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2013 Chicago Blues Festival schedule

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Updated: July 8, 2013 6:14AM



Here is a look at what’s lined up for 2013’s Chicago Blues Festival.

JUNE 7 – GRANT PARK

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

11:15 a.m.–12:15 pm: Dented Trucks

12:45–2 p.m: Toronzo Cannon

2:30–3:45 p.m.: Mississippi Heat

4:15 –5:30 p.m.: Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m: Panel Discussion — The Mississippi Blues Trail with Jim O’Neal, Scott Barretta and Allison Washington

12:45 –1:30 p.m.: Terry “Harmonica” Bean

1:45–2:45 p.m.: Lightnin’ Malcolm

3–4 p.m.: Bill “Howlin Madd” Perry

4:30–5:30 p.m.: John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band

6–7:45 p.m.: Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith Blues Jam

Note: MS Juke Joint might end at 8 p.m.

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Noon–1 p.m.: Blues in the Schools with Stone Academy, Eric Noden, Katherine Davis (confirmed)

1:30–2:30 p.m.: Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello

3–4 p.m.: The Jimmy Burns Band

4:30–5:30 p.m.: Cicero Blake

Petrillo Music Shell

6–6:45 p.m.: Earnest “Guitar” Roy

7:05–8:05 p.m.: Irma Thomas

8:30–9:30 p.m.: Bobby Rush and his Blues Band

JUNE 8 — GRANT PARK

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Bobby Slim James

12:45–2 p.m.: Michael Coleman and the New Back Breakers

2:30–3:45 p.m.: Peaches and the Groove Shakers

4:15–5:30 p.m.: Mike Avery and West Side Soul

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion (Pinetop Perkins 100th B-Day) with Pat Morgan, Barrelhouse Chuck & Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

1–2 p.m.: The Peterson Brothers Band

2:30–3:30 p.m.: Eddie Taylor Jr.

4–5 p.m.: Castro Coleman

5:30–7:45 p.m.: Tribute to Howlin’ Wolf featuring Eddie Shaw and friends

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Noon–1 p.m.: Liz Mandeville and the Blue Points

1:30–2:30 p.m.: Khalif Wailin’ Walter

3–4 p.m.: Holle Thee Maxwell

4:30–5:30 p.m.: Larry McCray

Petrillo Music Shell

5–6 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks, of Dolton

6:30–7:45 p.m.: Otis Clay and the Platinum Band featuring Uvee Hayes

8:15–9:30 p.m.: The Memphis Soul Revue starring the Bar-Kays with special guests Eddie Floyd & Sir Mack Rice

JUNE 9 — GRANT PARK

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Willie Buck

12:45–2 p.m.: Dave Weld & Imperial Flames

2:30–3:45 p.m.: Grana Louise & TroubleMaker

4:15–5:30 p.m.: Linsey Alexander Blues Band

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Panel Discussion — Delmark Records 60th with Bob Koester and Steve Wagner

12:30–1:30 p.m.: Nellie Tiger Travis

2–3 p.m.: Vickie Baker

3:30–4:30 p.m.: Big Time Sarah and Mike Wheeler Blues Band

5–6 p.m.: Jarekus Singleton

6:30–7:45 p.m.: Blues Jam Session with Jarekus Singleton

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Noon–12:45 p.m.: Fruteland Jackson

1–2 p.m.: Lurrie Bell’s Chicago Blues Band

2:30–3:45 p.m.: John Primer Trio & Michal Prokop Trio (trio from Czech Republic)

4:15–5:30 p.m.: Magic Slim Tribute featuring Shawn Holt & The Teardrops

Petrillo Music Shell

5:30–6:15 p.m.: Shirley Johnson

6:35–7:35 p.m.: Jimmy Johnson Band

8–9:30 p.m.: Chicago Blues: Old School, New Millennium – featuring James Cotton, John Primer, Billy Branch, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Lil’ Ed, Deitra Farr, Demetria Taylor, Matthew Skoller, Billy Flynn, Johnny Iguana, Felton Crews & Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

Note: The schedule is subject to change.



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