Chicago Clubs featuring blues late 1960s-early 1980s
With the help of Dick Shurman, Rick Kreher, Jim O’Neal, Andre Hobus and Bill Gilmore, here’s a list of every club we can remember or find listed that was booking blues in the Chicago area between the late 1960s and the early 1980s. We didn’t always remember the addresses but this will give you some idea as to how rich the Chicago blues scene was during those years.
If you have additions, please send them to us from the Contact page. And if you have club photos you’d like posted on this site, please send them. Of course we’ll credit all photographers.