09 Chicago Blues Fest lineup revealed

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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings performing at last year’s Lollapalooza. They’ll be back in the park this summer for the city’s blues festival. (Sun-Times file)

The lineup for the 2009 Chicago Blues Festival has been revealed. Headliners include Bettye LaVette, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, plus a 70th birthday celebration for Eddie C. Campbell. The fest is June 12-14 in Grant Park, and if the recession has given you the blues, hey, get happy this is one of many free city festivals!

See the full schedule after the jump …

The 2009 Chicago Blues Festival schedule

(which is, of course, subject to change)

Friday, June 12

“Prowling Nighthawk”

Front Porch (12:00-8:00 pm)

12:00-1:00 pm – Blues in the Schools

1:30-2:30 pm – Gloria Thompson Rogers

3:00-4:30 pm – Big Bill and Mud Morganfield with special guests Pinetop Perkins and Willie Big Eyes Smith

5:00-6:00 pm – Andrew Jr. Boy Jones

6:30-8:00 pm – Charlie Musselwhite Band

Gibson Guitar Crossroads (1:00-7:00 pm)

1:00-2:00 pm – Chicago Blues Experience featuring Vince Agwada and Russ Green

2:30-3:30 pm – Mary Lanes Blues All Stars

4:00-5:30 pm – Sherman Moody Thomas and the Lees Unleaded Revue

6:00-7:00 pm – Grana Louise

Zone Perfect Route 66 Roadhouse (12:30-8:00 pm)

12:30-2:00 pm – Charles Wsir Johnson

2:30-3:30 pm – Donna Herula

4:00-5:00 pm – Remembering Nighthawk

5:30-6:30 pm – Beginning Blue Progression Workshop

7:00-8:00 pm – East of the Edens Soul Express

Mississippi Juke Joint (12:30-8:00 pm)

12:30-1:30 pm – Eddie Taylor Jr. with Harmonica Hinds

2:00-3:00 pm – Maxwell Street Revisited: featuring Dancin Perkins, Iceman Robinson, Smilin Bobby, Bobby Too Tough and Frank Lil Sonny Scott Jr.

3:30-4:30 pm – Sam Lay

5:00-6:00 pm – Fernando Jones and the Columbia College Blues Ensemble

6:30-8:00 pm – Festival Jam Session

Petrillo Music Shell (7:00-9:30 pm)

7:00-8:10 pm – Shirley Johnson – celebrating her new release on Delmark – Blues Attack!

8:20-9:30 pm – Eddie C. Campbell-70th Birthday Celebration – celebrating his upcoming Delmark debut release – Tear This World Up!

Saturday, June 13

Sweet Black Angel

Front Porch (12:00-8:00 pm)

12:00-1:30 pm – Earwig Records Tribute to Sunnyland featuring Aaron Moore, Allen Batts and Dennis Binder

2:00-3:00 pm – Holle Thee Maxwell

3:30-4:30 pm – Ray Allison

5:00-6:00 pm – Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

6:30-8:00 pm – Nolan Struck with King Edward and special guests

Gibson Guitar Crossroads (12:00-5:00 pm)

12:00-1:15 pm – Lurrie Bell

1:45-3:00 pm – Cyrus Hayes and Lady Lee

3:30-5:00 pm – Travis Moonchild Haddix

Zone Perfect Route 66 Roadhouse (12:30-8:00 pm)

12:30-2:00 pm – Charles Wsir Johnson

2:30-4:00 pm – The Art of the Slide Workshop: Elmore James Jr., Jeremy Spencer, Lil Ed, and John Primer

4:30-5:30 pm – Samuel James

6:30-8:00 pm – East of the Edens Soul Express

Mississippi Juke Joint (12:30-8:00 pm)

12:30-1:30 pm – Terry Harmonica Bean

2:00-3:00 pm – Eden Brent

3:30-4:30 pm – Little Dave Thompson

5:00-6:00 pm – John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band

6:30-8:00 pm – Festival Jam Session-hosted by Demetria Taylor

Petrillo Band Shell (5:00-9:30 pm)

5:00-6:30 pm – Walter Scott hosts Southside Angels featuring Miss Peaches, Claudette, and Miss Jessie

6:40-8:10 pm – Trudy Lynn with the Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings featuring Daddy G

8:20-9:30 pm – Bettye LaVette

Sunday, June 14

Every Day and Night

Front Porch (12:00-8:00 pm)

12:00-1:00 pm – Lee Boys

1:30-2:30 pm – Christland Singers

3:00-4:15 pm – Lou Pride and the Blues Disciples

4:45-6:00 pm – Rabbit Factory Soul Revue

6:30-8:00 pm – Vernon Harrington and the Atomic Blues Band

Gibson Guitar Crossroads (12:00-5:00 pm)

12:00-1:15 pm – Tre and the BlueKnights with Lady Kat

1:45-3:00 pm – Ernest Lane and the Kings of Rhythm

3:30-5:00 pm – Lee Boys

Zone Perfect Route 66 Roadhouse (12:30-8:00 pm)

12:30-2:00 pm – Charles Wsir Johnson

2:30-4:00 pm – Eden and Johns East River Band with special guests Jerron Blind Boy Paxton and Dom Flemons

4:30-6:00 pm – Change Blues Films to Record Collecting through the Ages

6:30-8:00 pm – East of the Edens Soul Express

Mississippi Juke Joint (12:30-8:00 pm)

12:30-1:30 pm – Ben Payton

2:00-3:00 pm – Big Jack Johnson

3:30-4:30 pm – David Honeyboy Edwards and with Devil in a Woodpile

5:00-6:00 pm – Grady Champion

6:30-8:00 pm – Blues Festival Pro Blues Jam-Gary Gand

Petrillo Band Shell (5:00-9:30 pm)

5:00-6:00 pm – Johnny Drummer and the Starlighters

6:10-7:10 pm – Big Jack Johnson and the Oilers

7:20-8:20 pm – Jeremy Spencer

8:30-9:30 pm – Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

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