Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest: Daily Schedule


Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival returns to Chicago this weekend, and the schedule speaks for itself. Fest organizers have also named Uncle Zesty's Oldtime Bootknockers, Chasing Shade, The New Old Cavalry, The Big Hit, and The Dirty Pigeons as winners of this year's annual Last Banjo Standing contest.

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Saturday, 1/21/12 – Auditorium Theater

  • The Bluegrass Ball Jam w/ The Travelin' McCourys, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Jeff Austin from Yonder Mountain
  • The Big Mon Jam (a tribute to Bill Monroe) w/ the Del McCoury Band & David Grisman Quintet
  • Del McCoury Band
  • David Grisman Quintet
  • Joe Purdy
  • The Giving Tree Band
  • Henhouse Prowlers
  • Majors Junction
  • The New Old Cavalry
  • Uncle Zesty's Old Time Bootknockers
  • Jonas Friddle
  • Chasing Shade

    Saturday, 1/28/12 – Congress Theater

  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Dawes
  • Joe Pug
  • Bailiff
  • Van Ghost
  • The Dirty Pigeons
  • Great Divide
  • Jon Drake & The Shakes
  • Ben Ripani Music Co.
  • The Future Laureates
  • Band Called Catch
  • Paper Thick Walls
  • Michelle McGuire
  • The Shams Band
  • Go Long Mule
  • The Big Hit


    [Published on: 1/19/12]

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