Breaking News Bar
updated: 4/4/2013 8:20 AM

Shemekia Copeland to headline Chicago Blues Fest

Success - Article sent! close
  • Shemekia Copeland

      Shemekia Copeland
    File photo

Associated Press

Shemekia Copeland, Bobby Rush, Irma Thomas and Jimmy Johnson are among the performers to appear at the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park this year.

The lineup for the four-day festival also includes Otis Clay, the Bar-Kays, Eddie Floyd and Sir Mack Rice. The free festival runs from June 6 to 9 on five stages in the park along Lake Michigan. Copeland will headline opening night with young blues guitar star Quinn Sullivan, who often plays with Buddy Guy.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The festival ends with James Cotton, who performed at the first Chicago Blues Festival in 1984. He is scheduled to appear with John Primer, Billy Branch and Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, among others.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.