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!


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

Billy Branch

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


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


Background picture: Ruthie Foster