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Second Monday Blues Series, FREE! Hosted by Billy Branch


As you well know, the Logan Center for the Arts is one of the few institutions supporting the Blues by providing quality Blues programs for our community. We want to get the word out about this upcoming series, so the Logan Center will continue supporting the Blues! It just so happens that the first featured artist at this intimate event is Jimmy Johnson!

The Second Monday Blues Series is FREE SERIES sponsored by the Logan Center for the Arts.

It is an intimate Blues series featuring internationally recognized Blues legends and emerging artists.

It will be hosted by 3 time Grammy nominee and Emmy Award winner, Billy Branch.

Billy Branch will feature the legendary JIMMY JOHNSON , who is soon-to-be 90 years old! He was playing the Blues BEFORE the birth of rock and roll! His guitar playing and vocals outshine even the young players. Due to the historical importance of the featured artists, the series will be filmed for archival purposes.


Café Logan located within the Logan Center 915 E 60th St. Chicago 60637

7 - 9:30 PM

Second Monday Blues will be the second Monday of the month (excluding December) November - April

1. Nov. 12, 2018 Jimmy Johnson

2. Jan. 14, 2019 Mary Lane

3. Feb 11, 2019 Lurrie Bell & Billy Branch

4. Mar 11, 2019 Jamiah Rogers

5. April 8, 2019 Jimmy Burns

7 PM - Billy interviews featured artist 7:20 - Billy plays a song or two w/the featured artist 7:30 - Featured Artist and his band play

9:30 - Ending

BACKSTORY: Chicago’s South Side was once the burgeoning mecca of the Chicago Blues. While the immortal influence of Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon thrive around the world, the presence of this powerful African American folk music has all but dissipated on the Southside of Chicago. The Logan Center has taken giant strides to bring this cultural legacy to the forefront of South Side culture by featuring the Chicago Blues in 3 significant events: 1) the annual October Blues Fest; 2) School Music Programs; and 3) a Monthly Blues series in the Logan Café entitled, Logan Center Second Monday Blues Hosted by Billy Branch

Attached is a digital poster for this first event featuring almost 90 years old, Jimmy Johnson.

The following URL is a link to an article about this series:

We hope to see all true Blues fans there!

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