June 11th – 12:00am • Black Ensemble Theater • 4450 N. Clark •
In conjunction with the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival, UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHTS returns with another FREE event on Saturday, June 11. We are thrilled to host the Chicago Blues All-Stars featuring Jimmy Tillman on drums. This event is free with RSVP at link above.
11:00pm – Doors and Bar Open!
11:30pm – All are welcome to dance on stage to old time blues recordings.
12:00 Midnight Show – Seating is general admission and first-come, first-served.
Valet parking in the parking garage will be available starting at 11:15pm for $10.
The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.
40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Founded by Willie Dixon, CHICAGO BLUES ALL-STARS stand on the shoulders of giants the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and others who created the Chicago blues sound. When the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Cream, The Animals, Van Morrison and others integrated Chicago blues into their recordings, the world heard us.
Dr. Jimmy Lee Tillman | drums/vocals
Deacon Freddie Dixon Bass | vocal leader
Bro. John Watkins | lead guitar/vocals
Steve “Baby” Bell | harmonica/vocals
Sir. Dedrick Blanchard | piano/organ/vocals