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Chicago Blues Festival Schedule - Friday, June 9, 2017

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Billy Branch & The Son of Blues

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The complete Chicago Blues Festival schedule for Friday, June 9 is listed below.

 

Millennium Park

Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.

 

(schedule is subject to change)

 

Southwest Airlines Blues Lounge

Located in the Blues Village

  • 11am - Porch & Music Lounge Opens
  • 1pm - Porch Session: Fernando Jones
  • 2:45 -  Porch Session: Billy Branch
    John Primer
  • 4:30pm - Porch Session: Katherine Davis
  • 5:30pm - Music Lounge closes
  • 8:30pm - Southwest Porch closes for evening
 
 

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 5-6pm - John Primer and The Real Deal
  • 6:20-7:05pm - Rhymefest
  • 7:20-9:20pm - Celebrating 40 Years: Billy Branch & The Son of Blues with special guests Lurrie Bell, Freddie Dixon, J.W.S. Williams, Carlos Johnson, Carl Weathersby, Bill McFarland and Chicago Fire Horns and Mae Koen & The Lights

 

Budweiser Crossroads Stage (South Promenade)Guy King

  • 11:15-12:15am - Demetria Taylor
  • 12:45-1:45pm - Mary Lane and the No Static Blues Band
  • 2:15-3:15pm - Nick Moss Band
  • 3:45-4:45pm - The Mike Wheeler Band
  • 5:15-6:15pm - Guy King

 

Mississippi Juke Joint (North Promenade)Eden Brent

  • 11:30am-12:30pm - Blues in the Schools with Katherine Davis and Stone Academy
  • 1-2pm - Eden Brent
  • 2:30-3:30pm - Cedric Burnside Project
  • 4-5pm - Jarekus Singleton
  • 5:30-7:30pm - Jam Session with Cedric Burnside

 

Front Porch Stage (Harris Theater Rooftop)

  • 12 Noon–1pm - Rip Lee Pryor
  • 1:20–2:20pm - The Jimmy Burns Band
  • 2:45-3:45pm - Henry Gray & Bob Corritore
  • 4:15–5:15pm - Tribute to Barrelhouse Chuck featuring Billy Flynn, Johnny Iguana, Roosevelt Purifoy and Piano Willie OShawny

 

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Blues Harmonica Legend James Cotton: July 1, 1935 - March 16, 2017

The Chicago Blues Festival is deeply saddened by the passing of the legendary James Cotton - a true giant and blues harmonica master. Mr. Cotton was scheduled to perform at the festival this year with Billy Branch.  We were honored to have him perform on the festival stage in 2013 for a Chicago Blues set like no other! May he rest in peace.

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James Cotton last performed at the Chicago Blues Festival on June 9, 2013. Mr. Cotton is pictured on stage with Billy Branch, John Primer and Matthew Skoller. James Cotton last performed at the Chicago Blues Festival on June 9, 2013. Mr. Cotton is pictured on stage with Billy Branch, John Primer, Matthew Skoller and Deitra Farr. James Cotton last performed at the Chicago Blues Festival on June 9, 2013. Mr. Cotton is pictured on stage with John Primer and Billy Branch.

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James Cotton last performed at the Chicago Blues Festival on June 9, 2013. Mr. Cotton is pictured on stage with Billy Branch, John Primer, Matthew Skoller and Deitra Farr.