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Chicago Blues Fest: Here's The Lineup For The Final Day

By David Matthews | March 28, 2017 10:32am | Updated on June 10, 2017 10:41pm

 

DOWNTOWN — Gary Clark Jr. and Ronnie Baker Brooks highlight the final day of the Chicago Blues Festival, which for the first time is being held entirely in Millennium Park after decades under the Petrillo Music Shell.

The 34th annual Chicago Blues Festival explores the influence of urban blues on subsequent genres such as hip-hop and R&B, the city announced.

The free three-day festival is spread across four stages.

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The fest, which attracts more than 500,000 people had been held in Grant Park since it started, with side stages on a lawn at the southwest corner of the intersection of Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard, as well as stages set up in the middle of those streets, which are closed to traffic.

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion and lawn at Millennium Park, where the headliners will play, has capacity for about 11,000 fans.

Here's the full lineup for the last days of the fest Sunday (the lineup from Friday and Saturday is below):

SUNDAY

Jay Pritzker Pavilion:

•Ronnie Baker Brooks: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

•Rhiannon Giddens: 6:20 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.

•Gary Clark Jr.: 7:40 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Budweiser Crossroads Stage:

•Tail Dragger and the Allstars: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

•The Blues Disciples with special guest Ms. Erica Johnson & Milwaukee Slim: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

•Vance Kelly and the Backstreet Blues Band: 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

•Rick Estrin & The Nightcats: 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

•Melvia “Chick” Rodgers: 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Front Porch Stage:

•The Como Mamas: noon to 1 p.m.

•Mud Morganfield Band: 1:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

•Chi-Town Harp Showcase featuring Omar Coleman, Russ Green and Lamont Harris: 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

•Wallace Coleman: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Mississippi Juke Joint:

•Panel Discussion on Tribute to Amy Van Singel with Dick Shurman, Jim O’Neal and Rebecca Sive: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

•JJ Thames: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

•Zakiya Hooker: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

•Denise LaSalle: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

•Jam Session with Eddie Taylor, Jr.: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Keyboardist Henry Gray, 92, plays on the Front Porch stage at the Chicago Blues Festival Friday at Millennium Park. [DNAinfo video/Dave Newbart]

Here's the lineup from Friday and Saturday:

FRIDAY

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.:

•John Primer and the Real Deal: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

•Rhymefest: 6:20 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.

•Billy Branch & The Son of Blues with special guests Lurrie Bell, Freddie Dixon, J.W.S. Williams, Carlos Johnson, Carl Weathersby, Bill McFarland and Chicago Fire Horns, and Mae Koen & The Lights: 7:20 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Bud Light Crossroads Stage (South Promenade):

•Demetria Taylor: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

•Mary Lane and the No Static Blues Band: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

•Nick Moss Band: 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

•The Mike Wheeler Band: 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

•Guy King: 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Mississippi Juke Joint (North Promenade):

•Blues in the Schools with Katherine Davis and Stone Academy: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

•Eden Brent: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

•Cedric Burnside Project: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

•Jarekus Singleton: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

•Jam Session with Cedric Burnside: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Front Porch Stage (Harris Theater Rooftop):

•Rip Lee Pryor: noon to 1 p.m.

•The Jimmy Burns Band: 1:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

•Henry Gray & Bob Corritore: 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

•Tribute to Barrelhouse Chuck featuring Billy Flynn, Johnny Iguana Roosevelt Purifoy and Piano Willie OShawny: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

SATURDAY

Jay Pritzker Pavilion (Soul/R&B Night):

•Nellie Tiger Travis: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

•Theo Huff and the New Agenda Band: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

•William Bell: 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Budweiser Crossroads Stage:

•Chicago Wind with Matthew Skoller & Deitra Farr: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

•Lynne Jordan & The Shivers: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

•Big Bill Morganfield: 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

•Coco Montoya: 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

•Southside Tribute to Killer Ray Allison with Joe Pratt & The Source One Band and JoJo Murray: 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Mississippi Juke Joint:

•Panel Discussion on Mississippi Blues Trail 10th Anniversary with Jim O’Neal, Dr. Edgar Smith, Scott Barretta and Alex Thomas: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

•Christone "Kingfish" Ingram: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

•Bridges to the Blues by Donda’s House: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

•Vick Allen: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

•Jam Session with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Front Porch:

•Khalif Wailin’ Walter: noon to 1 p.m.

•Eddie Taylor, Jr.’s tribute to Eddie Taylor, Sr.: 1:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

•Jimmy Johnson Band: 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

•Harmonica Hinds Quartet: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.