2017 Chicago Blues Festival

2017 Chicago Blues Festival

Millennium Park

Windy City Blues Society

 

The WCBS is happy to be a part of the 2017 Chicago Blues Festival and happy to share our spot with Southwest Airlines and the Blues Kids of America Foundation.

This the MAP of the fest…..We are right Here……Randolph & Michigan

Our new design

A New Sticker / Postcard combo.

 

THE COMPLETE LINE – UP

 

Blues Village Stage

Located in Wrigley Square – programmed by the Blues Kids Foundation & the Windy City Blues Society

 

 

 

Friday, June 9

  • 11am                The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase, hosted by Fernando Jones

  • 11:45am            The Blues Kids Foundation Press Party Showcase:  Chicago (Has Got Everything You Need)
  • 12:30pm    Queen Beautiful

  • 1:00pm            Southwest Airlines Interview

  • 1:30pm      Jamiah Rogers Band

  • 2:30pm            The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

  • 2:45pm            Southwest Airlines Interview

  • 3:15pm            The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

  • 4pm           Rob Stone & Friends

  • 4:30pm            Southwest Airlines Interview/changeover

  • 5pm           Andrew Diehl Trio

  • 6pm                 Fernando Jones Presents: The International Pro Jam

  • 6:45pm            The Blues Kids Foundation Jam Session

  • 7:30pm      Derrick Procell Band

 

Saturday, June 10

  • 11am               The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

  • 11:45am            The Blues Kids Foundation Press Party Showcase, hosted by Fernando Jones

  • 12:30pm   Doc Odie Payne & Pain Relief Smooth Blues Band

  • 1:00pm            Southwest Airlines Interview

  • 1:30pm    Alastair Greene Band

  • 2:30pm            The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

  • 2:45pm            Southwest Airlines Interview

  • 3:15pm            The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase (Drawstring bag give-a-way) Chicago (Has Got Everything You Need)
  • 4pm           Darren Jay & the Delta Souls

  • 4:30pm            Southwest Airlines Interview

  • 5pm         Mike Ledbetter Band

  • 6pm                 The Blues Kids Foundation Jam Session

  • 6:45pm            Fernando Jones: Salute to the Divine 9 Concert

  • 7:30pm      Bo Ricketts

Sunday, June

  • 11:00am               The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

  • 11:45am          The Blues Kids Foundation Press Party Showcase, hosted by Fernando Jones

  • 12:30pm   JB Ritchie and Buzz Krantz

  • 1:00pm            Southwest Airlines Interview

  • 1:30pm      Thaddeus Krolicki & Friends

  • 2:30pm            The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

  • 2:45pm            Southwest Airlines Interview

  • 3:15pm            The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase: Chicago (Has Got Everything You Need)

  • 4pm           Cash Box Kings

  • 4:30pm           Southwest Airlines Interview

  • 5pm           Shoji Naito & the New Cool Old School

  • 6pm                Fernando Jones

  • 6:45pm           The Blues Kids Foundation Ultimate Jam Session

  • 7:30pm      Black Oil Brothers

 

 

 

Lonnie Brooks we miss you

Lonnie was a really nice person, we will miss him as a regular guy. Our hearts go out to his family. Losing a father, is never easy especially for boys. Please keep their entire family in your prayers and good thoughts

2017 Chicago Blues Fest Line-up is GREAT

So excited to see Zakiya Hooker on the schedule for the 2017 Chicago Blues Fest. I think this is one of the best line-ups The City has had in years.

 

WE also have the “KingFish” young fella, bout 16 or so, Out of ClARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI playing the Chicago Blues Fest.  I really like the line-up the City put together.

 

The Cedrick Burnside Project and all things Cerdick Burnside are a great addition to the Chicago Blues Fest line-up.  More of my favorite Mississippi Blues musicians and directly related to R.L. Burnside and the beat that started Hip-Hop (maybe).  Click the link below to view an amazing video.

Cedric Burnside Project, Walnut Cove Farm

 

 

 

2017 Blues Blast Music Awards Submission Information

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Hello Everyone,

We are sending this out to all our Blues contacts and subscribers. Submissions for the 2017 Blues Blast Music Awards are now open.

The Blues Blast Music Awards honor contemporary Blues artists, their music and their recordings. Artists with major labels and indie artists are eligible to be considered. Please pass this information on to artists and other relevant contacts.

The eligibility release period for specific recordings is from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017.

All submissions must be received by April 15, 2016. Here is the list of categories for the 2017 awards:

NOMINATION CATEGORIES

Contemporary Blues Album

Traditional Blues Album

Soul Blues Album

Rock Blues Album

Acoustic Blues Album

Live Blues Album

New Artist Debut Album

Historical or Vintage Blues Album

Female Blues Artist Of The Year

Male Blues Artist Of The Year

Blues Band Of The Year

Sean Costello Rising Star Award

Categories such as Male Blues Artist, Female Blues Artist, Blues Band and the Rising Star Award are not tied to these specific dates but instead are based on our nominators recent observations of performances of touring artists over the past year.

Complete information including submission instructions and all 2017 guidelines are at: http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/2017-blues-blast-submission-information/

Nominees will be announced in June and voting by the public begins in July.

If you have questions please feel free to call me or email me.

Thanks!

Bob Kieser

 

 


Blues!