Lyons has the blues again

Lyons has the blues again

Windy City Blues Fest set for Sept. 6-8

By Steve Metsch

Lyons once again has the blues.

The Windy City Blues Fest, which proved very popular in Cermak Woods last September, is returning.

On the web site, there is a listing of entertainers for the second annual event.

This year, it will held Sept. 6-8. That is two weeks earlier than the 2018 festival, which experienced some unseasonably cold weather on Friday and Saturday nights.



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The web site said there will be more than 40 acts on two stages. A weekend pass will cost $25 and parking is $5 per day. Daily tickets will be sold, too.


Tawl Paul and The Dead or Alives – direct from Carbondale – will again perform at the Windy City Blues fest in Lyons. Photo by Steve Metsch.


Friday’s headliners are Amanda Fish, followed by Brandon Santini and Jeff Jenson.

The Original Delta Fireballs featuring Geneva Red will play Saturday. Lurrie Bell returns. And, so does Tamiko Dixon and The Original Chicago Blues All-Star Band. Dixon is the granddaughter of blues legend Willie Dixon.

Saturday night again features an appearance by Carbondale legend Tawl Paul and The Dead Or Alives. He had a big turnout last year.

Sunday will feature Ivy Ford and the Ben Miller Band, along with the Chicago Blues Challenge.

Desplaines Valley News





Steve Metsch

Steve Metsch is an award winning veteran reporter who previously worked for the Daily Southtown Newspapers, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. Metsch is a writer and editor at the Southwest News Newspaper group based in suburban Chicago, and a freelance writer for a financial newsletter, a health magazine and the Naperville Sun.
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