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April 14, 2007    

 

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IllinoisBlues.com brings you more great blues content! We have added more Blues CD reviews, Videos and more!

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The Hollywood Blue Flames Phillip Walker - Mitch Kashmar
John Long  - Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band -
Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
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Bill Lupkin - The Kilborn Alley Blues Band

May 11th, 2007
The Gibson Beale Street Showcase  - Memphis TN


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The 1st Major Blues Fest of the season!

Simply The Blues Fest 2007

May 11 -Second Skinny Blues Band, Bad Luck City, Hal Reed, Daniel Burnside, Jimmie Bratcher
 David "Honeyboy" Edwards   Otis Taylor Band  
The Legendary Hubert Sumlin & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith w/ The Willie Smith Band

May 12 - Juke Joint Sinners  Sean Carney Band   Mississippi Heat   Eric Lindell   
Michael Powers   Hamilton Loomis

 

Second Skinny Blues Band , Bad Luck City, Hal Reed, Daniel Burnside, Jimmy Bratcher David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Otis Taylor Band, Hubert Sumlin & Willie "Big Eyes"Smith
May 12th Juke Joint Sinners, Sean Carney Band,  Mississippi Heat, Eric Lindell, Michael Powers, Hamilton Loomis

 

Festival Line Up   Friday May 11th       4:30PM Second Skinny Blues Band      5:15PM Bad Luck City  -  Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duet Winners       6:30pm David "Honeyboy" Edwards      8:00PM Otis Taylor Band      10:00PM The Legendary Hubert Sumlin & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith w/ The Willie Smith Band        Saturday May 12th     2:20PM Sean Carney Band -2007 International Blues Challenger Winner       4:10pm Mississippi Heat       6:00pm Eric Lindell       8:00PM Michael Powers       10:00PM Hamilton Loomis   For tickets & Info:      Click This Link     SimplemanEnterprises.com.      The 2007 Simply The Blues Fest  The Best Springtime Cure for the Blues!

 

May 11th and 12th, 2007

 C.E. Richards Rodeo Arena - Fort Madison, Iowa   * Directions *
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Blues Society News

Central Illinois Blues Challenge - Blues Blowtorch Blues Society

Time is running out if you want to compete in the Central Illinois Blues Challenge sponsored by the Blues Blowtorch Blues Society in Bloomington, IL.  Submission deadline is April 19th 2007

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Send your Society's BIG news to info@illinoisblues.com  to be considered for next week!


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Live Blues Calendar
Shows by State

Performance dates were submitted by Musicians, Club Owners, Blues Societies and Blues festivals.

IllinoisBlues.com is not responsible for errors or omissions.

Submit your blues performances for FREE at: http://www.illinoisblues.com/submitnews.htm
 

Artist

Month

Day

Time

Venue

City

State

Alabama 
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Liz Brown and the Lizzy Birds April 15 3:00PM Phelan Park Birmingham AL
Cary & Lurrie Bell Debbie Davies The Blue Light Specials and more September 2 Noon Sloss Furnaces Birmingham AL
Arkansas  
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Illinois  
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Blueskillet April 14 9:00PM The Rocket Tap Lewistown IL
The Delta Jets April 14 9:30PM The Smoke Daddy Chicago IL
Blueskillet April  15 3:00pm Po-Boys Peoria IL
Rooster Alley April  15   Po-Boys Peoria IL
The Delta Jets April  15 4:30PM Po-Boys Peoria IL
Denise La Grassa April 16 6:00 PM

 

Redfire Grill Bloomington IL
Blueskillet April 20   The Brass Rail Peoria IL
Rooster Alley April 20 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center Peoria IL
Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning Band April 20 8:00 PM Figli's Rockford IL
Dr. Duke Tumatoe April 21 8:00PM Kankakee Valley Boat Club Kankakee IL
Bobby Rush April 22 8:00PM Malibu Bay Lounge Urbana IL
Denise La Grassa April 23 6:00 PM

 

Redfire Grill Bloomington IL
Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning Band April 27 8:30 PM Mocha Highwood IL
Sippy & The Night Owls April 27 9:00 PM The Friendly Inn Ashmore IL
Sippy & The Night Owls April 28 8:30 PM Jumpin' Jax Paxton IL
Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning Band April 28 9:00 PM Lenny's Tap Rockford IL
Denise La Grassa April 30 6:00 PM

 

