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Chicago Blues Festival offers offers performances on six stages in Grant Park: the Front Porch Stage (Columbus and Jackson), the Juke Joint Stage (Columbus and Jackson), the Crossroads Stage (Jackson and Lake Shore Drive), the Route 66 Road House Stage (location to be announced), the Fun Zone Stage (location to be announced), and the Petrillo Music Shell. For information call 312-744-3315.

Thursday, MAY 30

FRONT PORCH STAGE

NOON Grant Academy Blues Babies, Roy Hytower, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues

1:30 Black Ensemble Theater's Muddy Waters: The Hoochie Coochie Man

3:30 Fruteland Jackson

5:00 Tyree Neal

JUKE JOINT STAGE

1:00 Jerry Ricks

2:00 Eric Noden

3:30 J.B. Ritchie Band

CROSSROADS STAGE

2:00 Willie Buck

3:30 Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames

5:00 Gloria Shannon

ROUTE 66 ROAD HOUSE STAGE

3:00 Paul Garon

4:30 Jerry Ricks & Jim Dickinson

FUN ZONE STAGE

NOON Dave Specter

1:30 Cleveland Fats

3:00 Robert Charels

4:30 Roger Connelly & the Blues Merchants

6:00 The Buzz

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

6:00 Nellie "Tiger" Travis & the Men in Black

7:10 Lee "Shot" Williams

:25 North Mississippi All Stars

Friday, MAY 31

FRONT PORCH STAGE

noon Eric Noden & the Jug Stompers, Katherine Davis, Erwin Helfer & His Boogie Woogie Ensemble, students of Stone Academy & Grant Academy

2:30 John Weston

4:00 Big Bill Morganfield

5:45 John Mooney & Bluesiana

JUKE JOINT STAGE

1:00 Carey Bell

2:00 Big Bill Morganfield

3:00 John Mooney with Joe Beard

4:30 John Weston

CROSSROADS STAGE

2:00 Danny Reed with Ricky Allen

3:30 Fred Johnson & His Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison

5:00 John Brim & the Chicago

All Stars

ROUTE 66 ROAD HOUSE stage

3:00 Ralph Metcalfe Jr. & others

4:30 Tony Glover & Dave Ray

6:00 Sterling Plumpp

FUN ZONE STAGE

NOON Liz Mandville Greeson

1:30 Third Stone

3:00 Ken Saydak

4:30 Rockin' Johnny Band

6:00 Noah & the Stratocats

7:15 Bill Perry

PEtRILLO MUSIC SHELL

6:00 Pinetop Perkins, Carey Bell, Luther Johnson, John Primer, Willie Smith, Calvin "Fuzzy" Jones & James Cotton

7:25 James Cotton

:40 Bo Diddley with Billy Boy Arnold, Jody Williams, Clifton James, Ken Saydak &

Robert Stroger

Saturday, JUNE 1

FRONT PORCH Stage

NOON Detroit Junior & David Maxwell

2:30 CeDell Davis

4:00 Homesick James & Honeyboy Edwards with Steve Arvey & Jon McDonald

5:30 Super Chikan

JUKE JOINT STAGE

1:00 Johnny B. Moore

2:00 Super Chikan

3:00 Paul Oscher

4:30 Jerry Ricks

CROSSROADS STAGE

1:30 Phil Guy & His Chicago Blues Machine

2:40 LeRoy Parnell

3:30 W.C. Clark

ROUTE 66 ROAD HOUSE STAGE

2:00 Robert Gordon & Peter Guralnick

4:00 Bob Porter, Larry Cohn, Chris Strachwitz & Lawrence Hoffman

5:30 Jim O'Neal & Amy Van Singel

FUN ZONE STAGE

NOON Big G & the Real Deal

1:30 Howard & the White Boys

3:00 Robert Ross

4:30 Rob Stone & the C-Notes

6:00 Dona Oxford

7:15 Ronnie Baker Brooks

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

5:00 Johnny B. Moore

6:40 Jack Johnson, Sam Carr & John Weston

:00 Shemekia Copeland

Sunday, JUNE 2

FRONT PORCH STAGE

NOON Carter Singers

1:00 Devil in a Woodpile

2:30 Jessie & Her Band

4:00 Cephas & Wiggins with Jerry Ricks

6:00 Louisiana Red & His Chicago Blues Band

JUKE JOINT STAGE

1:00 Jerry Ricks

2:00 Cephas & Wiggins

3:00 Tony Rogers & Son

4:30 Louisiana Red

CROSSROADS STAGE

1:30 Sammy Fender & His Blues Masters

3:30 Shirley Johnson

ROUTE 66 ROAD HOUSE Stage

3:00 All the Wives Club

5:00 State of the Blues

FUN ZONE STAGE

NOON Steve Arvey & Kraig Kenning

1:30 Rene Austin

3:00 Howard & the White Boys

4:30 Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack

6:00 Mighty Blue Kings

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

5:00 Johnnie Mae Dunson

5:55 Jimmy Dawkins

7:00 Betty LaVette

:05 Blood Ulmer & Vernon Reid

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photos/Michael Jackson, James Fraher.

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