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June 9th - 12th | Chicago Blues Festival Full Schedule


Toronzo Cannon
Toronzo Cannon photo by Christine Jeffers

The Chicago Blues Festival is back in full groove this year starting Thursday June 9th - Sunday June 12th. The festival is being held in Millennium Park, the Austin and Bronzeville neighborhoods and the Chicago River Walk.


Back this year as well are the legendary after shows that happen at clubs and venues across the city!


Below we have the full schedule of performances for the fest and some after shows that you won't want to miss!







Chicago Blues Festival Visit official website | Millennium Park, Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.

JUNE 9, 2022 - Thursday Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 2:40-2:50pm - National Anthem/Commissioner's Welcome/Tom Marker

  • 2:55-4:10pm - Tribute to Erwin Helfer and his Boogie Woogie Ensemble (with Skinny Williams, Davide Illardi, Katherine Davis, John Brumbach and Lou Marini)

  • 4:30-5:00pm - Emerging Artist - Jamiah Rogers

  • 5:15-6:15pm - Joanna Connor

  • 6:30-7:30pm - Toronzo Cannon

  • 7:45-9:00pm - Shemekia Copeland

Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (Chase Promenade North)

Rosa’s Lounge (Chase Promenade South)

  • 12-9pm Each day featuring legendary Chicago blues musicians performing in an intimate Maxwell Street style setting presented by Rosa's Lounge. One of Chicago's premiere venues for the past 38 years! (Hosted by owner of Rosa's Tony Mangiullo)

 

JUNE 10, 2022 - Friday

Billy Branch
Billy Branch

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 2:40-2:50pm - National Anthem/Commissioner's Welcome/Tom Marker

  • 2:55-4:10pm - Tribute to Bob Stroger & Friends with special guest, Sam Burckhardt (with Billy Flynn, Kenny Smith, Rockin Eddie, Sam B and One Take Willie)

  • 4:30-5:00pm - Emerging Artist - Joey J. Saye

  • 5:15-6:15pm - Thornetta Davis

  • 6:30-7:30pm - The Mike Wheeler Band

  • 7:45-9:00pm - Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues

Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (Chase Promenade North)

Rosa’s Lounge (Chase Promenade South)

  • 12-9pm Each day featuring legendary Chicago blues musicians performing in an intimate Maxwell Street style setting presented by Rosa's Lounge. One of Chicago's premiere venues for the past 38 years! (Hosted by owner of Rosa's Tony Mangiullo)

 

JUNE 11, 2022 - Saturday

Cedric Burnside photo by Abraham Rowe
Cedric Burnside photo by Abraham Rowe

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 2:40-2:50pm - National Anthem/Commissioner's Welcome/Tom Marker

  • 2:55-4:10pm - Chicago Soul Tribute to Gene Barge, Cicero Blake & Willie Henderson featuring Willie Henderson's Big Bad Blues Band with special guests Ruby Andrews, Samota Acklin, Theresa Davis, Joe Barr and Willie White

  • 4:30-5:00pm - Emerging Artist - Nick Alexander

  • 5:15-6:15pm - Melody Angel

  • 6:30-7:30pm - Rico McFarland

  • 7:45-9:00pm - Ronnie Baker Brooks

Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (Chase Promenade North)

  • 12-1:00pm - JW Williams

  • 1:15-2:15pm - Dexter Allen

  • 2:30-3:30pm - Keith Johnson & The Big Muddy Band

  • 3:45-5:00pm - Cedric Burnside

Rosa’s Lounge (Chase Promenade South)

  • 12-9pm Each day featuring legendary Chicago blues musicians performing in an intimate Maxwell Street style setting presented by Rosa's Lounge. One of Chicago's premiere venues for the past 38 years! (Hosted by owner of Rosa's Tony Mangiullo)

 

JUNE 12, 2022 - Sunday

The Kinsey Report
The Kinsey Report

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 2:40-2:50pm - National Anthem/Commissioner's Welcome/Tom Marker

  • 2:55-4:10pm - Women in Blues with a special tribute to Mary Lane featuring special guests, Peaches Staten, Shirley Johnson, Sheryl Youngblood, Demetria Taylor, Nora Jean Wallace, Laretha Weathersby, Sharon Lewis, Anne Harris and Donna Herula. Hosted by Lynne Jordan.

  • 4:30-5:00pm - Emerging Artist - Ivy Ford

  • 5:15-6:15pm - Annika Chambers

  • 6:30-7:30pm - The Kinsey Report

  • 7:45-9:00pm - Eric Gales

Visit Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (Chase Promenade North)

Rosa’s Lounge (Chase Promenade South)

  • 12-9pm Each day featuring legendary Chicago blues musicians performing in an intimate Maxwell Street style setting presented by Rosa's Lounge. One of Chicago's premiere venues for the past 38 years! (Hosted by owner of Rosa's Tony Mangiullo)


 

Chicago Riverwalk - Chicago Blues Festival Schedule June 9-12, 2022

Blues on the Riverwalk, 12–1pm & 5–6pm brings top Blues musicians including Harmonica Hinds Duo, Vino Louden Duo, Gerry Hundt and Fruteland Jackson to perform at The Confluence on the scenic Chicago Riverwalk (Franklin and Lake St).

 

Taste of Chicago Austin - Chicago Blues Festival Performances

June 11, 2022 • June 11: Taste of Chicago Austin featuring Soul City Blues, Austin neighborhood, 5720 W. Chicago Ave., 12-8pm

Taste of Chicago comes to Austin with top local food vendors and live Blues music. Enjoy everything from savory soul food to the best tacos while listening to Mzz Reese, Joe Pratt and The Source One Band, Mary Lane and The No Static Blues Band, Tail Dragger, Demetria Taylor and Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

 

Bronzeville Blues, Armstrong (Lillian Hardin) Park, 12-8pm June 12, 2022

Highlights include Freddie Dixon’s Chicago Blues Allstars, Joe Barr and the Platinum Band, Big James, Mud Morganfield with special guests Billy Branch, Freddie Dixon, Melody Angel and more