2012 Chicago Blues Festival

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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.)

 

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