Logan Center Bluesfest Honors Chicago’s South Side Musical Tradition
Coming to the University of Chicago is the first-ever Logan Center Bluesfest, and it’s bringing a full musical, educational, and interactive experience this weekend, October 13 – 15.
Placing the spotlight on the South Side of Chicago’s rich history of blues music and culture, this inaugural, annual event welcomes artists both local and national, professional and amateur, and of all ages to enjoy live performances, play in jam sessions, and participate in free workshops and seminars such as photography exhibitions and film screenings. To top it off, tasty BBQ will be served to complete the bluesy mood.
Headlining the live performances are Elvis Bishop and his Big Fun Trio, Billy Branch showcasing Bringing the Blues Back to the South Side, and John Anderson showcasing Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story, alongside band members Mark Naftalin and Sam Lay. For those who may have missed it, we covered John Anderson’s documentary about the legendary Sam lay in Sam Lay in Bluesland, and we’re delighted to see him again at Logan Center Bluesfest. Other artists attending the festival include Melody Angel, Eddy Clearwater, Terrie Odabi, and Corky Siegel.
Make reservations now to attend the various free events taking place at Logan Center Bluesfest – what’s sure to be a fantastic community celebration year after year. Check out the complete schedule of events here.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago
915 East 60th Street