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2013 Chicago Blues Festival – Finale




Published on Jun 10, 2013

” James Cotton, Billy Branch, Matt Skoller, Lil’ Ed,, Eddy Clearwater, Deitra Farr, John Primer, Demetria Taylor, Felton Crews, Billy Flynn, Kenny Smith, Johnny Iguana.”












Finale – Tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson – Chicago Blues Festival 2014





Published on Jul 14, 2014

” Finale – Tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson – Chicago Blues Festival – June 13, 2014.

  Billy Boy Arnold, Mark Hummel, Billy Flynn, Billy Branch, Omar Coleman, Marcella Detroit, Sambo Irby, and Corky Siegel – harp and vocals

Sam Lay and Harvey Mendel – vocals
Jim Schwall – guitar and vocals
Rollo Radford – bass and vocals
Johnny Iguana – piano
Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith – drums “
















” Chicago Blues Festival: Blues Festival Headliners Travel Up The Mississippi To Chicago ~ 

FREE Admission • Millennium Park • Grant Park • June 6 – 9, 2013

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.” Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.

Performance Schedule & Lineup:

May is blues month in Chicago! Enjoy a number of Chicago Blues Festival preview events throughout the City at the Chicago Cultural Center, Daley Plaza and other locations.

Thursday, June 6
The 2013 Chicago Blues Festival kicks-off on Thursday, June 6 in Millennium Park with performances by Shemekia Copeland (above) and Quinn Sullivan.

Friday, June 7
The Chicago Blues Festival moves to Grant Park on Friday with performances by Irma Thomas and Bobby Rush (above) and his Blues Band.

Saturday, June 8
Saturday’s headliners include Otis Clay, Uvee Hayes, The Bar-Kays, Eddie Floyd (above) and Sir Mack Rice.

Sunday, June 9
The Chicago Blues Festival closes on Sunday, June 9 with performances by blues greats James Cotton (above), John Primer, Billy Branch, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater and many more.” 


Thursday, June 6 
Millennium Park – Hours: 6:30-9pm
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL 60602

Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9 
Grant Park – Hours: 11am-9:30pm
Jackson & Columbus
Chicago, IL 60602

Source: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival.html




HT/ Blues Advocate