Blues at the Logan Center

Logan Center Blues programming honors the South Side roots of the blues tradition with conversations and presentations by emerging artists and legendary award-winning blues musicians each year, providing unique critical discourse of the blues alongside a rich roster of headliner concerts, free performances, and live interviews.

Logan Center Bluesfest 2020 will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center, a series of performances that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition, interdisciplinary explorations that explore the roots and impact of blues music, along with hands-on workshops and educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Save-the-date for Logan Center Bluesfest - October 16-19, 2020!

SECOND MONDAY BLUES

The Logan Center’s newest music series, Second Monday Blues features Chicago’s world-class musicians and emerging blues stars. A live interview precedes each concert, moderated by the series’ three-time, Grammy-nominated curator and host, Billy Branch. Relax with a glass of wine or cup of tea in Café Logan’s intimate setting while getting up close and personal with local musicians and delving deeper into Chicago blues.


2018-2019 inaugural season

HOSTED BY
Billy Branch

ORGANIZED BY
Charles Rumback, Logan Center Blues & Jazz Coordinator

Leigh Fagin, Deputy Director of Programming and Engagement for the Logan Center
 

We'd like to thank our sponsors and partners:
The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
The Reva and David Logan Foundation

 

 

2018-2019 Second Monday Blues line-up


2018-19 HIGHLIGHTS

Interview and performance with Jimmy Johnson, by Billy Branch. Mon, Nov 12, 2018

Interview and performance with Jamiah Rogers by Billy Branch. Mon, Mar 11

Interview and performance with Mary Lane, by Billy Branch. Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Interview and performance with Jimmy Burns, by Billy Branch. Mon, April 8, 2019

Interview and performance with Lurie Bell, by Billy Branch. Mon, Feb 11, 2019


2018-19 SCHEDULE

Jimmy Johnson
Mon, Nov 12, 2018 • 7pm


Mary Lane
Mon, Nov 14, 2019 • 7pm


Lurrie Bell
Mon, Feb 11, 2019 • 7pm

 

Jamiah Rogers
Mon, Mar 11, 2019 • 7pm


Jimmy Burns
Mon, Apr 8, 2019 • 7pm

 
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Background picture: Ruthie Foster