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R&N's Chicagoland Blues Club Guide

[Due to the fluidity of Chicago blues booking, we urge you to consult The Reader or New City's weekly up to date guide]

Club Name

Address

Phone #

Comments

111 Club

111 W. 111th

(773) 821-9165

Sundays: Blues

939 Club

939 N. Pulaski

Ocassional Blues

5105 Club

5105 W. North Ave.

(773) 237-9490

Sundays: Tail Dragger

Andy's

11 E. Hubbard St.

(312) 642-6805

Fridays: Ken Saydak. Thursdays: Trad Jazz @ 5 p.m. Jazz every day

Artis

1249 E. 87th Street

(773) 734-0491

Sundays: J.W. Williams and the Chi Town Hustlers. Mondays: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues. Wednesdays: Willie D.

Beale Street Blues Cafe

1550 N. Rand Road, Palatine

(847) 776-9850

Blues 6 nights per week

Betty's Blues Star Lounge

1600 W. Grand (@Ashland)

(312) 243-1699

Wed: Jimmy Suttons Four Charms (jump blues/R&B). Fri-Sat: Occasional Blues

Blue Chicago

536 N. Clark

(312) 661-0100

Blues Tuesday thru Sunday, closed Monday. Sundays & Thursdays: Johnny B. Moore w/ Shirley Johnson. Wednesdays: Willie Kent & The Gents w/ Pat Scott

Blue Chicago

736 N. Clark

(312) 642-6261

Blues Monday thru Saturday, closed Sunday. Mondays: Big Time Sarah. Thursdays: Willie Kent & The Gents w/ Pat Scott

Blue Chicago / Store

534 N. Clark St.

(312) 661-1003

The Gloria Shannon Band 8:00 - Midnight; All ages, no smoking, no alcohol

B.L.U.E.S.

2519 N. Halsted

(773) 528-1012

Blues seven nights a week plus afternoons. Mondays: Willie Kent w/ Bonnie Lee

Boulevard Cafe

3137 W. Logan

(773) 384-8600

Thursdays: Sugar Blue

Brixies

9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield

(708) 387-0050

Occasional Blues

Brother Jimmys Bar B'Que

2909 N. Sheffield

(773) 528-0888

Occasional blues, cajun and zydeco

Buddy Guys Legends

754 S. Wabash

(312) 427-1190

Blues seven days a week

California Clipper

1002 N. California

(773) 384-2547

Fridays: Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck

C.J. Arthur's

1168 Wilmette Ave, Willmette

(847) 256-8870

Occasional Blues

Celebrity Club

4830 S. Cottage Grove

(773) 548-4812

Sat. Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison

Checkerboard Lounge

423 E. 43rd Street

(773) 624-3240

Thursdays: Vance Kelly & Backstreet Blues Band

Checkerboard Lounge #2

1634 W. 69th St.

Occasional Blues

Chord On Blues

106 S. 1st Street, St. Charles

(630) 513-0074

Blues and Jazz

Cotton Club

1710 S. Michigan Ave.

(312) 341-9787

Fridays and Saturdays: After work set featuring Jazz and Blues

Club Malcom

744 E. 83rd

(773-723-1600

Wednesdays: LV Banks & His Swinging Blues Band

D&G Lounge

3410 W. Roosevelt Rd.

773/638-4271

Occasional Blues

Dating Game

8426 S. Stoney Island

773/374-8883

Occasional Blues

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

645 Joliet Road, Willowbrook

708/325-0780

Blues on the weekend

The Delta Fish Market

Kedzie at Jackson

773/722-0588

Occasional Blues

Easy Living Lounge

10914 S.Michigan Ave

773/928-2023

Occasional Blues. Sundays 9 pm: L.V. Banks

Emerald Isle

6686 N. Northwest Highway

(773) 775-2848

Occasional Blues

Famous Dave's

739 N. Clark

(312) 266-2400

Blues 7 nights per week; Thurs: no cover

Fitzgeralds

6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn

(708) 788-2118

Live music almost every night. (Blues, Cajun, Big Band, etc.)

