LURRIE BELL, Steve Bell, Demetria Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, Ronnie Baker Brooks @ Logan Center for Arts Blues Fest

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
at the University of Chicago
915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637

Concert: Daughters & Sons of the Blues

  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • 7:30 PM  9:30 PM
  • Logan Center for the Arts915 East 60th StreetChicago, IL, 60637United States (map)
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Daughters & Sons of the Blues: Shemekia Copeland & Ronnie Baker Brooks with Special Guests, Lurrie Bell & Steve Bell, and Demetria Taylor

Blues music has been handed down from generation to generation since its inception. Chicago has the largest concentration of Blues families in the world. In this program, we will be hosting the most celebrated and successful progeny of the Blues.

Tickets to live performance 
Adult: $10 / 21 & under: $5

Bluesfest 2021: Friday, October 15: “Daughters and Sons of the Blues” Shemekia Copeland & Ronnie Baker Brooks With Special Guests, Lurrie Bell & Steve Bell, and Demetria Taylor

LIVE HEADLINER CONCERTS
Attend events in-person

Adult: $10 / 21 & under: $5
per concert

Live headliner concert tickets are required for admission to Daughters and Sons of the Blues (Fri., Oct. 15), I Been Studdin’ Ya!: Bobby Rush with Jontavious Willis (Sat., Oct 16), and “a strange bitter” by avery r. young, with Melody Angel (Sun., Oct 17).

Other live Bluesfest events are FREE to attend but tickets are required and space is limited.

Concert: Daughters & Sons of the BluesOct 15, 2021 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Featuring Shemekia Copeland & Ronnie Baker Brooks, with special guests Lurrie Bell & Steve Bell, and Demetria Taylor

Blues music has been handed down from generation to generation since its inception. Chicago has the largest concentration of Blues families in the world. In this program, we will be hosting the most celebrated and successful progeny of the Blues.

Tickets to live performance
Adult: $10 / 21 & under: $5

Bluesfest 2021

October 15-17, 2021

This year, the Logan Center Bluesfest broadens its reach, transitioning to a hybrid model with a comprehensive series of intimate concerts, conversations, and special events in which select programming is offered in-person, and all programming is live-streamed for free to audiences around the world.

The 2021 festival follows the thread of Blues music from its earliest expressions to its most contemporary. The festival brings together the progeny of Chicago Blues legends in Daughters and Sons of the Blues, celebrates intergenerational relationships between artists separated chronologically by six decades but glued together by the songs of their forebears, and explores the many branches of the Blues tree from the roots to the fruits. Other events include our first commission of original blues music, a photography exhibition, book signings, interviews, and conversations honoring the history of the blues on the South Side and beyond.


Lurrie Bell

Born in Chicago in 1958, blues guitarist Lurrie Bell is the son of harmonica player Carey Bell. His father’s band, the Carey Bell Blues Band, often rehearsed in the family’s apartment, and Bell grew up among music and musicians. He taught himself how to play the guitar and eventually played with his father’s band in a couple of club performances. In 1977, Bell, Freddie Dixon (son of Willie Dixon), and harp player Billy Branch formed Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues. Bell left the band in 1982, and spent the rest of the decade as a session musician and touring with KoKo Taylor’s band. In 1984 he and his father recorded the album Son of a Gun. Bell continues to play and record.

Date

Oct 15 2021
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Time

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Venue

Logan Center
915 E 60th St Chicago, IL 60637
Website
https://logancenterblues.org/

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