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pre Festival celebrations at Buddy Guy's Legends Club
(Thursday 9th June 2016)
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Toronzo Cannon
Shemekia Copeland
Buddy Guy

33rd Chicago Blues Festival 2016
celebrating legendary blues guitarist Otis Rush
June 10-12, 2016
Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois
 

Friday Afternoon
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Peaches Staten
Maurice John Vaughn
Moreland & Arbuckle
Pat Brown
Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang
Fruteland Jackson
Legends of Blues with Sam Lay, Corky Siegel & Marcella Detroit

Friday Evening
Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Celebration
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Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
(with guest Toronzo Cannon)
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
(with guest Corky Siegel)
Shemekia Copeland
(with guest Curtis Salgado)

Saturday Afternoon
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Nora Jean
Southern Komfort Brass Band
Teeny Tucker
Eddie Cotton
Barrelhouse Chuck Blues Trio
(featuring Billy Flynn & West Side Andy)
Lazy Lester with Rockin' Johnny
Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings


Saturday Evening
Soul/R&B Night
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Wee Willie Walker & The We "R"
Irma Thomas
Fred Wesley & The New JB's


Sunday Afternoon
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"Great Migration" panel discussion: Eddie Shaw, Nellie "Tiger" Travis and John Primer
Melody Angel
Ben Payton
Adib Sabir
The Jimmy Burns Band
John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band

Sunday Evening
Tribute to Otis Rush
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Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater
Otis Rush Tribute featuring:
Jimmy Johnson
Abb Locke
Brian Jones
Carl Weathersby
Bob Stroger
Sumito Anyoshi
Big Ray
Eddy Clearwater
John Cattke
Mike Welch
Rawl Hardman
Harlan Terson
Bob Levis
Billy Flynn
Mike Wheeler
Lurrie Bell
Shun Kikutu
Mike Ledbetter
Eddie Shaw
Sam Burton
Willie Henderson
Diane Blue
Ronnie Earl
Anthony Palmer
Kenny Anderson
Leon Allen
Henry Ford
Willie Woods
Marty Sammon
Billy Prewitt

Special appearance by:

Otis Rush
supported by his family
 

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Otis Rush Copyright 2016 Alan White. All Rights Reserved


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Otis Rush's Family Copyright 2016 Alan White. All Rights Reserved
 

Thank you speech by:

Buddy Guy
 

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Buddy Guy Copyright 2016 Alan White. All Rights Reserved


Buddy Guy and Otis Rush  Copyright 2016 Alan White. All Rights Reserved
Buddy Guy and Otis Rush Copyright 2016 Alan White. All Rights Reserved

 

Thanks to Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE)
for yet another superb free blues festival.

Alan White, Earlyblues.com

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