The Shed: A Musicians Club Announces Shedfest 2013
Highland Park, Illinois, USA
Music rings out for a great cause in Highland Park July 19+20
HIGHLAND PARK, IL (JULY 19+20, 2013) – The Shed, the North Shore’s private musician’s club, is proud to announce the second annual ShedFest, July 19+20, benefitting Rebecca’s Dream, a local organization dedicated to promoting awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases. After an amazingly successful first year, ShedFest has been expanded to two days, and will bring together dynamic nationally recognized headliners, local musicians and member bands. With 17 hours of live music spanning the two-day outdoor festival (Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm), ShedFest (1480 Old Deerfield Road) will showcase local musical acts during the day and early evening, culminating each night with headliners, including Eddy Clearwater, Chicago Blues Reunion, Big Bill Morganfield, Dick Holliday & The Bamboo Gang and The Bad Examples.
ShedFest 2013 will celebrate the blues, with a focus on “washing the blues away” for Rebecca’s Dream. “This is going to be an amazing opportunity to see three generations of the blues from Mississippi to Chicago, all share the stage with these legendary musicians,” says Jimmy and Kim Schiffman, owners of The Shed.
The schedule for the largest outdoor music festival to hit Chicago’s northern suburbs, reuniting blues musicians from Mississippi to Chicago is as follows:
Friday night, July 19, 5-11pm:
• Whiskey Junction
• The Bad Examples
• Dick Holliday & The Bamboo Gang
Saturday night, July 20 12:30-11pm:
• School of Rock Highwood
• The Buzzhounds
• Borrowed Time
• See Alice
• Chicago Blues Reunion, a collaboration of Chicago music legends that defined the sound of their generation in the 1960’s, and decades later, are still bringing the blues to audiences across the world. Featured in the new film, Born in Chicago, The Movie, this ‘Super Band,’ hailing from Chicago and its North Shore, includes Barry Goldberg (keyboard impresario, performed with Bob Dylan, founded the Barry Goldberg/Steve Miller Band, and wrote the hit, Got to Use My Imagination for Gladys Night and the Pips), Nick Gravenites (wrote the classic blues anthems: Born in Chicago for Paul Butterfield and Buried in the Blues for Janis Joplin, and founded the Electric Flag with late blues guitar legend Mike Bloomfield), Harvey Mandel (guitarist for Rolling Stones, John Mayall, and Canned Heat), Corky Siegel (one of the world’s top blues harp masters, and founder of the Siegel-Schwall Band with blues icon Sam Lay), Sam Lay (iconic drummer, guitarist, vocalist for Bob Dylan and Corky Siegel), and Marcella Detroit (Eric Clapton’s background vocalist who wrote the song Lay Down Sally).
• Big Bill Morganfield, son of blues legend, Muddy Waters and Black Shuck recording artist.
• Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, legendary blues guitarist and Alligator Records recording artist, who made his way from Mississippi to Chicago and is recognized as Performers
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Fri, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sat, 12:00 pm - 11:00 pmAdmission & Parking
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