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LOGAN CENTER BLUESFEST OCT 19-21


The Logan Center continues its tradition of celebrating and promoting the rich cultural landscape of Chicago's South Side with a three day festival of concerts, workshops, film, and conversation. From October 19–21, 2018, the Logan Center Bluesfest will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center.

Many of the The Logan Center continues its tradition of celebrating and promoting the rich cultural landscape of Chicago's South Side with a three day festival of concerts, workshops, film, and conversation.

From October 19–21, 2018, the Logan Center Bluesfest will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center.

Many of the events during the Logan Center Bluesfest are free. Tickets are now available for certain ticketed events! Click Here for tickets

2018 LOGAN CENTER BLUESFEST SCHEDULE OCTOBER 19-21, 2018

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

5 -7pm - Exhibition Opening for "Ernest C. Withers: Documenting Memphis Music", Free, Café Logan

5:30pm- John Primer and Steve Bell, Free, Café Logan 7:30pm- Chris Thomas King, with Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton opening


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

1-2:30pm -Chicago Blues: an Urban Experience, Free, Performance Penthouse 1:30-2:30pm-Adult Workshop with Bill Sims Jr., Free, RSVP RECOMMENDED

3-4pm – Blues Workshop for Youth with Katherine Davis (Ages 11-16), Free, RSVP RECOMMENDED 3-4pm – “Blues Everywhere I Go” with Zahra Baker (Ages 7-10), Free, RSVP RECOMMENDED

3-3:45pm - “Bitten by the Blues” Book release and Q&A with Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A Roberts, Free, Performance Penthouse

4pm: Fernando Jones’ Blues Kids of America, Free, Café Logan 5-6pm: LIFE STORIES -August Wilson, The Blues…and then some, Free, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

6pm: Bill Sims Jr, Free, Café Logan

7:30pm: Sanctified and Secular: Sisters in the Blues- Ruthie Foster with Deitra Farr and Leanne Faine


10:30pm - Pro-Am Jam with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, Free, Performance Penthouse

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

11-1pm: Blues Brunch: Johnny Iguana and Michael Caskey from The Claudette’s 12-1:30pm– Intergenerational Blues Poetry Workshop with avery r. young, Free, RSVP RECOMMENDED 1-2pm- Circumnavigating the Blues Line of Literature with Tyehimba Jess, Free, RSVP RECOMMENDED

2-3:30pm - Exploring "American Epic", including a discussion with members of the Creative Team including producer, Allison McGourty, Free, Logan Screening Room

4pm-4:45pm - Live Interview: Billy Branch Interviews his mentor and friend, the poet Sterling Plumpp, Free, Logan Performance Hall

5pm- Stories Untold: Tyehimba Jess, Sterling Plumpp and Billy Branch, Free, Performance Hall

7pm - Charlie Musselwhite, also featuring a Chicago Blues Harmonica Summit


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