Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival 2014 Comes To Tonic Room

The Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival will be hosting a number of events at Tonic Room on January 11th – January 23rd, 2014.

CBB fest is ready to celebrate its 5th birthday.  The winter roots fest that has hosted acts like The Avett Brothers, Bela Fleck, Grace Potter, Del McCoury, Edward Sharpe, & David Grisman returns this January with a  format more reminiscent of a film festival than past incarnations.

CBB V is anchored in seven shows over two weeks at the newly-minted Concord Music Hall and West Loop’s City Winery.  Rusted Root and Justin Townes Earle make their first CBB appearance, while David Grisman returns for his 3rd, this time with two nights as the David Grisman JazzFolk Trio.  The fest kicks off January 10th with Leagues and The Autumn Defense (feat. John Stirratt & Pat Sanson of Wilco) at Concord Music Hall.  Jonathan Batiste brings a dose of New Orleans, Greensky brings the Bluegrass, and Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater channels 60 years of Chicago blues experience.  Local showcases at Tonic Room adorn nights throughout.

Check out the full lineup below:

Jan 10 – Leagues & The Autumn Defense w/ The Giving Tree Band and Dick Prall @ Concord Music Hall
Jan 10 – Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater @ SPACE (Evanston)
Jan 11 – Acoustics Anonymous w/ Clusterpluck @ Tonic Room
Jan 13 – Jonathan Batiste @ City Winery
Jan 14 – Tiny Miles & The Big Kids w/ Miss Jackie and The Sass @Tonic Room
Jan 15 – David Grisman JazzFolk Trio @ City Winery
Jan 15 – Great Divide w/ Nick And The Ovorols @ Tonic Room
Jan 16 – David Grisman JazzFolk Trio @ City Winery
Jan 16 – Evergreen Grass Band w/ Majors Junction / The Grasstronauts @ Tonic Room
Jan 17 – Justin Townes Earle & The Felice Brothers w/ guests @ Concord Music Hall
Jan 17 – Shamekia Copeland @ SPACE (Evanston)
Jan 18 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Escondido @ Concord Music Hall
Jan 18 – Shamekia Copeland @ SPACE (Evanston)
Jan 18 – American Babies w/ Guests @ Tonic Room
Jan 23 – Huckleberry Green w/ Guests @ Tonic Room
Jan 25 – Rusted Root w/ Donna The Buffalo @ Concord Music Hall
Feb 2 – Swear and Shake @ SPACE (Evanston) 

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