2012 Chicago Blues Festival

View Comments
mavis1 2012 Chicago Blues Festival

Sunday Night Headliner Mavis Staples

The 2012 Chicago Blues Festival is on! Taking place on June 8, 9, & 10 in Grant Park, the Blues Fest is still three, free days at and around the Petrillo Music Shell. There will be five stages beginning as early as 11:15 AM and wrapping up around 9:30 PM.

Watch this space for an announcement coming soon about the annual Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast from Buddy Guy’s Legends the day before the fest begins. Beginning at 6 PM on Thursday, June 7, we’ll be broadcasting live from Legends with some of the best in blues in a no-cover-charge show at Chicago’s premier live blues venue.

billy 2012 Chicago Blues Festival

Billy Branch headlines the Crossroads Stage on Saturday the 9th.

Friday June 8

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm – The Jimmy Reed Family
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Quintus McCormick
  • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Zora Young
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm – Joe Louis Walker

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Panel Discussion (Lightnin’ Hopkins) with Roger Wood, Chris Strachwitz & Alan Govenar
  • 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm – Ol’ Skool Revue from the Delta Music Institute of Delta State University

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Windy City Blues Society Stage

  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am – Chicago Kingsnakes
  • Noon – 12:45 pm – Steepwater Band
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – “Chicago Delta”: Mississippi Gabe Carter & Black Oil Brothers
  • 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm – Jimmy Dawkins
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Cash Box Kings
  • 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm – Earwig Music Review: Rob Stone, Chris James & Patrick Rynn
  • 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – Acoustic Blues Session

Petrillo Music Shell

(A Centennial Celebration of Lightnin’ Hopkins)

Saturday June 9

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Tommy McCracken
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Diunna and Blue Mercy
  • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Bob Jones with Ronnie Hicks & The Masheen Company Band featuring Mike Wheeler
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm – Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Panel Discussion of Malaco Records (Tommy Couch, Jr., Wolf Stephenson, Brett Bonner & Alex Thomas)
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Terry “Big T” Williams
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Mark “Muleman” Massey
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Homemade Jamz Blues Band featuring Ryan, Kyle & Taya Perry

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Windy City Blues Society Stage

  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am – Fernando Jones presents “Blues Kids of America”
  • Noon – 12:50 pm – Big DooWopper
  • 1:10 pm – 2:10 pm – Sam Lay joins Bob Riedy and Bob Corritore
  • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Omar Coleman & Friends: Kenny Smith, Bob Stroger & Billy Flynn
  • 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm – Harmonica Blowout: Harry Garner Band w/ many harp guests
  • 5:30 pm – 6:10 pm – Nigel Mack Band
  • 6:25 – 7:00 pm – Geneva Red’s Original Delta Fireballs

Petrillo Music Shell

Sunday, June 10

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Demetria Taylor
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Mary Lane and the No Static Blues Band
  • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Charles Wilson
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm – Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

  • 11:30 am – 12:15 pm – Howlin’ Wolf B-Day/Panel Discussion with Barbra Marks, Sterling Plumpp & Dick Shurman
  • 12:30 pm – 1:25 pm – The Rising Stars Fife and Drum Band
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Eden Brent
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Pat Brown
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Patrice Moncel
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Mississippi Jam Session with Dexter Allen

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Homemade Jamz Blues Band featuring Ryan, Kyle & Taya Perry
  • 1:30pm – 2:30 pm – Lurrie Bell
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Omar Coleman and Friends
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang

Windy City Blues Society Stage

  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am – Moonlighters
  • Noon – 3:50 pm – Five bands compete in Round 1 of the “Chicago Blues Challenge”
  • 4:10 pm – 5:00 pm – Pistol Pete Band
  • 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm – Kilborn Alley Blues Band with special guest Deak Harp
  • 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – Liz Mandeville & Donna Herula Duo

Petrillo Music Shell

 

(Schedule subject to change.)

 

Read more from Tom Marker

Visit the Blues Breakers page

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 775 other followers