Jul 23, 12, 9:07 pm
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Chess Records / Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation Museum
My two nephews were in town today, took them on a southside tour including a small museum I had not been to, a building at 2120 S Michigan Ave that used to house the Chess Recording studio where Blues greats like Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, & many others recorded.
They show a decent movie of Chicago blues and how/who helped this music evolve.
The docent was very good about answering questions and will tell some good stories.
We certainly enjoyed our 1+ hour visit.
The museum has live blues music every Thurs night this summer.
Plenty of easy parking on the street in this area of Michigan Ave.
BLUES HEAVEN FOUNDATION
2120 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
T: (312) 808-1286
Admission Price: $10/person donation