The Siegel-Schwall Band will perform A Blues Christmas on Dec. 15 at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.
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Here is a look at upcoming concerts including the Siegal-Schwall Band at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago and the Craft Beer & Wine Festival at Blarney Stone Pub in Oak Forest.
The Siegel-Schwall Band
Corky Siegel on harmonica and Jim Schwall on guitar will put a blues spin on the holidays when the legendary Siegel-Schwall Band performs A Blues Christmas at 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago.
“Along with the first wave of British Invasion bands like the Rolling Stones and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and stateside groups like the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Siegel-Schwall Band were instrumental in the great blues revival of the 1960s,” officials said.
The Chicago-based Siegel-Schwall Band was the house band at the famed Pepper’s Lounge and began its career backing greats like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Willie Dixon.
Tickets are $31 at (773) 445-3838 and beverlyartcenter.org.
Craft Beer & Wine Festival
Live music will be a part of the Winter Solstice Craft Beer & Wine Festival from 3-7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Blarney Stone Pub, 15400 Cicero Ave., Oak Forest.
There will be more than 50 beers to sample from more than 30 breweries.
Selections include Alpha Klaus, Bourbon County stout, Brickstone American Pale Ale, Ten Fidy, Firestone Walker, Crispin, 5 Rabbit, Dogfish Head, Wild Onion, Bear Republic, Left Hand, Shiner, Southern Tier, Great Lakes, Revolution, Two Brothers and Three Floyds.
Other selections include Goose Island, New Holland, Abbey, Sam Adams, Leinenkugel, New Belgium, Dark Horse, Oscar Blues, Stone, Grand Teton, Founders, Anderson Valley, Green Flash, Breckenridge, Monk’s Cafe, Allagash, BrickStone and Wells & Young’s.
Tickets are $20 and include a sample glass, 10 sample beer tickets and two sample food tickets. Additional beer tickets can be purchased for $1 each.
The cost at the door will be $30.
The Blarney Stone Pub also will host the Walk-ins at 10 p.m. Dec. 15.
Information: (708) 535-4800.
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