Redfire Grill Bloomington IL
Bill Porter Project May 4 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center Peoria IL
JuJu Kings May 5 8:00PM Brandon Casey's Bradley IL
John Nemeth with Junior Watson May 6 6:00PM Brandon Casey's Bradley IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp May 11 6:00 PM Willets Winery Manito IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp May 15 6:00 PM NV Ultra Lounge Normal IL
Mem Shannon & Membership May 15 7:00PM Brandon Caseys Bradley IL
South Side Cindy & The Slip-Tones May 18 8:30 PM Bogie's Peoria IL
Joe Metzka May 18 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center Peoria IL
Nick Boettcher Band May 25 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center Peoria IL
Sippy & The Night Owls May 26 9:00 PM The Dog House Bar & Grill Arcola IL
Melvin Taylor June 1 10:00PM Rosa's Lounge Chicago IL
Melvin Taylor June 2 10:00PM Rosa's Lounge Chicago IL
South Side Cindy & The Slip-Tones June 2 8:30 PM Po-Boys Peoria IL
Sippy & The Night Owls June 2 8:30 PM Capital City Bar & Grill Springfield IL
Central Illinois Blues challenge June 3 Noon Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp June 3 11:00 AM Tremont Turkey Festival Tremont IL
Melvin Taylor June 5 10:00PM Rosa's Lounge Chicago IL
24th Annual Chicago Blues Festival June 7 11AM-9:30PM Grant Park Chicago IL
Dave Chastain Band June 8 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center Peoria IL
Blueskillet June 9   The Brass Rail Peoria IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp June 9 11:00 AM Tremont Turkey Festival Tremont IL
Sippy & The Night Owls June 9 8:30 PM Uncle Buck’s Mahomet IL
Melvin Taylor June 12 10:00PM Rosa's Lounge Chicago IL
Dave Berchtold & Steve The Harp June 15 6:00 PM NV Ultra Lounge Normal IL
Blues on the Fox June 15 6:00PM Downtown Aurora Aurora IL
Honey Boy Edwards, Eric Lindell,  Tab Benoit, Billy Boy Arnold, & the Chicago Blues All-Stars featuring Bob Stroger, Billy Flynn & Kenny Smith , The Robert Cray Band June 16 2:30PM Blues on the Fox Aurora IL
Steve The Harp Blues Band June 16 7:00 PM Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw IL
Melvin Taylor June 19 10:00PM Rosa's Lounge Chicago IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp June 22 7:00 PM Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw IL
Jenn Jam Blues Festival June  23 Noon Fort Massac State Park Metropolis IL
Melvin Taylor June 26 10:00PM Rosa's Lounge Chicago IL
Berchtold & the Harp June 29 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center Peoria IL
Melvin Taylor June 29 10:00PM Rosa's Lounge Chicago IL
Melvin Taylor June 30 10:00PM Rosa's Lounge Chicago IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp July 6 6:00 PM NV Ultra Lounge Normal IL
Sippy & The Night Owls July 7 9:00 PM Johnny’s Rantoul IL
Dave Berchtold and Steve The Harp  July  18   Lunchtime Concert Bloomington IL
Blueskillet July 20   Woodhull Street Fair Woodhull IL
Cold Front July 20 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center Peoria IL
Sippy & The Night Owls July 21 8:30 PM Jumpin’ Jax Paxton IL
Sippy & The Night Owls August 3 9:00 PM Toaster's Pub Mattoon IL
Sippy & The Night Owls August 11 9:00 PM Coconut Louie's Bloomington IL
Alvin Jett & the Phat Noiz Blues Band August 16 7:00PM Central Park Decatur IL
Steve The Harp Blues Band August 18 7:00 PM Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw IL
Robin Crowe Band August 24 5:30 PM Contemporary Art Center Peoria IL
Sippy & The Night Owls August 25 9:00 PM Memphis on Mail Champaign IL
After Midnight Blues September  1 10:00AM Illinois Blues Festival Peoria IL
Sippy & The Night Owls September 14 10:00 PM Mack's Uptowner Charleston IL
Old School Guitar Heroes Blues Fest September 22 2PM Rivoli Theater Monmouth IL
Indiana 
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Stonemartin Band April 21 10:00PM Tip Top Tavern Indianapolis IN
Iowa  
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Mud Angels April 14 9:00PM The Busted Lift Dubuque IA
The Blue Band April 17 7:00PM Checkers Tavern & Eatery Cedar Rapids IA
Scott Holt Band April 22 6:00PM Checkers Tavern & Eatery Cedar Rapids IA
Bryce Janey & Merrill J. Miller April 26 8:00 PM Checkers Tavern & Eatery Cedar Rapids IA
Flying Carp April 28 9:00PM Chappy's Safari Lounge Cedar Rapids IA
The Eddie Turner Band May 6 6:00PM Checkers Tavern & Eatery Cedar Rapids IA
Second Skinny Blues Band, Bad Luck City, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Otis Taylor Band, Hubert Sumlin & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith May 11 4:30PM Simply The Blues Fest Fort Madison IA
Kansas 
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The Rhythm Rockets  July  14 5:00 PM Legends At Village West Kansas City KS
Kentucky 
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Michigan 

