Chicago Sun-Times
Are you out in it? We're on it. All the street-level tunes, flicks, chow, cocktails and more from sources around the city ...

Chicago Blues Weekend offers a triple shot of tunes

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

chriscanas.jpg
Chris Canas plays during the Chicago Blues Tour on Saturday.

News flash: You don't have to wait for the Chicago Blues Festival to enjoy three straight days of blues-related fun. Chicago Blues Weekend is now upon us, and while it may cost a lot more than the annual free event in Grant Park, it's still worth a gander. Here's the schedule for the next few days:

Friday: Chicago Blues Express. You'll visit three South Side clubs (Lee's Unleaded Blues, For the Good Times Lounge, Taste Entertainment Center) during this five-hour tour. A $75 ticket price includes two drinks and a download card for Chainsaw DuPont's "The Real Guitar Hero," plus shuttle transportation from Lizzie McNeill's (400 N. McClurg).

Saturday: Chicago Blues Tour. The 20th annual event includes 10 clubs and 11 performers, including Michael Coleman, Super Percy and Chainsaw DuPont, all for just $45. Lizzie McNeill's is the hub, with buses departing every 10-20 minutes from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday: Maxwell Market Shuttle Tour and Blues Jam. Take a shuttle down to the famed Maxwell Street District and enjoy a 50-minute historical walking tour, shopping at the Market, a live blues jam and more during this $10 event. Downtown pickups are at Lizzie McNeill's and the Jazz Record Mart (27 E. Illinois), with departures at 9:30, 10:15 and 11 a.m.

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/32219

Leave a comment

Share Your Photos

Categories

Pages

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Ben Rubenstein published on May 20, 2010 12:30 PM.

3 Things To Do Today was the previous entry in this blog.

Weekend Warrior: 5 Things To Do In Chicago is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.