LOVE BLUES MUSIC? AURORA, ILLINOIS IS CELEBRATING BLUES MUSIC THIS WEEK!!!

 Love Blues Music?  You must come and help celebrate Aurora's first-ever Blues Week in Aurora, Illinois. 

AURORA CELEBRATES ITS MUSICAL HERITAGE WITH FIRST-EVER BLUES WEEK IN AURORA

Aurora will celebrate its musical heritage in a big way beginning June 19 with the first-ever Blues Week in Aurora, leading up to the annual Blues on the Fox festival June 27 and 28.

The week will commemorate Aurora’s historic Bluebird recording sessions with a mayoral proclamation, a blues-themed movie, a symposium on the history of the blues in Aurora, and free performances and activities for both adults and children.

Throughout the week, Aurora will paint the town blue with window displays from locally owned businesses, and vintage programming on ACTV highlighting Aurora’s blues history featuring past big-name performers including Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

The week will culminate with the 18th Annual Blues on the Fox Festival, one of the most heralded blues festivals in the Midwest, staged at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway.

On Friday, June 27, Joe Louis Walker opens the festivities, followed by Grammy Award winning headliner Jimmie Vaughan. Gates open at 6 p.m. On Saturday, June 28, gates open at 2 p.m. for a full day of live blues featuring Samantha Fish, Tab Benoit, Taj Mahal, and headliner Los Lonely Boys.

All tickets are general admission and are $20 each day, with free entry for children ages 12 and under with an adult. For the full line-up and to purchase tickets, visit www.riveredgeaurora.com.

Blues Week in Aurora is sponsored by the Fox Valley Music Foundation, Culture Stock Bookstore, Aurora Cultural Creatives, the Copley Theatre, and Two Brothers Brewing Company.

More information is available by calling the Customer Service Division at (630) 256-INFO (4636).

Schedule of Events

 

Thursday, June 19

6:30 p.m.

Lit by the Bridge

Blues-themed writing and open mic

Culture Stock Bookstore

43 E. Galena Blvd.

 

Monday, June 23

6 p.m.

Music Monday: Blues Preservation Band

Culture Stock Bookstore

43 E. Galena Blvd.

 

Tuesday, June 24

10:30 a.m.

Story Time: Rockin’ the Blues

Instrument petting zoo, shoebox guitars

Culture Stock Bookstore

43 E. Galena Blvd.

 

6 p.m.

Mayoral Proclamation

City Council Chambers

44 E. Downer Place

 

Wednesday, June 25

7 p.m.

Blues Symposium

Leland recordings, book signing, and Blues art

Copley Theatre

8 E. Galena Blvd.

 

Thursday, June 26

10:30 a.m.

Story Time: Rockin’ the Blues

Craft, story, and harmonica lessons

Culture Stock Bookstore

43 E. Galena Blvd.

 

8:30 p.m.

Brew & View: The Blues Brothers

Jake, Elwood and the Blues Mobile

Two Brothers Roundhouse

205 N. Broadway

 

Friday, June 27

6 p.m.

Blues on the Fox: Jimmie Vaughan and Joe Louis Walker

RiverEdge Park

360 N. Broadway

Saturday, June 28

2 p.m.

Blues on the Fox: Los Lonely Boys, Taj Mahal, Tab Benoit, and Samantha Fish

RiverEdge Park

360 N. Broadway

 

 

ACTV “Blues Week” Schedule

 

Monday, June 23

12 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2008

1:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2007

2 p.m. Honeyboy Edwards Live at Waubonsee Community College, 1997

4 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2008

5 p.m. Honeyboy Edwards Live at Waubonsee Community College, 1997

7:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2010

9 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2002

10 p.m. Honeyboy Edwards Live at Waubonsee Community College, 1997

11 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2008

 

Tuesday, June 24

12 p.m. Blues News

1 p.m. Paul Parello’s Blues Power

4 p.m. Blues News

7:30 p.m. Blues News: Willie Dixon Tribute

8 p.m. Blues News: Yank Rachell

8:30 p.m. Blues News: Willie Dixon Tribute

9 p.m. Blues News: Willie Dixon Tribute

9:30 p.m. Paul Parello’s Blues Power

10:30 p.m. Blues News

 

Wednesday, June 25

12 p.m. Blues News

12:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 1999

1:30 p.m. Blues News

3:30 p.m. Blues News: Willie Dixon Tribute

4 p.m. Paul Parello’s Blues Power

5 p.m. Quiet Legend: Honeyboy Edwards

5:30 p.m. Blues Legend: Yank Rachell

7 p.m. Blues News

7:30 p.m. Honeyboy Edwards Live at Waubonsee Community College, 1997

8:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2008

10 p.m. Honeyboy Edwards Live at Waubonsee Community College, 1997

11 p.m. Blues News

11:30 p.m. Blues News: Willie Dixon Tribute

 

Thursday, June 24

12 p.m. John Lee Hooker documentary

1 p.m. Honeyboy Edwards Live at Waubonsee Community College, 1997

2 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2002

3 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2007

3:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2010

7 p.m. John Lee Hooker documentary

8 p.m. Quiet Legend: Honeyboy Edwards

8:30 p.m. Blues Legend: Yank Rachell

9 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2002

10 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2007

10:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2010

 

Friday, June 25

12 p.m. Blues News

1 p.m. Paul Parello’s Blues Power

2:30 p.m. Quiet Legend: Honeyboy Edwards

3 p.m. Blues Legend: Yank Rachell

3:30 p.m. John Lee Hooker documentary

4:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 1999

5 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2002

6 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2008

7:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2010

9 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2007

9:30 p.m. Blues News

 

Saturday, June 28

12 p.m. Blues News

3 p.m. Quiet Legend: Honeyboy Edwards

3:30 p.m. John Lee Hooker documentary

4:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox documentary

6 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2002

7 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2007

7:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2008

8:30 p.m. Blues on the Fox: 2010

Location: Aurora, IL

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