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Concerts & Events

Wednesday, June 19, 2024  ·  8:00 PM CDT

Juneteeth Celebration

featuring Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

Join Old Town School in a Juneteenth musical celebration!

Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues

Billy Branch is one of the last living bluesmen to have been mentored by the original blues giants like Willie Dixon, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Bo Didley, etc. He is an Emmy Award winner, a three time Grammy Award nominee, and a retired Grammy governor. He's won multiple Blues Music Awards and Living Blues Critics' Awards. He appears on over 300 recordings; fifteen under his own name. Branch has recorded with such luminaries as Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Lou Rawls, Taj Mahal, Keb'Mo, Kingfish, Jim Irsay, and many others. He is the principle actor, and narrator in the recently released epic audio drama “Moja”, a comprehensive historical fiction saga spanning five generations of the fictional Ellis family, chronicling African American music from Africa to present day USA.