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Chicago Blues Festival offers music on five 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 Fun Zone Showcase (Columbus and Jackson), and the Petrillo Music Shell. The Route 66 Roadhouse Stage (Columbus and Jackson) features speakers and discussions. For information call 312-744-3315.

THURSDAY, MAY 29

JUKE JOINT STAGE

NOON Stone Academy Jug Stompers with Eric Noden, Katherine Davis & Erwin Helfer

2:00 Lil' Ed

3:00 Fernando Jones & the Blues Kids of America

4:30 Tony Rogers Band

CROSSROADS STAGE

1:00 Tenry Johns, aka the King Kong Rocker

2:30 Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings

4:00 Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials

FUN ZONE SHOWCASE

2:30 Steepwater Band

3:45 Dave Specter

5:00 Madman Blues Band

6:15 Corey Stevens

FRONT PORCH STAGE

3:00 Katherine Davis & children of Agassiz & Gladstone schools

4:30 Henry Townsend, Homesick James, David "Honeyboy" Edwards

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

6:00 Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express

7:20 Otis Taylor

:40 Electric Mudcats with Chuck D, Gene "Daddy G" Barge & others

FRIDAY, MAY 30

JUKE JOINT STAGE

NOON David "Honeyboy" Edwards & Charlie Musselwhite

1:00 Corky Siegel & Sam Lay

2:00 Otis Taylor

3:30 Harmonica Hinds

5:00 Eric Noden

CROSSROADS STAGE

12:30 Gloria Thompson Rogers

2:00 Pappy Johns Band with Murray Porter

4:00 Chick Willis Revue with Tommy Brown

FRONT PORCH STAGE

2:00 Spencer Academy Guitar Stars with Eric Noden & Mary Hurt Wright

3:30 Homesick James

4:30 Barry Goldberg Reunion with Harvey Mandel, Nick Gravenites, Tracy Nelson, Charlie Musselwhite, Corky Siegel, Sam Lay & Bob Stroger

FUN ZONE SHOWCASE

2:30 Pat Smillie

3:45 Renee Austin

5:00 Rob Stone & the C-Notes

6:15 The Buzz

PEtRILLO MUSIC SHELL

6:00 Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee

7:20 Charlie Musselwhite

:30 Otis Rush

SATURDAY, MAY 31

FRONT PORCH Stage

NOON Allen Batts & Ariyo

1:30 Cookie McGee with the Phil Guy Blues Band

3:00 Easy Baby Blues Band with Eddie Taylor Jr.

4:30 Roy Gaines & the West Coast Blues Band

JUKE JOINT STAGE

12:30 Roy Gaines

1:30 Easy Baby & Eddie Taylor Jr.

2:30 Jimmy Johnson

3:30 Cookie McGee & Phil Guy

4:30 Larry McCray

CROSSROADS STAGE

1:00 Johnnie Mae Dunson

2:30 Larry McCray

4:00 Johnny Rawls & Destini Rawls

FUN ZONE SHOWCASE

2:30 Big G & the Real Deal

3:45 Howard & the White Boys

4:45 Molly Nova & the Hawk

6:00 Noah & the Stratocats

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

5:00 Jimmy Johnson

6:15 Billy Branch, Carl Weathersby, Melvin Taylor, Butch Dixon, Barrelhouse Chuck, Matthew Skoller, Shirli Dixon, Shirley King & others

:15 Bonnie Raitt

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

FRONT PORCH STAGE

NOON Campbell Brothers

1:30 Big DooWopper

3:00 Mose Allison

4:30 Campbell Brothers

JUKE JOINT STAGE

12:30 Frank Morey

2:00 Drink Small

3:30 Lurrie Bell

CROSSROADS STAGE

1:00 Jo Jo Murray with Jimmi Mayes

2:30 Nora Jean Bruso

4:00 Willie Clayton

FUN ZONE SHOWCASE

1:00 Fiona Boyes

2:30 Steve Arvey & Kraig Kenning

3:45 Liz Mandville Greeson

5:00 Wailin' Walter & the Blues Screamers

6:15 Jim Diamond

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

5:00 Ken Saydak & Zora Young with James Wheeler

6:20 Mose Allison

7:00 Cicero Blake

:20 Buckwheat Zydeco

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