Blues Fest plans for Waters, Dixon tributes

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CHICAGO, IL – Chicago blues legends Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon will be honored with what’s billed as a “special centennial celebration” at the 32nd annual Chicago Blues Festival in June in Grant Park.

The festivities will unfold on June 14, with Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues kicking off the music at 5:30 p.m. at the Petrillo Music Shell.

A Willie Dixon homage will start at 6:30 p.m. featuring Branch, Dixon family members, Sugar Blue, John Watkins and others.

A Muddy Waters tribute will start at 8:15 p.m. and will spotlight Bob Margolin, Mud Morganfield, Big Bill Morganfield, John Primer, Rick Kreher, Bob Stroger, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, E.G. McDaniel, Paul Oscher, Jerry Portnoy and Barrelhouse Chuck.

The Chicago Blues Festival will run June 12-14 in Grant Park; the complete schedule will be released in the spring.

For more information, visit chicagobluesfestival.us 

Source: Chicago Tribune



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