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Chicago Blues Festival 2012 – complete lineup & details

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As mentioned, the 2012 edition of the Chicago Blues Festival is set to take place in Grant Park on June 8-10. Live music will be featured on five separate stages throughout the park, from 11AM – 9PM each day.

Performers include: Mavis Staples, Floyd Taylor, Texas Johnny Brown, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, Joe Louis Walker, and more.

Full Blues Fest schedule-by-day, below..


CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 2012

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 w/ Roger Wood, Chris Strachwitz
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm – Ol’ Skool Revue from the Delta Music Institute of Delta State U.
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm – Eddie C. Campbell
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Vasti Jackson
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Johnny Rawls
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Jam Session w/ Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

Pepsi Front Porch Stage
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Blues In The Schools w/ Stone Academy, Eric Noden
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Fernando Jones and My Band!
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Matthew Skoller Band
4:30pm – 5:30 pm – Big James & The Chicago Playboys

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
5:50 pm – 6:35 pm – Rev. K M Williams
7:00 pm – 8:05 pm – Milton Hopkins and Jewel Brown
8:30pm – 9:30 pm – Texas Johnny Brown

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
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
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 feat. Ryan, Kyle & Taya Perry
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Jam Session with Ronnie Hicks & The Masheen Company Band

Pepsi Front Porch Stage
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Columbia College Blues All Stars
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Rev. K M Williams
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Sam Lay Blues Band
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Tribute to Hubert Sumlin featuring Steady Rollin Bob Margolin

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 pm – 7:00 pm – Geneva Red’s Original Delta Fireballs

Petrillo Music Shell
5:40 pm – 6:10 pm – Paul Kaye (Tribute to David Honeyboy Edwards)
6:35 pm – 8:00 pm – Celebrating Muddy Waters Disciples
8:25pm – 9:30 pm – Floyd Taylor

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
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
6:00 pm – 7:20 pm – Celebrating Women in Blues – Tribute to KoKo Taylor
7:45 pm – 9:00 pm – Mavis Staples

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