| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Two of the region's high-achieving young musicians, Bria Kelly from Smithfield and William "MoBetta" Ledbetter from Hampton, will perform next week as part of a Teens Got Talent event.
The free show, organized by Brad Burton's 1-Vision Entertainment,...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:54 AM
When the photo above was taken back in March, 12-year-old Williamsburg resident Logan Layman already knew she was heading to north to play the Chicago Blues Festival on June 6 as part of a youth all-star band.
Turns out, she's going to Chicago twice...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Shemekia Copeland, Irma Thomas, Otis Clay, James Cotton and Billy Branch will be among the headliners at the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 6 through 9.
The festival, expanded to four days this year, will open for the first time at the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Two young blues musicians from the Peninsula, singing bassist Logan Layman and guitar player William "MoBetta" Ledbetter, have been picked to be part of an all-star youth band that will open the Chicago Blues Festival on June 6.
Logan, a 12-year-old...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman.
Not chart statistics. Measurements.
"Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival will expand to four days, with opening night June 6 at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Chicago blues star Shemekia Copeland will kick off the fest that night, with guest guitarist Quinn Sullivan. The...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Each year the Tribune recognizes a handful of Chicagoans as its artists of the year. This year, Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer is among them. Here's why:
The Chicago Blues Festival reserved its final night last June for a birthday party:...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:00 AM
As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk.
Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 1:43 PM
Calling all (well, some) restaurants: There's still time to participate in this summer's Chicago Blues Festival (June 10-12) and Jazz Festival (September 3-4) as a food vendor.
The city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are taking...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A soul-blues singer who has performed for more than a half century, a member of R&B great The Neville Brothers, and a singer who transforms rock, soul and country into devastating blues will headline the first Pennsylvania Blues Festival at......
| May 28, 2012
| 7:27 AM
Chicago Blues Festival
Pepsi Front Porch Stage (Southwest Corner)
Jackson Blvd. & Columbus Dr.
| Jun 10, 2011