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The Weekly Guide: Singer Nellie Travis enjoys the weekend, with or without the blues

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Chicago has long been considered one of the world's great blues towns - and every year the Chicago Blues Festival attracts visitors from all over the world, eager to immerse themselves in Chicago's legendary blues scene.

The Blues Fest returns this weekend with performances from dozens of artists on multiple stages - and one of the local performers is Nellie “Tiger” Travis. Travis learned her chops at the knees of the late, great Koko Taylor

She joined Eight Forty-Eight to share her inside tips for how to soak up the best of Chicago blues culture this weekend - inside and outside the festival grounds.  

Nellie's picks for the weekend:
Friday, June 10
Women in the Blues at Reggie’s Music Joint

Saturday, June 11
Carl Weathersby at Kingston Mines
Eat at Smoque BBQ

Sunday, June 12
Performing at the Mississippi Juke Joint Stage at Chicago Blues Festival

Travis will perform on Sunday, June 12, at the Mississippi Juke Joint Stage at the Chicago Blues Festival.


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