Chicago Blues Festival Schedule — Friday, June 9, 2023

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Thursday, June 8

Friday, June 9

Saturday, June 10

Sunday, June 11


(schedule is subject to change)

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 2:15-2:30pm - National Anthem/Mayoral Proclamation for Delmark Records/Commissioner's Welcome/Tom Marker
  • 2:30-3:45pm - Delmark Records 70th Anniversary Celebration
    With Dave Specter, Steve Bell, Larry Williams, Roosevelt Purifoy, Johnny Iguana, Big Ray Stewart, Nick Alexander, Johnny Burgin, Willie Buck, Dave Weld & Monica Myhre, Shirley Johnson, Sharon Lewis, Bob Stroger
  • 4:00-5:00pm - Nora Jean Wallace
  • 5:15-6:15pm - Jontavious Willis
  • 6:30-7:30pm - Jimmy Burns Band
  • 7:45-9:00pm - John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band


Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (South Promenade)

  • 12:00-1:00pm - Mzz Reese
  • 1:15-2:15pm - Lightnin’ Malcolm
  • 2:30-3:30pm - Eddie Cotton
  • 3:45-5:00pm - Vasti Jackson


Rosa’s Lounge (North Promenade)


Emcee: Tony Mangiullo
Daily showcase of Chicago Blues legends and emerging artists that have called Rosa's Lounge home over the last 39 years.

  • 12:30-1:20pm - Stephen Hull
  • 1:35-2:25pm - Big Mike and the R&B Kings featuring Sierra Green
  • 2:40-3:30pm - Melody Angel
  • 3:45-4:45pm - Eddie Taylor - 100th Birthday with the Taylor Family "the Taylor Family: Featuring Larry, Brenda, Edna, Demetria and Tim"
  • 5:00-6:00pm - Rico McFarland
  • 6:15-7:30pm - Last Call with WDCB Radio and The Smiley Tillmon Band featuring Kate Moss


Film Screening: Chicago Cultural Center (Claudia Cassidy Theater)

1pm - Film screening of "Born in Chicago" followed by a Q&A

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Full-length documentary on the Chicago Blues, co‐directed by Emmy award-winner John Anderson with Bob Sarles.