The $30 ticket to the Winter Delights Chicago Blues Tour includes admission to six clubs with shuttle service between venues. Early-bird buses start at 6 PM from the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Randolph, where Chainsaw Dupont will play there from 5:15 to 6:55. After 7:30 you can leave from any venue. For info and advance tickets, which are strongly recommended, see or call 866-548-3258.

Friday 14


31 E. Balbo, 312-362-9707

7 PM Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues, Chainsaw Dupont & the Blues Warriors

Lee’s Unleaded Blues

7401 S. South Chicago, 773-493-3477

7 PM Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters

Linda’s Lounge

1044 W. 51st, 708-612-4657

7 PM Fantastic L-Roy & the Bulletproof Band

Red Pepper Lounge

428 E. 87th, 773-873-5700

7 PM Joe Barr & Soul Express

Rosa’s Lounge

3420 W. Armitage, 773-342-0452

7:30 PM Willie Davis & the All-Star Band with Brian Lupo, Sharon

Lewis Band

7313 Club

7313 S. Halsted, 773-723-0592

6:15 PM Fred Johnson & the Checkmates

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/James Fraher.