The full schedule will be announced later this Spring but here are the headliners that will appear at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Friday, June 7, 11am–9pm
Charlie Musselwhite will be joined by Bill Boy Arnold. The famed harp player has jammed on stage with all the greats. Shortly before winning the GRAMMY® Award for Best Blues Album for their collaboration Get Up!, he and Ben Harper played at the White House for President Obama and the First Lady, in a salute to Memphis soul.
The Jimmy Johnson Blues Band with special guest Rico McFarland will mark Mr. Johnson’s 90th birthday.
Bobby Rush will headline the night. The GRAMMY® Award-winning artist was named by Rolling Stone "The King of the Chitlin' Circuit" for his vigorous touring schedule and energetic show.
Saturday, June 8, 11am–9pm
Latimore, the R&B singer, songwriter, pianist and Blues Hall of Famer will kick off the stage.
Don Bryant will take the stage. Bryant started his career as a gospel music artist at an early age and found soul at Hi Records in Memphis, TN. Most recently, he was invited to perform with the Memphis-based soul homage outfit The Bo-Keys.
Bettye LaVette, the award-winning and legendary soul artist will headline. One of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 60s, LaVette is still creating vital recordings today.
Sunday, June 9, 11am–9pm