WED, NOV. 11 @ 530pm
Buddy Guy’s Legends
Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang and Low-reen and the Maxwell St. Market Blues Band will play.
The event supports suicide prevention and mental health advocacy
Tickets: $40 / $45 door / $75 VIP
Veterans get in free!
Posted on 11.10.15 by Karen Murphy
Charlie Love and the Silky Smooth Band is going to Memphis to represent the Windy City Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in January!
A big thanks to all the great bands, the judges and all the the fans who came out to cheer on the bands! Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners came in 2nd Place.
Jamiah “On Fire” and the Red Machine won the best self-produced CD with Winners Never Quit and will compete in Memphis in that category.
Watch for more photos at the end of the week.
Posted 11.9.15 by Karen Murphy
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
featuring Elmore James Jr. and the Broomdusters
NOV 6 @ 9pm
210 Green Bay Rd., Highwood
$5-$10 suggested donation at the door
We’ve got great raffle prizes!
Come on down!
Posted 10.29.15 by Karen Murphy
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Nine bands will compete Sunday, Nov.8, at Buddy Guy’s Legends for the chance to represent the Windy City Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in late January.
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 530pm
WHERE: Buddy Guy’s Legends (700 S. Wabash)
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We will also have a live stream, but just show up. You’ll have more fun than being on your couch.
Charlie Love and the Silky Smooth Blues Band
Doug James and the Pocket
Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners
Marty “Big Dog” Mercer
Mz Peachez and Her Casanovas
R.C. and the 3rd Shift
Street Jaxkson Band
Steve Temkin from WNUR, the Northwestern University radio station
There also will be an opening set by Bo Ricketts and a closing set by Bill Grady.
OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES
There is a $25 entry fee and you must send in both the application form and the parental consent form.
GET THE FORMS
The 2015 Chicago Blues Challenge Youth Showcase
Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 8 pm
Columbia College (1014 S. Michigan, Room 411).
Seated is very limited
The Chicago Blues Challenge
The Blues Foundation
Updated on 10.29.15 by Karen Murphy
Each year The Blues Foundation in Memphis hosts a Best Self-Produced Blues CD Contest as part of its annual International Blues Challenge (IBC). Each Blues Society in good standing can submit one CD to this International contest.
To determine the best CD to submit to the Blues Foundation contest to represent Chicago and the WCBS, we are hosting a local Best Self-Produced Blues CD competition.
SUBMISSION FEE FOR EACH CD ENTERED: $10 (nonrefundable)
DEADLINE TO ENTER: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
GET THE APPLICATION/COMPLETE CONTEST RULES
This competition is in conjunction with the Chicago Blues Challenge, which will be held Nov. 8 at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Learn more
Posted 9.25.15 by Karen Murphy