2016 WCBS Street Stage Line-up at the Chicago Blues Festival

It is gonna be another great Chicago Blues Fest

Thank you, blues fans!

Harp player Steve Bell (son of Carey and a member of John Primer's band) with the next generation of Chicago blues.

A big thanks to the city of Chicago for hosting another great Blues Festival in the blues capital of the world, thanks to all the musicians for the great entertainment throughout the fest, thanks to our sponsors for their support and a final big thanks to the fans  and Street Stage volunteers who came out to have fun and support the music!

If you had the time of your life at the fest and, in particular, enjoyed the music on our Street Stage, please consider donating to our WCBS Street Stage Fund. This GoFundMe campaign will help pay the incredible musicians who entertained you all weekend and help us continue to do this stage going forward.

Keep supporting live music!


The campaign ends on June 30, 2015.

Posted 6.16.15 by Karen Murphy

June 14 @ The WCBS Street Stage

It’s the last day of the 2015 Chicago Blues Festival and what a lineup we’ve got leading up to the Centennial Celebrations for  Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters at Petrillo.

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(includes club info to continue your blues party)

11 – 11:40am
Mz. Peachez & Her Casanovas w/Killer Ray Allison

11:50am – 12:45pm
Willie Buck’s Right Sound Blues Band

1 – 2:20pm
Bob Margolin & the VizzTone Allstars

featuring Bob Corritore, Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling with the Jewel Tones, Long Tall Deb & Colin John, Rob Stone and Richard Rosenblatt

2:35 – 3:50pm
Wolf All-Stars w/ John Primer

plus Vance Kelly, Harmonica Hinds, Eddie Taylor Jr. and Tre’ Banks

4 – 5:15pm
Keyboard Round-robin hosted by Marty Sammon

featuring Harry Z, Ariyo, Charlie Brown and  Ronnie Hicks

5:30 – 6:30pm
Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band

6:40 – 7:30pm
Chainsaw Dupont’s Blues Warriors

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Taj Mahal cancels Blues Fest appearance

Taj Mahal at the 2014 Blues on the Fox (PHOTO: © Murphy Media/Karen Murphy)

Taj Mahal has canceled his 2015 Chicago Blues Festival appearance due to health reasons. He will be replaced on Saturday, June 13 (630pm), by our reigning queen of the blues Shemekia Copeland.


530pm Toronzo Cannon

630pm Shemekia Copeland

805pm Buddy Guy

Posted 6.3.15 by Karen Murphy

2015 Blues Festival Lineups are here!

Start planning your weekend. We’ve got all the info you need.