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Graveyard Blues Tour


Graveyard Blues Tour

Time: September 10, 2016 from 9:30am to 3pm
Location: Blue Island Beer Co.
Street: 13357S Olde Western Ave
City/Town: Blue Island
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Event Type: historical, cultural, social
Organized By: Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail
Latest Activity: Sep 11, 2016

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Saturday, September 10, 9:30 to 3PM, Blue Island

Ride along with Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail as we explore the deep heritage of Chicago Blues interred along the Cal-Sag. Stand among the ghosts of Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, and many others while you learn how Blues set the table for Rock & Roll.


Pre-register $20; Day of—if available!—$24.

We start at Blue Island Beer Co. and pedal on quiet streets to three historic cemeteries near the Cal-Sag Trail: Burr Oak, Restvale and Lincoln. Blues artist and historian Harmonica Neil meets us graveside to tell stories and share music of the artists resting below.

The route is an easy twenty miles at a relaxed, nobody-gets-left-behind pace. Refreshments and SAG support.  We’ll return to Blue Island Beer Co. for snacks. If you hang around afterwards, you can catch Harmonica Neil and his blues band at a 5 PM show.   

Blue Island Beer Co. is at 13357 Olde Western Ave in Blue Island; easy access from both the Metra Rock Island and Metra Electric lines. 

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Comment by Andrew St. Paul on September 11, 2016 at 1:05pm

The Cross Roads in the Cal Sag Region | The Graveyard Blues Tour

Comment by Andrew St. Paul on September 10, 2016 at 9:18am

See you all there

Comment by Bill Gentry on May 31, 2016 at 2:43pm

Blues, Beer and Bikes!!! What's not to like??? 

Did it last year and it was great.  I learned a lot from the musicologist/bluesologist and now with a blues show to top it off...perfect!

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