Thursday, January 17, 2008

Second Night of Chicago Blues Festival Announced

As if veterans James Cotton and Johnny Winter won't provide enough fireworks on the first night of the Chicago Blues Festival, the second is filled with more dependable blockbuster acts. Koko Taylor and Eddy Clearwater, who have collectively won over 30 W.C. Handy Awards, are leading the group, along with Ruby Andrews, Cicero Blake and Jackie Ross all participating in a set of past highlights of the festival (now in its 25th year). It's estimated that over 750,000 people attend the festival every year, and some of this might be due to the fact that the festival's four days are free, surely making it one of the top 10 blues fest deals in the country.

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