Frankies Blue Room

16 W. Chicago Ave, Naperville

(630) 416-4898

Blues and Swing

@Gallery Cabaret

2020 N. Oakly

(773) 489-5471

Good Rockin' Lounge 2

7432 S. Racine

(773) 723-2319

Tuesdays: Nellie Travis. Thursdays: L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band

Green Dolphin Street

2200 N. Ashland

773/395-0066

Jazz and Occasional Blues

Harlem Avenue Lounge

3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn

(708) 484-3610

Blues Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Harrigans

2816 N. Halsted

773/248-5933

Occasional Blues

Hideout

1354 W. Wabansia

(773) 227-4433

Tuesdays: Devil in a Woodpile

HotHouse

31 E. Balbo

(312) 362-9707

Mondays: Yoko Noge's Jazz MeBlues; Jazz and Occasional Blues

House Of Blues

329 N Dearborn

(312) 923-2000

Franchise; Sundays: 9AM Gospel Brunch. Mondays: Joanna Conner

Jerry's Nightlife

12303 S. Halsted

773/821-1427

Saturdays: Super Percy and His Soul Clique

Jimmie's Lounge

5401 S. Ashland

773/436-7835

Occasional Blues

Joe's Bebop Cafe

700 E. Grand (Navy Pier)

312/525-5299

Wednesdays: Ken Saydak on piano. Usually some Blues or Jazz

Kingston Mines

2548 N. Halsted

(773) 477-4646

Blues 7 nights a week on 2 stages. Kitchen

Koko Taylor's Celebrity

1233 S Wabash

(312) 566-0555

Sundays: 2-5PM Gospel Brunch

Lady C's

18110 S. Pulaski, Country Club Hills

708/957-9666

Friday: 8-midnight, Gloria Shannon

Lee's Unleaded Blues

7401 S. South Chicago

(773) 493-3477

Friday - Saturday: Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters & Pat Scott. Sundays:Vance Kelly and the Backstreet Blues

Lexus Social Club

5124 W. Madison

(312) 428-6276

Mondays: Pat Smille Band

Lillys

2513 N. Lincoln Ave.

(773) 525-2422

Blues Wednesday through Saturday

Mr. G's Supper Club

1547 W. 87th Street

773/445-2020

Occasional Blues on the weekends

Mr. Tee's

3500 W. Lake

773/638-2838

Occasional Blues on the weekends

Moonlight

606 East 75th Street

773/723-9691

Sundays: Johnny Drummer and the Starlighters

New Attitude Lounge

7358 S. Ashland

773/778-5622

Occasional Blues

Nicks

1516 N. Milwaukee

(312) 252-1155

Occasional blues, no cover

Note

1565 N. Milwaukee

773/489-0011

Occasional blues (usually jazz)

Orlissies Place

529 Lake, Oak Park

708/660-0904

Friday night blues at 7:00 pm

Peek Inn

2825 W. Irving Park Rd.

(773) 267-5197

Occasional blues on weekends

Pops for Champagne

2934 N. Sheffield

(773) 472-1000

Dinning room and Bar room. Blues and Jazz

Pops Highwood

214 Green Bay Road, Highwood

(847) 266-1313

Dinning room and Bar room. Blues and Jazz

Porters Oyster Bar

446 Virginia, Crystal Lake

815/477-0340

Blues every Friday and Saturday. Jazz on Thursday

Redfish/VooDoo Lounge

400 N. State

(312) 467-1600

Bar and Restaurant; Thursday - Saturday: Blues / R&B /Jazz:

Reds Lounge

3479 S. Archer

773/376-0517

Occasional Blues

Reservation Blues

1566 N. Milwaukee

(773) 645-5200

Blues: Wednesday-Sunday. Southwest Cuisin

Rooster Blues

811 W. Lake

(312) 733-6577

Blues 7 nights a week, 2 stages, Kitchen. Sun: Michael Coleman, Carlos Johnson. Tues: Billy Branch, Carl Weathersby; Thurs: AC Reed/ Lurrie Bell

Rosa's Lounge

3420 W. Armitage

(773) 342-0452

Blues six nights a week, closed Mondays

Shaws Crab House

21 E. Hubbard

(312) 527-2722

Blues Thursdays & some Sundays (just around the corner from JRM)

Slice of Chicago

36 S. Northwest Hwy, Palatine

(847) 991-2150

Blues Fridays and Saturdays

SmokeDaddy

1804 W. Division

(773) 772-6656

Mondays: Rockin'Johnny Band. No cover. Good Food

Simon's Tavern

5210 N. Clark

(773) 878-0894

Ocassional Blues

The Starlight Lounge

Pulaski at 5th Avenue

Sundays 6 pm on is Jumpin Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs plus guests

Villa Kula

4530 N. Lincoln

(773) 728-3114

Saturdays 9 pm: Erwin Helfer & Jon Brumbach

Woodrow's

4600 N Lincoln

(773) 907-0740

Tuesdays: Professor John and His Band