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Blues Return To Maxwell Street At New Fest Next Month

By DNAinfo Staff | August 30, 2017 6:16am
 The Kinsey Report is playing at the first Maxwell Street Blues Festival Sept. 9.
The Kinsey Report is playing at the first Maxwell Street Blues Festival Sept. 9.
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Maxwell Street Blues Festival

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE — Maxwell Street Market has moved a few blocks east, but the place where electric blues was born will host a tribute to its history next month. 

The first Maxwell Street Blues Fest is being held from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 9. The fest is designed to "pay homage to the legendary Chicago Blues sound and its artists," organizers said in a Facebook post.

Modern electric blues was born decades ago at the market that used to occupy Maxwell and Halsted streets before it was moved to Des Plaines Avenue.

The free festival will take place on Maxwell Street between Halsted and Union streets. WDCB DJ Tom Marker is hosting the event.

In addition to music, there will be food and drinks available.

Here is the schedule:

1-1:40 p.m.: Brother Jacob

2:10-3 p.m. Studebaker John & Band

3:30-5 p.m. Nellie "Tiger" Travis 

5:30-7 p.m. The Kinsey Report

7:30-9 p.m. The Corey Dennison Band

While the fest if free, there is a VIP experience for $40. Tickets include a buffet from Lalo's, two drink tickets, access to an indoor area with restrooms and "VIP swag."