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Celebrate Chicago's black music legacy as birthplace of the urban blues - plus house music, gospel music and more. Highlights only, subject to change, contact venue for details.

 

Clubs & Venues

 

Rosa's Lounge

Participating Blues Club Sponsor

Music nightly including Thursday night: James Wheeler Blues Jam hosted by Lil Ed Williams

3420 W. Armitage

rosaslounge.com

 

Blue Chicago

Music nightly

536 N. Clark (at Ohio)

bluechicago.com

 

B.L.U.E.S.

Music Wednesdays-Sundays

2519 N. Halsted St.

chicagobluesbar.com

 

Buddy Guy's Legends

Music nightly

700 S. Wabash Ave.

buddyguy.com

 

Gallery Caberet

Open Blues Jam Tuesdays

2020 N. Oakley Ave.

gallerycabaret.com

 

House of Blues

Music nightly

329 N. Dearborn St.

houseofblues.com/chicago

 

Kingston Mines

Music nightly

2548 N. Halsted St.

kingstonmines.com

 

River Roast

 Blues & Brunch Saturdays & Sundays

315 N. LaSalle St.

riverroastchicago.com

 

Smoke Daddy

Music night;y

1804 W. Division St.

thesmokedaddy.com

 

Water Hole Lounge

Music Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays

1400 S. Western Ave.

waterholechicago.wixsite.com/waterholechicago

 

Other Sites

 

Blues Heaven Foundation at Chess Records

Open Saturdays, 12-3pm or by appointment

2120 S. Michigan Ave.

bluesheaven.com

 

Chicago Blues/Jazz Tour

By appointment

chicagodetours.com/private-tours/chicago-blues-tour/

 

Blues Brothers Mural at Shelly's Loan & Jewelry Co.

300 E. 47th St.

 

Muddy Waters Mural

by Eduardo Kobra

Dedication event: June 8

17 N. State St.

 

Resources

 

Koko Taylor Foundation

2240 S. Michigan Ave.