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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Chicago Bluegrass And Blues



The all-ages one-day event, held on Saturday, December 12th,2009 from 11am to midnight, will
feature 3 stages and 25 bands, including six-time Grammy-winner B©la Fleck and the Flecktones
on their first Chicago date together since mid-2007. They’ll be joined by Philadelphia’s psych-folk
harmonizers, Dr. Dog, and the Emmitt-Nershi Band, who unite Leftover Salmon’s mandolin and
vocals (Drew Emmitt) with the songwriting and flatpicking of the String Cheese Incident
. And Eddy
“The Chief” Clearwater, proudly declared “Chicago’s premier blues entertainer” by the Chicago Tribune, will properly represent the scene that put his city on the international music map
for the festival go on sale on Saturday, September 12th at 9am CST for $35 through the event’s
website ( In addition to 13 hours of 3 stages worth of nonstop music, the day’s
activities will also include a pickin’ circle, a live-art exhibition and indoor gallery, charitable raffles,
film screenings, the original Blues Brothers car, and impromptu marching band performances. Last
Banjo Standing Contest: We will once again hold the “LAST BANJO STANDING,” an online contest
that scours Chicagoland to find the top bluegrass or blues inspired artist. The winner, as voted on
by fans, family, friends and music lovers around the city will join the headliners on the main stage
roster. Sign up and vote at About the Charities: And while the festival will
serve to break a band or two, festival-goers will get to help save children. A portion of ticket
proceeds will be donated to two non-profit organizations, the Saving tiny Hearts Society
(, and Prevent Child Abuse America (

Congress Theater 2135 Milwaukee Ave Chicago IL 60647 All Ages

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