A Blues Christmas’ Concert at Navy Pier with Alligator Records

If you are a fan of Alligator records and Blues music you will not want to miss this free event!

Shemekia Copeland by Victoria Smith

Navy Pier and Alligator Records today announced a unique collaboration to celebrate the holidays Chicago Blues-style with a free, one-night-only concert – “A Blues Christmas” – on Friday, Dec. 15, in the Pier’s historic Aon Grand Ballroom. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis for the 7 p.m. concert.

Joining Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon and his band will be four-time Grammy nominee and winner of 12 Blues Music Awards Shemekia Copeland, who has opened for the Rolling Stones, toured with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Dr. John, and performed at the White House. Also on the docket are Billy Branch, heir apparent to the Chicago Blues harmonica throne, the electrifyingly raucous Lil’ Ed, and the multi-talented Ivy Ford. Marking the 20th anniversary of Alligator Records’ 2003 release of the acclaimed Genuine Houserockin Christmas CD, the concert will feature songs from Genuine Houserockin Christmas and The Alligator Records Christmas Collection along with other seasonal favorites reinterpreted through the lens of Chicago’s homegrown Blues.

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