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Logan Center Bluesfest Honors Chicago’s South Side Musical Tradition

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Logan Center Bluesfest Honors Chicago’s South Side Musical Tradition

logan center bluesfest

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

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After graduating from the U of I with a Bachelor’s in English, Courtney hit the ground running. A lifelong passion for writing (oddly foreshadowed by a tendency to live on streets named after dead British authors) is what drives her professional endeavors. When she’s not at her desk with headphones in, cranking out articles on Chicago’s music, dining, and nightlife scenes, you can usually find her at concerts around the city, watching horror movies, psyching herself into going to the gym, or obsessing over scented candles.


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