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Chicago Bluesfest Line Up 2011

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Crossroads Stage
Guy King and his Little Big Band
Eric Guitar Davis and the Troublemakers (pic)
Holle Thee Maxwell – (pic)
The Rockin’ Johnny Band featuring Smiley Tillman and Mary Lane

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage
Panel Discussion of Robert Johnson w/ Steven Johnson (family of Robert Johnson)
Howlin’ Wolf Birthday Celebration panel discussion with Richard Shurman, Bettye Kelly, Barbra Marks & Hubert Sumlin Hubert Sumlim
Chris Gill & Derrick Martin
Nora Jean Bruso
James “Super Chikan” Johnson
Festival Jam Session w/ Fernando Jones Band

Front Porch Stage
Blues in the Schools: Stone Academy w/ Eric Noden, Katherine Davis and Erwin Helfer
Erwin Helfer Band featuring Katherine Davis
Rocky Lawrence
“Sanctified Grumblers”

Petrillo Music Shell
Eddie Cotton
Tribute to Robert Johnson: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Rick Sherry, Rocky Lawrence, Hubert Sumlin and Duwayne Burnside Band

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Crossroads Stage
Ronnie Hicks & Masheen Company Band w/ Bob Jones, Cicero Blake, Brown Sugar & Jessie
Dave Herrero and the Hero Brothers Band
Duwayne Burnside Band
George Stancell and Band w/ Willie Buck

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage
Panel Discussion of the Mississippi Blues Trail: Jim O’Neal, Rip Daniels and Alex Thomas
Jarekus Singleton
Dexter Allen
Zac Harmon
Mississippi Jam Session featuring Dexter Allen

Front Porch Stage
Fernando Jones and The Blues Kids of America
Fruteland Jackson
Sam Lay Blues Band
Tribute to Pinetop Perkins featuring Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Friends

Petrillo Music Shell
Dave Specter Band featuring special guest Jimmy Johnson
Carl Weathersby’s Blues Band
Billy Branch and The Son’s of Blues & Friends

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Crossroads Stage
Jarekus Singleton
Rob Blaine’s Big Otis Blues

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage
Q & A Panel w/ Bruce Iglauer and Richard Shurman celebrating 40th Anniversary of Alligator Records
Ben Wiley Payton
The Jimmy Burns Band
Nellie “Tiger” Travis
Festival Jam featuring Kenny Smith

Front Porch Stage
Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
Memphis Gold
Mud Morganfield Band
John Primer

Petrillo Music Shell
Shemekia Copeland
Lonnie Brooks with guests Michael “Iron Man” Burks, Rick Estrin Ann Rabson and Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater: 40th Anniversary of Alligator Records

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