A special Thursday evening concert will kick off this milestone Chicago Blues Festival with Shemekia Copeland (crowned the “new” Queen of the Blues in 2011) headlining the evening joined by special guest, blues guitar prodigy and Buddy Guy collaborator, Quinn Sullivan. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with openers Blues Kids of America followed by Jamiah on Fire & The Red Machine.
6:30 – 6:50 pm – Fernando Jones’ Blues Kids of America
7:10 – 7:40 pm – Jamiah On Fire & The Red Machine
8:00 – 9:00 pm – Shemekia Copeland with special guest Quinn Sullivan