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Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues
Historic Site of Illinois Central Depot, The Black Ellis Island is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

1. Historic Site of Illinois Central Depot, The Black Ellis Island

7.8
200 E Roosevelt Rd (at S Indiana Ave), Chicago, IL
Sito storico · Grant Park · 4 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Two granite blocks mark the former spot of the Illinois Central Depot, or the Black Ellis Island, where 1000s of southern African Americans arrived to start new lives in Chicago - the Promised Land. Leggi tutto.

Location of Historic Maxwell Street Market is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

2. Location of Historic Maxwell Street Market

7.3
Maxwell St & Halsted, Chicago, IL
Sito storico · University Village - Little Italy · 12 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Maxwell Street was once home to a bustling street market, and a place to hear many of the first great blues musicians, new arrivals from the South who would set up at a street corner and jam. Leggi tutto.

Historic Site of Vee-Jay Records is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

3. Historic Site of Vee-Jay Records

7.7
1449 S Michigan Ave (bt E 14th & 16th Sts), Chicago, IL
Sito storico · South Loop · 7 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Situated on this stretch of the former ‘record row,’ Vee-Jay Records was the largest, most successful R&B label of its time, and recorded blues greats like Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker and others. Leggi tutto.

Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation, Historic Site of Chess Records is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

4. Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation, Historic Site of Chess Records

8.7
2120 S Michigan Ave (bt E 21st St & Cermak Av), Chicago, IL
Sito storico · South Loop · 10 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: One of the most important sites in blues history, nearly every blues great passed through here when it was home to Chess Records. The building now houses the Blues Heaven Foundation. Leggi tutto.

Historic Site of State Street Stroll is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

5. Historic Site of State Street Stroll

7.8
(at Calumet Ave.), Chicago, IL
Sito storico · 5 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: In the 1920’s, this is where you’d come strut your stuff as music poured from nightclubs. The Meyers Ace Hardware store used to be the Sunset Café, a legendary jazz club where Louis Armstrong played. Leggi tutto.

Chicago Blues District is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

6. Chicago Blues District

8.6
708 E 47th St, Chicago, IL
Jazz club · Grand Boulevard · 12 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: This used to be the landmark 708 Club, one of the birthplaces of the Chicago blues. It was here that the instruments and style that defined the highly-charged electrified blues really came together. Leggi tutto.

Blues Brothers Mural / Shelly's Loan & Jewelry Co. is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

7. Blues Brothers Mural / Shelly's Loan & Jewelry Co.

8.6
300 E 47th St (47th & Prairie), Chicago, IL
Piazza · Grand Boulevard · 8 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: You might recognize this mural created for the filming of the original Blue Brothers movie, where Ray’s Music Exchange stood. It remains today as a testament to the blues’ Chicago roots. Leggi tutto.

Chess Records is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

8. Chess Records

7.6
S Cottage Grove Ave (at E 49th St. (NW Corner)), Chicago, IL
Sito storico · Grand Boulevard · 4 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Demo tapes were cleverly tested here at the original Chess Records offices by blaring music outdoors to folks waiting for the bus at the corner and seeing if they started grooving to the beat. Leggi tutto.

Muddy Waters' Home is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

9. Muddy Waters' Home

Chicago, IL
Abitazione (privata) · North Kenwood · 4 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Blues legend Muddy Waters bought this place where Howlin’ Wolf and other musicians used to stay. When it got too hot to play indoors, neighbors were often treated to a jam session on the front porch. Leggi tutto.

Darrin's is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

10. Darrin's

6.6
1249 E 87th St (btwn S Avalon Ave & S Kimbark Ave), Chicago, IL
Jazz club · 19 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: This South Side neighborhood bar showcases local blues entertainment. Leggi tutto.

Blue Chicago is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

11. Blue Chicago

8.7
536 N Clark St (Bt W Grand Av & Ohio St.), Chicago, IL
Jazz club · River North · 56 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Mark Blue Chicago on your map; comprising 2 clubs 2 blocks away from one another, Blue Chicago offers plenty of live music at a convenient downtown location.

B.L.U.E.S. is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

12. B.L.U.E.S.

9.0
2519 N Halsted St (at Lill Ave.), Chicago, IL
Luogo per concerti · North Side · 43 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: This club on Chicago's North Side features live music on a nightly basis. Leggi tutto.

Buddy Guy's Legends is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

13. Buddy Guy's Legends

8.8
700 S Wabash Ave (at Balbo Dr.), Chicago, IL
Luogo per concerti · South Loop · 139 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Local and international legends play here, and Buddy Guy himself graces the stage of his authentic blues club, where memorabilia like B.B. King and John Lee Hooker’s guitars complete the atmosphere. Leggi tutto.

Checkerboard Lounge is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

14. Checkerboard Lounge

5201 S Harper Ave (E. 52nd Street & S. Harper Ave.), Chicago, IL
Jazz club · Hyde Park · 4 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: No blues tour would be complete without a trip to the Checkerboard--at least according to Prince and the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, who were known to pop in for late-night jam sessions. Leggi tutto.

Kingston Mines is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

15. Kingston Mines

9.0
2548 N Halsted St (at Wrightwood Ave), Chicago, IL
Jazz club · Lincoln Park · 110 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Its late hours, regular acoustic blues sets, all-night kitchen, and vibrant neighborhood full of shops, restaurants, and other entertainment recommend this club as a top blues destination. Leggi tutto.

Lee's Unleaded Blues is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

16. Lee's Unleaded Blues

7401 S South Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
Jazz club · Grand Crossing · 5 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Travel through an old railroad crossing to Lee's Unleaded Blues, where local blues musicians give visitors a taste of the real deal. Leggi tutto.

Rosa's Lounge is one of Explore Chicago - Chicago Blues.

17. Rosa's Lounge

8.9
3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL
Rock club · Logan Square · 17 consigli e recensioni

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: This welcoming neighborhood hangout in Logan Square presents renowned local and national bands 5 nights a week. Leggi tutto.