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Kalamazoo Blues Festival July 12 5:00PM Arcadia Festival Site Kalamazoo MI
Minnesota 
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Mississippi 
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George Winston April 28 5:30PM First Baptist Church Hazlehurst MS
Bobby Rush, Dorothy Moore, Rory Block, Rocky Lawrence, Sunny Riddel ,Patrick Droney,Homemade Jamz & more May 5 10:00AM Robert Johnson Foundation Music Festival Hazlehurst MS
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest May 12 10:00AM Downtown Clarksdale  Clarksdale MS
Little Johnny Kantreed July 20 1:30PM Ebony Blues Club Indianolda MS
Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival August 31 5:00PM West Point Civic Center  West Point  MS
Missouri 
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Los Carnales April 14 9:00PM Hammerstone's St Louis MO
Los Carnales April 19 8:30PM Hammerstone's St Louis (Soulard) MO
The Reba Russell Band April 21 8:30PM Blues Down Under at the Shrine Springfield MO
Little River Fest April 21 1:00PM outdoor venue Hornersville MO
Kent Burnside & The New Generation Blues Band April 21 8:00PM Kerley's Pub & Grill Hannibal MO
Artie Bluesboy White's Birthday Bash April 22 6:00PM The New Imperial ST. Louis MO
Kent Burnside & New Generation Blues April 26 10:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups St. Louis MO
Los Carnales April 26 8:30PM Hammmerstone's St Louis (Soulard) MO
Big George Brock April 27 10:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups St. Louis MO
Los Carnales April 28 8:30PM Hammmerstone's St Louis (Soulard) MO
Mark Moore & The Smokers April 28 9:00 PM The Famous Bar St. Louis MO
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops, Harper, Kent Burnside & The New Generation April 28 4:00 PM Round Barn Blues Kirksville MO
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue: Tommy Castro Magic Dick Deanna Bogart & Ronnie Baker Brooks May 3 8:00PM Knuckleheads Kansas City MO
Walter Trout May 6 8:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups St. Louis MO
Los Carnales May 8 8:30PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups St Louis MO
Chris Cain Band / Mike Zito Band May 13   BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups St. Louis MO
Shawn Kellerman May 18 9:00PM Club Mississippi Louisiana MO
Spring Wine & Blues Bash June 3 11:00 PM Y Men-s Pavilion Hannibal MO
Randy McAllister June 13 9:30PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups St. Louis MO
Sonny Landreth, Saskia Laroo, Angela Hagenbach, Roger Hurricane Wilson, Gary Alaska Sloan, Mama Ray ,Trampled Under Foot, Wonda Watson ,Sons of Brazil, Oreo Blue. June 15 5:00PM English Landing Park Parkville MO
Ana Popovic June 20 9:30PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups St. Louis MO
Bernard Allison, Levee Town, Nace Brothers, Blue Voodoo, Fletcher's One Man Band June  23  3:30 pm - 12:00 am  Bear Creek Blues Festival  Slater MO
Curtis Salgado June 24 8:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups St. Louis MO
Jason Ricci July 1 9:00PM BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups St. Louis MO
Smokin Joe Kubek with Bnois King, Micheal Burks, Candy Kane, August 18 2pm Knuckleheads Kansas City MO
Greater Ozarks Blues Festival September 7   Downtown Springfield Springfield MO
Ohio  
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Wixom Slim & the Wyze Gyze August 25 10:00PM Foothills Blues Festival Pomroy OH
Pennsylvania  
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Sarah Ayers Band June 15 7:30PM Phoenixville Summer Concerts Phoenixville PA
The Girls June 17 6:00PM Lehigh River Blues Jam Catasauqua PA
Sarah Ayers & Lori Donovan July 13 8:00PM Godfrey Daniels Bethlehem PA
Sarah Ayers Band July 27 9:00PM Shenanigan's Lake Harmony PA
The Girls August 3 6:00PM Musikfest Bethlehem PA
Sarah Ayers Band August 8 5:30PM Musikfest Bethlehem PA
Sarah Ayers Band September 16 8:00PM Havana - Women Sing the Blues New Hope PA
The Girls September 29 Noon Lehigh Valley Brew Fest Easton PA
Tennessee 
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2nd Annual Delta Groove Blues Revue (Mannish Boys, Hollywood Blue Flames, Phillip Walker / Mitch Kashmar / John Long / Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band / Big Pete Pearson & Bob Corritore / Nick Moss & The Flip Tops With Eddie Taylor Jr. & Bill Lupkin / The Kilborn Alley Blues Band) May 11 5:30 PM The Gibson Beale Street Showcase Memphis TN
Wisconsin 
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1st Wisconsin Blues Challenge  April  15  1:00 PM The Brink Lounge  Madison WI
Blues Bash 2007 with The Shufflin' Duprees - Andrew Jr. Boy Jones and Lamont Cranston May 26 2:00PM The Historic Trempealeau Hotel Trempealeau WI
Danny Francios Band, WestSide Andy & Glenn Davis, Kraig Kenning, David Honey Boy Edwards, Rory Block July  13  4:30 PM  Belleville Community Park  Belleville WI
Old Dogs New Trick, James Rolland Band, Tate and The 008 Band, Cash Box Kings, Rev Ravin' ,Eric Tessmer, Michael Burks, Ana Popovic,  Johnny Winter  July  14  10:00 am - Midnight  Belleville Community Park  Belleville  WI
Big Bull Falls Blues Festival August 17 5:00p.m. Fern Island Park Wausau WI

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