Chicago Blues Festival 2018 Headline Performers

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Celebrating Chicago's Music Legacy

Bob Koester Little Walter Mavis Staples
Bob Koester
 Little Walter
 Mavis Staples
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(schedule is subject to change)


Friday, June 8, 2018

Jay Pritzker Pavilion – 65th Anniversary of Delmark Records Celebration
Lurrie Bell (Photo by: Toshiya Suzuki)
Guy King
  • 5:30-6:15pm - Corey Dennison Band
  • 6:30-7:15pm - Mississippi Heat with guests Billy Flynn and Giles Corey
  • 7:30-9:30pm - Tribute to Those Who Came Before and Bob Koester

Corey Dennison and Gerry Hundt – Tribute to Sleepy John Estes
Jimmy Burns – Tribute to Big Joe Williams
Ken Saydak – Tribute to Roosevelt Sykes
Guy King – Tribute to Willie Kent
Billy Flynn and Linsey Alexander – Tribute to Jimmy Dawkins
Lil’ Ed & Dave Weld – Tribute to J.B. Hutto
Demetria Taylor and Tomiko Dixon – Tribute to Big Time Sarah
Steve Bell and Lurrie Bell – Tribute to Carey Bell
Jimmy Johnson and Dave Specter – Tribute to Magic Sam
Omar Coleman – Tribute to Junior Wells


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Billy Branch (Photo by: BCharvolin)
  • 5:30-6:30pm - Selwyn Birchwood
  • 6:45-7:45pm - Willie Clayton
  • 8-9:30pm - Little Walter Tribute

Featuring harp players: Billy Branch, Corky Siegel, Rick Estrin, Sugar Blue and the Sons of Blues featuring Billy Flynn.



Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Fantastic Negrito Kenny Neal
  • 5:30-6:30pm - Fantastic Negrito
  • 6:45-7:45pm - Kenny Neal
  • 8-9:30pm - Mavis Staples


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