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 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.

2019-2020 season

Billy Branch


Leigh Fagin, Senior Director of Programming and Engagement for the Logan Center
Charles Rumback, Logan Center Blues & Jazz Coordinator

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



2019-2020 Second Monday Blues line-up


Background picture: Ruthie Foster