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Buddy Guy, tributes to Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon among 2015 Chicago Blues Festival lineup

Buddy Guy, Big Bill Morganfield, Mud Morganfield, Bobby Dixon, Syl Johnson, Billy Branch and the Taj Mahal Trio are just a few of the musicians/singers slated for the 2015 Chicago Blues Festival, June 12-14 at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events made the announcement today.

The three-day festival, presented by the City of Chicago, will also feature tributes and a special centennial concert on June 14 honoring Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events made the announcement today. In addition the lineup at the Petrillo Shell, three additional stages in the park will feature an eclectic lineup of blues music makers.

For updated schedules and festival details, visit chicagobluesfestival.us.

 Taj Mahal | AP Photo/Keystone, Sigi Tischler, file)

Taj Mahal | AP Photo/Keystone, Sigi Tischler, file)

Here’s the schedule: (subject to change without notice)

FRIDAY JUNE 12

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

6 p.m.: Zora Young

7:05 p.m.: Clarence Carter

8:25 p.m.: Syl Johnson

BUD LIGHT CROSSROADS STAGE

11:15 a.m.: Quintus McCormick

12:45 p.m.: Mary Lane

2:30 p.m.: Charlie Love

4:15 p.m.: Nellie Tiger Travis

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI RHYTHM & BLUES STAGE

11:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion with Richard Shurman – “100 Years of Blues Greatness: Honoring Distinguished Centennials”

1:00 p.m.: Scott Albert Johnson

2:30 p.m.: JJ Thames

4 p.m.: John Primer

5:30 p.m.: Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith Jam Session

PEPSI FRONT PORCH STAGE

Noon: Blues In The Schools with Stone Academy, Eric Noden, Katherine Davis

1:30 p.m.: Studebaker John and the Maxwell Street Kings

3 p.m.: Andy T. and Nick Nixon Band

4:30 p.m.: Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang

SATURDAY JUNE 13

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

5:30 p.m.: Toronzo Cannon

6:30 p.m.: Taj Mahal Trio

8:05 p.m.: Buddy Guy

BUD LIGHT CROSSROADS STAGE

“The Next Generation”

11:15 a.m.: Jamiah On Fire and the Red Machine

12:45 p.m.: Marquise Knox

2:30 p.m.: Jarekus Singleton

4:15 p.m.: Shawn Holt & The Tear Drops

JACKSON MISSISSIPPI RHYTHM AND BLUES STAGE

11:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion – “Essence of Soul Blues: with Alex Thomas and Johnny Rawls

1 p.m.: The House Rockers

2:30 p.m.: Vickie Baker

4 p.m.: Johnny Rawls

5:30 p.m.: Jam Session

PEPSI FRONT PORCH STAGE

Noon: Austin Walk’n Cane

1:30 p.m.: Lurrie Bell

3 p.m.: Paul Oscher Trio

4:30 p.m.: Cash Box Kings

Muddy Waters | SUN-TIMES FILE PHOTO

Muddy Waters | SUN-TIMES FILE PHOTO

SUNDAY JUNE 14

PETRILLO MUSIC SHELL

5:00 p.m.: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues with special guest Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater

6:20 p.m: Willie Dixon Centennial Tribute featuring Billy Branch, Keshia Dixon, Tomiko Dixon, Bobby Dixon, Freddie Dixon, Alex Dixon, Cash McCall, Sugar Blue, John Watkins and Andrew Blaze Thomas

8:05 p.m.: Muddy Water’s Centennial Tribute featuring Bob Margolin, Mud Morganfield, Big Bill Morganfield, John Primer, Rick Kreher, Bob Stroger, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, E.G. McDaniel, Barrelhouse Chuck, Jerry Portnoy and Paul Oscher

BUD LIGHT CROSSROADS STAGE

11:15 a.m.: Chick Rodgers

12:45 p.m.: Holle Thee Maxwell

2:30 p.m.: Blues Shaking the Fields

4:15 p.m.: John Nemeth

JACKSON MISSISSIPPI RHYTHM AND BLUES STAGE

11:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion- Muddy Waters & Willie Dixon

1 p.m.: Tawanna Shaunte

2:30 p.m.: Tonya Boyd Cannon

4 p.m.: Patrice Moncell

5:30 p.m.: Blues Jam Session with Dexter Allen

PEPSI FRONT PORCH STAGE

Celebrating Centennials 1915-2015

Noon: Celebrating Centennials of 1915 -2015: Honey Boy Edwards, Brownie McGhee and Johnny Shines, a Round Robin with Bill Sims Jr., Paul Kaya and others

1:30 p.m.: Paul Kaye Trio

3 p.m.: M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio

4:30 p.m.: Heritage Blues Orchestra Quartet