Chicago Blues Fest Kicks off @ Millennium Park June 8th

Article Contributed by philamonjaro | Published on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Throughout opening day of the festival, the Chicago Blues Festival will celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the Chicago-based Delmark Records and the independent label’s founder, Bob Koester. At 7:30 p.m., the festival will offer a lineup honoring 65 years of Delmark Record’s current and legendary blues artists in honor of legendary Delmark artists.

Jimmy Burns: Tribute to Big Joe Williams
Ken Saydak: Tribute to Roosevelt Sykes Shirley Johnson: Tribute to Bonnie Lee
Guy King: Tribute to Willie Kent
Billy Flynn + Linsey Alexander: Tribute to Jimmy Dawkins
Lil’ Ed & Dave Weld: Tribute to J.B. Hutto
Demetria Taylor and Tomika Dixon: Tribute to Big Time Sarah
Mike Wheeler: Tribute to Otis Rush
Lurrie and Steve Bell: Tribute to Carey Bell
Jimmy Johnson and Dave Specter: Tribute to Magic Sam
Omar Coleman: Tribute to Junior Wells