“Amplified: Chicago Blues”

Museums, Music Chicago History Museum , Lincoln Park Until Saturday August 10 2019
Otis Spann and James Cotton
Photograph: Courtesy Chicago History Museum Otis Spann and James Cotton rehearsing in Muddy Waters' basement, Chicago, Illinois, circa February 1965.

Photographer Raeburn Flerlage documented Chicago blues musicians performing in the city in the ’50s and ’60s, providing an intimate look at some of the genre's biggest stars. "Amplified: Chicago Blues" sifts through a collection of than 1,000 of Flerlage's images, including photos of Howlin Wolf, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor and Muddy Waters. If you want to travel back in time to an era when blues clubs ruled the city, this is the peek into the past you've been searching for.

Venue name: Chicago History Museum
Contact:
Address: 1601 N Clark St
Chicago

Cross street: at North Ave
Opening hours: Mon, Wed–Sat 9:30am–4:30pm; Tue 9:30am–9pm; Sun noon–5pm
Transport: El: Brown,Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 22, 36, 72, 73.
Price: Included in museum admission
Event website: http://chicagohistory.org/blues
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    • Chicago History Museum Included in museum admission
    • Chicago History Museum Included in museum admission
    • Chicago History Museum Included in museum admission
    • Chicago History Museum Included in museum admission
    • Chicago History Museum Included in museum admission
    • Chicago History Museum Included in museum admission
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