Chicago blues label Delmark Records celebrates its 65th anniversary at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. According to Timeout Chicago, the lineup on June 8 will give awesome performances. Chicago Blues Label Delmark Records was known for releasing albums for the following artists: Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, and many more.
Corey Dennison Band and Mississippi Heat, who are Modern Delmark artists as well, will kick off the evening’s event before a set of local performance will turn the tribute to Delmark’s most respected signees. On June 9, a long list of local performances will honor blues harpist, also known as harmonica player Little Walter. It can be recalled that he began in a blues club on Maxwell Street before joining Muddy Waters’ band.
Moreover, harmonica aficionados can expect to see Billy Branch, Billy Boy, Arnold, Corky Siegel, Rick Estrin, Sugar Blue, Magic Dick and more blowing on their harps. This will happen during the climactic end of the evening.
On June 10, Chicago Blues Festival will welcome gospel legend Mavis Staples to the stage to end the weekend hometown set. As per the earlier source, the 78-year-old veteran recently released her third album “If All I was, was black.” It was reportedly produced in collaboration with Jeff Tweedy. Therefore, do not be shocked to see Wilco frontman show up in one of Staples’ performance. The evening will also feature performances from rootsy vocalist Fantastic Negrito and Louisiana bluesman Kenny Neal.
Festival will reveal the lineups in the coming months, for its Budweiser Crossroads Stage, Mississippi Juke Joint and the Front Porch. Furthermore, this summer will mark the Chicago Blues Festival’s second appearance in Millennium Park since being moved from its former home in Grant Park.
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