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The complete schedule for the 2017 Blues Festival

Every set on all five stages in Millennium Park, from Friday morning through Sunday night

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Friday, June 9

Blues Village Stage

Wrigley Square

11 AM The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase hosted by Fernando Jones

11:45 AM The Blues Kids Foundation Press Party Showcase: Chicago (Has Got Everything You Need)

12:30 PM Queen Beautiful

1:30 PM Jamiah Rogers Band

2:30 PM The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

3:15 PM The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

4 PM Rob Stone and friends

5 PM Andrew Diehl Trio

6 PM Fernando Jones Presents: The International Pro Jam

6:45 PM The Blues Kids Foundation Jam Session

7:30 PM Derrick Procell Band

Crossroads Stage

South promenade

11:15 AM Demetria Taylor

12:45 PM Mary Lane & the No Static Blues Band

2:15 PM Nick Moss Band

3:45 PM Mike Wheeler Band

5:15 PM Guy King

Mississippi Juke Joint

North promenade

11:30 AM Blues in the Schools with Katherine Davis and Stone Academy students

1 PM Eden Brent

2:30 PM Cedric Burnside Project

4 PM Jarekus Singleton

5:30 PM Jam session with Cedric Burnside

Front Porch Stage

Harris Theater rooftop

12 PM Rip Lee Pryor

1:20 PM Jimmy Burns Band

2:45 PM Henry Gray & Bob Corritore

4:15 PM Tribute to Barrelhouse Chuck featuring Billy Flynn, Johnny Iguana, Roosevelt Purifoy, and Piano Willie O’Shawny

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

5 PM John Primer & the Real Deal

6:20 PM Rhymefest

7:20 PM Celebrating 40 Years: Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues with special guests Lurrie Bell, Freddie Dixon, J.W.S. Williams, Carlos Johnson, Carl Weathersby, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Fire Horns, and Mae Koen & the Lights

Saturday, June 10

Blues Village Stage

Wrigley Square

11 AM The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

11:45 AM The Blues Kids Foundation Press Party Showcase hosted by Fernando Jones

12:30 PM Dr. Odie Payne III & the Pain Relief Blues Band

1:30 PM Alastair Greene Band

2:30 PM The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

3:15 PM The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase and drawstring bag giveaway: Chicago (Has Got Everything You Need)

4 PM Darren Jay & the Delta Souls

5 PM Mike Ledbetter Band

6 PM The Blues Kids Foundation Jam Session

6:45 PM Fernando Jones: Salute to the Divine 9 Concert

7:30 PM Bo Ricketts

Crossroads Stage

South promenade

11:15 AM Chicago Wind with Matthew Skoller & Deitra Farr

12:45 PM Lynne Jordan & the Shivers

2:15 PM Big Bill Morganfield

3:45 PM Coco Montoya

5:15 PM South-side Tribute to Killer Ray Allison with Joe Pratt & the Source One Band and JoJo Murray

Mississippi Juke Joint

North promenade

11:30 AM Panel discussion: Mississippi Blues Trail Tenth Anniversary with Jim O’Neal, Dr. Edgar Smith, Scott Barretta, and Alex Thomas

1 PM Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

2:30 PM Bridges to the Blues by Donda’s House

4 PM Vick Allen

5:30 PM Jam session with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith

Front Porch Stage

Harris Theater rooftop

12 PM Khalif Wailin’ Walter

1:20 PM Eddie Taylor Jr.’s tribute to Eddie Taylor Sr.

2:45 PM Jimmy Johnson Band

4:15 PM Harmonica Hinds Quartet

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

5 PM Nellie “Tiger” Travis

6:30 PM Theo Huff & the New Agenda Band

8:15 PM William Bell

Sunday, June 11

Blues Village Stage

Wrigley Square

11 AM The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

11:45 AM The Blues Kids Foundation Press Party Showcase hosted by Fernando Jones

12:30 PM J.B. Ritchie and Buzz Krantz

1:30 PM Thaddeus Krolicki and friends

2:30 PM The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase

3:15 PM The Blues Kids Foundation Showcase: Chicago (Has Got Everything You Need)

4 PM Cash Box Kings

5 PM Shoji Naito & the New Cool Old School

6 PM Fernando Jones

6:45 PM The Blues Kids Foundation Ultimate Jam Session

7:30 PM Black Oil Brothers

Crossroads Stage

South promenade

11:15 AM Tail Dragger & the Allstars

12:45 PM Blues Disciples with special guests Ms. Erica Johnson and Milwaukee Slim

2:15 PM Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band

3:45 PM Rick Estrin & the Nightcats

5:15 PM Melvia “Chick” Rodgers

Mississippi Juke Joint

North promenade

11:30 AM Panel discussion: Tribute to Amy Van Singel with Dick Shurman, Jim O’Neal, and Rebecca Sive

1 PM JJ Thames

2:30 PM Zakiya Hooker

4 PM Denise LaSalle

5:30 PM Jam session with Eddie Taylor Jr.

Front Porch Stage

Harris Theater rooftop

12 PM The Como Mamas

1:20 PM Mud Morganfield Band

2:45 PM Chi-Town Harp Showcase featuring Omar Coleman, Russ Green, and Lamont Harris

4:15 PM Wallace Coleman

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

5 PM Ronnie Baker Brooks

6:20 PM Rhiannon Giddens

7:40 PM Gary Clark Jr.

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