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Monday, June 3, 2024


Bernard Crump's Mecca Monday's Presents "Pre Father's Day Blues Explosion"

The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W.

Doors Open at 6pm, Showtime at 7pm

Admission is $25 GA (Unless seating is Reserved)

(Talent subject to change without notice)

Join us for the ultimate live music experience.

  • Starring Bernard Crump & The Mecca All-Star Band

Special Guests

  • The Mike Wheeler Band
  • Sheryl Youngblood
  • Nick Alexander

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Red Hot & Blues Women In Chicago 

Red Hot & Blues Women in Chicago - World Capital of the Blues

Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.



Women in Blues is made possible through the Harris Theater Creative Future Fund In partnership with Delmark Records, Blue Chicago, and more

The Harris Theater and Delmark Records present a Gala Blues evening on Wednesday June 5, as a pre-event to the Chicago Blues Festival. We will bring legendary Chicago Blues venues such as Blue Chicago onto the Harris Theater stage in song and visual. The concert will showcase female vocalists and instrumentalists such as Sheryl Youngblood, Melody Angel, Demetria Taylor, Carlise Guy and more. These modern blues women will perform their own songs, bringing Chicago Blues to the World.


Johnny Burgin and Billy Flynn

Lizard Liquid Lounge, 3056 W. Irving Park Rd.


Thursday, June 6, 2024


WDCB Blues Fest Week Live Radio Broadcast

PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave.

12-1pm, Admission is Free to attend in person

With pianist Pete Benson & vocalist Oscar Wilson

Hosted by WDCB’s Leslie Keros

Event will be broadcast live on WDCB, 90.9FM and


Chicago Blues Fest Pre-Party All-Star Harmonica Blast

Reggies Chicago, 2105 S. State St.

8pm, Doors open at 7pm

General Admission $25


Toronzo Cannon: Shut Up and Play! Record Release Party

SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

8pm, Doors open at 7pm

$16 - $22, All Ages



Blues Fest Kickoff featuring Nick Moss Band

Epiphany Center For The Arts: Epiphany Hall, 201 S. Ashland Ave.

Doors: 5pm for Golden Hour | 8:30pm to Epiphany Hall

Showtime: 9pm, Must be 21+

Tickets: Free admission



House band featuring various vocalists including, Shorty Mack, Mizz Peaches, Ace, and more

Paula's Place, 1458 W. 51 St.


Friday, June 7, 2024


10th annual Blues Fest AfterParty

Reggies Chicago, 2105 S. State St.


Lil' Jimmy Reed w/ Ben Levin Band

Rosa's Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage Ave.

Doors open at 8pm

9:30 show, Admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the door if available.

11pm show, Admission is $20 in advance, $20 at the door if available.


Saturday, June 8, 2024


Hot Blues Night

Chess Records Studio, 2120 S. Michigan Ave.

9pm-midnight, Admission is $30 per person

Featuring Nick Moss Trio with special guest Ben Levin.

Sunday, June 9, 2024


Joe Pratt & Source One Band

The Odyssey East, 9942 S. Torrence Ave.



Vocalist Little Harvey & Chi-Town Blues

Rooster's Palace, 5748 W. North Ave.


Blues Time with Tom Marker

Tom Marker’s weekly Blues radio program, "Blues Time with Tom Marker," airing every Saturday evening on WDCB, Chicago's Listener Supported Jazz and Blues Station, heard at 90.9 fm in the Chicago area and at everywhere, Tom Marker will continue to present Buddy Guy as one of his featured artists every night from the first of April until the Chicago Blues Festival. Additionally, other artists will be included in the programming every week for the four Saturdays leading up to the fest.