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Polk Street Pub


Starts: Sunday, May 21st at 5 pm

Every Subsequent Sunday at 5 pm

No Show Sunday August 13th

Last show: Sunday October 29th at 5 pm

Chicago, IL - Due to exuberant fan demand Low-Reen and the Maxwell Street Blues are back at Polk Street this summer for our weekly Sunday blues jam! Chicago Electric Blues were born on Maxwell Street, and went on to inspire and heavily influence blues and blues rock that followed. After Maxwell Street blues musicians lost their place to get together and jam, they found Polk Street Pub. For several years now, it has become a summer tradition to get together Sunday in the late afternoon, and jam out on the patio from the sunshine into the sunset. Every week is different, as you never know who will show up! Some of the best known old school bluesmen from Maxwell Street’s heyday still come to play every week. Come to play, or just come to listen! Enjoy the best little hidden gem of an ivy beer garden in the South Loop with the best people. Cheap eats and great drink specials all night too!

Free to the public! Never a cover; always a great time! Weather dependent, this is an outdoors event.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, Oct 21
  • Sunday, Oct 28
  • Sunday, Nov 04
  • Sunday, Nov 11
  • Sunday, Nov 18

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