The 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival will honor two of Chicago’s blues legends: Willie Dixon, “the poet laureate of the blues,” and Muddy Waters, “the father of modern Chicago blues,” throughout the weekend of June 12-14.
The festival, which will be held in Grant Park, will close with a Special Centennial Celebration on Sunday, June 14. Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues will open the show at 530pm on the Petrillo stage, followed by a tribute to Willie Dixon featuring the Dixon family members plus Branch, Sugar Blue, John Watkins and others.
The Dixon tribute will be followed by a Muddy Waters tribute at 815pm featuring Muddy’s sons Mud and Big Bill Morganfield joined by Bob Margolin, John Primer, Rick Kreher, Bob Stroger, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, E.G. McDaniel, Paul Oscher, Jerry Portnoy and Barrelhouse Chuck.
The city will release the complete schedule later this spring. Stay tuned.
Posted 2.3.15 by Karen Murphy
The 2014 Chicago Blues Fest is now a cherished memory. Just a short note to say a heartfelt thank you to:
- the incredible musicians who played at our stage and made it the place to be at the 2014 Chicago Blues Fest
- our generous sponsors—Alligator Records, Earwig Music, Blind Pig Records, Cermak Produce and the Blues Festival Guide
- our tireless volunteers who worked long and hard at our booth and
- the enthusiastic fans, who came, supported the music and, in the process, had the time their lives!
Keep supporting the blues and live music!
WCBS Communications Director
We are….ready, that is, for Chicago’s biggest blues party of the year.
PLAN YOUR WEEKEND NOW.
2014 Chicago Blues Festival (JUNE 13 - 15, Grant Park)
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The City of Chicago has released the full lineup for the 2014 Chicago Blues Fest, which will be held June 13 – 15 in Grant Park. There also is a full schedule of events leading up to the Fest in May and early June.
Check it out right now.
Posted 4.2.14 by Karen Murphy
Corky Siegel (PHOTO: Murphy Media/Karen Murphy)
During his Blues Breakers show last night, XRT’s Tom Marker announced the headliners who will appear on the Petrillo Music Shell stage during the 2014 Chicago Blues Fest. The fest will be held June 13-15 in Grant Park.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13
A Tribute to John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson (He would have been 100 this year.)
Featured performers: Siegel-Schwall Band with Sam Lay, Marcella Detroit (aka Marcy Levy, famous for cowriting one of Clapton’s biggest hits, Lay Down Sally) and Bill Boy Arnold, among others.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
SUNDAY, JUNE 15
Stay tune for more announcements, including the lineup for the Windy City Blues Society Street Stage.
Posted 1.28.14 by Karen Murphy