Lurrie Bell
5–6pm Kilborn Alley Blues Band
6:30–7:30pm Bob Stroger
8–9pm Johnny Iguana’s Chicago Spectacular! with Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Matthew Skoller, Billy Flynn, Bill Dickens and Michael Caskey

Park Grill Stage
2–2:45pm Eric Noden
3–3:45pm Joseph Saye
4–4:45pm Smiley Tillmon Band featuring Kate Moss

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
4:30–5:30pm Marquise Knox
5:45–6:45pm Nick Moss Band featuring
Dennis Gruenling

7–7:40pm Jimmy Johnson & Billy Branch
7:50–9pm Shemekia Copeland


Crossroads Stage

(Chase Promenade South)
11:30am–12:30pm 2020 International Blues Challenge Group Winner: Horojo Trio
12:45–1:45pm Mike Wheeler Band featuring Demetria Taylor
2 –3pm Tinsley Ellis
3:15–4:30 pm Sugaray Rayford
4:45–6 pm Billy Branch and The Sons of Blues​

Juke Joint Stage

(Chase Promenade North)
11:45am–12:45pm Robert Kimbrough Sr.
1–2pm Big A and The Allstars featuring Space Cowboy
2:15–3:15pm Rising Stars Fife and Drum Band
3:30–4:30pm Johnny Rawls
4:45–6pm Mississippi Jam Session
featuring Johnny Rawls, Sharde Thomas, Big A, and Robert Kimbrough, Sr. with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

​Front Porch Stage

(Wrigley Square)
11am–Noon Anne Harris and Dave Herrero
12:30–1:30pm Jimmy Burns Band
2–3pm Cash Box Kings
3:30–4:30pm Carl Weathersby with the Corey Dennison Band
5–6pm Freddie Dixon's Chicago Blues Allstars
6:30–7:30pm Sheryl Youngblood

Park Grill Stage
2–2:45pm Harmonica Hinds
3–3:45pm Matt Hendricks
4–4:45pm Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
4:30–5:30pm Catherine Russell celebrating the Classic Blues Women Centennial
5:45–6:45pm Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
7–7:40pm Erwin Helfer and Katherine Davis
7:50–9pm Eric Gales

​2018 ​​PHOTOS 
JUNE 8 | JUNE 9 | JUNE 10

JUNE 4–8 | Various Events
JUNE 6 | The Delmark Rehearsal
JUNE 6 | The Water Hole Jam

Crossroads Stage

(Chase Promenade South)
11:30am–12:30pm Joe Pratt and 
The Source One Band

12:45–1:45pm Bernard Allison
2 –3pm Dawn Tyler Watson
3:15–4:30 pm Kinsey Report
4:45–6 pm Tab Benoit 

​Juke Joint Stage

(Chase Promenade North)
11:45am–12:45pm Urban Ladder Society featuring Stevie J Blues
1–2pm Dexter Allen
2:15–3:15pm Grady Champion
3:30–4:30pm Dorothy Moore
4:45–6pm Mississippi Jam Session featuring Dorothy Moore, Grady Champion, Dexter Allen, Stevie J Blues with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

​Front Porch Stage

(Wrigley Square)
11am–2020 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Winner: Hector Anchondo
12:30–1:30pm Vino Louden Band
2–3pm Bridges to the Blues with Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith and RhymeFest
3:30–4:30pm Mud Morganfield
5–6pm Chicago Wind featuring Deitra Farr and Matthew Skoller
6:30–7:30pm Johnny Burgin
8–9pm Melody Angel

Park Grill Stage
2–2:45pm Mississippi Gabe Carter
3–3:45pm Pete Galanis Band featuring Dave Herrero
4–4:45pm Gerry Hundt’s Legendary One-Man Band

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
4:30–5:30pm Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra featuring Terrie Odabi and Sugaray Rayford
5:45–6:45pm Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
7–7:40pm John Primer and Steve Bell
7:50–9pm Candi Staton


Rosa’s Lounge 11am–9pm DAILY
Daily showcase of Chicago Blues legends and emerging artists that have called Rosa’s Lounge home over the last 36 years.​

Maxwell Street Market (800 S. Desplaines St.) 

1–2:15pm Chicago Bound Blues Band
The Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago tradition with an eclectic mix of handmade crafts, resale housewares and clothing, live music, family fun and some of the best street food in Chicago.


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37th Annual
​Chicago Blues Festival

June 5–7, 2020 | Millennium Park 
​(Schedule is subject to change)

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