THE  CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL
Throughout May and June there will be several preview performances and film screenings for the 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival happening this June 12–14. The preview events will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center, Daley Plaza, Maxwell Street Market and Chicago Public Library locations throughout the city.
Highlights include two special documentary film screenings in honor of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.). On Tuesday, May 26, at 6 p.m. the festival will present The Life and Times of Muddy Waters –Can’t Be Satisfied and on Thursday, June 4, at 6 p.m. Willie Dixon – I Am The Blues, 1977. The Chicago Blues Festival preview celebration on Daley Plaza is set for Monday, June 8, at noon with a Willie Dixon Tribute featuring Bobby Dixon and special guests.  For a complete schedule visit chicagobluesfestival.us
Chicago Blues Festival Preview Events Schedule
(subject to change)
Tuesday, May 5, noon
Concert: Chick Rodgers
Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square, 1st Fl North
78 E. Washington St.
Saturday, May 9, 2 p.m.
Concert: Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith
Woodson Regional Chicago Public Library
9525 S. Halsted St.
Tuesday, May 12, noon
Concert: Cash Box Kings
Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square, 1st Fl North
78 E. Washington St.
Thursday, May 14, noon
Speakin’ of the Blues: Celebrating the Centennial of Willie Dixon,
Featuring Billy Branch, Jacqueline Dixon & Keshia Dixon
Harold Washington Chicago Public Library Center, Auditorium
400 S. State St.
Saturday, May 16, noon
Concert: Barrelhouse Chuck
Sulzer Regional Chicago Public Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave.
Sunday, May 17, noon
Concert: Eric Noden Band
Maxwell Street Market
800 S. Desplaines St.
Tuesday, May 26, 6 p.m.
Documentary Film: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters – Can’t Be Satisfied (2002)
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Fl North
78 E. Washington St.
Thursday, June 4, 6 p.m.
Documentary Film: Willie Dixon – I Am The Blues (1977)
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Fl North
78 E. Washington St.
Monday, June 8, noon
Daley Plaza Blues Preview Celebration
Concert: Willie Dixon Tribute featuring Bobby Dixon and Special Guests
50 W. Washington St.
The 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival is June 12–14 in Grant Park featuring headliners Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal Trio, Toronzo Cannon, Syl Johnson, Clarence Carter presented by ADA 25 Chicago, Zora Young, Big Bill Morganfield, Mud Morganfield, Bobby Dixon, Alex Dixon, Billy Branch and a special centennial concert honoring Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. The festival is FREE and open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Performances at the Petrillo Music Shell will feature headliners from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12, continuing on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events along with the following sponsors: ADA 25 Chicago, Aquafina, Bud Light, Chicago Jazz Magazine, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, Communications Direct, Humana, LaGrou Distribution System, Pepsi, Southwest Airlines, VISITJACKSON.COM, WGN-TV, 93XRT and 98.9fm WDCB.
For a complete schedule and festival details, please visit chicagobluesfestival.us
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