Kingston Mines

The Kingston Mines is a blues nightclub located in Chicago, Illinois. It was first established on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago in 1968, where it began as a coffee house, but was soon converted into “Chicago’s blues Center”, playing traditional Chicago blues. Although Chicago blues has its original roots in the Southern Delta tradition, blues music in Chicago changed to reflect the city’s bustling electric urban surroundings. This type of blues is featured in Kingston Mines today.

Kingston Mines was the first club to bring blues music to the north side of Chicago. Its pioneering efforts introduced Lincoln Park and the surrounding areas of the city of Chicago to the culture of blues. Now known internationally, Kingston Mines is part of the famous Chicago Blues Center. Also know as Blues Alley, which is shared by B.L.U.E.S., another Chicago blues bar located across the street.

In 1980, Kingston Mines moved to its present location at 2548 N. Halsted Street where it continues to be an essential landmark in the world of music and the pride of a city know for its blues. Kingston Mines is also know for its late hours on the weekends and is a frequent stop for many north-siders after a majority of the bars in the area close at 2 AM. Kingston Mines stays open until 5 AM, the kitchen stays open the entire time, and blues is presented on two stages. The bar is open seven nights a week.

Artists who have played at Kingston Mines

:"listed alphabetically by last name where available
*Alberta Adams
*Vince Agwada
*Linsey Alexander
*Slam Allen
*Luther Allison
*Bobby Anderson
*Billy Boy Arnold
*Roosevelt Booba Barnes
*Joe Barr
*Chris Beard
*Carey Bell
*Lurrie Bell
*Biscuit and the Mix
*Big James
*Big Twist and the Mello Fellows
*Sugar Blue
*Billy Branch
*John Brim
*Lonnie Brooks
*Big Bill Broonzy
*Clarence Gatemouth Brown
*Leroy Brown
*Willie Buck
*Michael Burks
*Aaron Burton
*Jimmy Burns
*Eddie C. Campbell
*Toronzo Cannon
*Karen Carroll
*Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings
*Chicago Slim
*Otis Clay
*Eddy Clearwater
*Sam Cockrell
*Albert Collins
*Joanna Connor
*Johnny Copeland
*James Cotton
*Robert Covington
*Blind John Davis
*Michael Dennis
*Detroit Junior
*Johnny Dollar
*Johnny Drummer
*Little Arthur Duncan
*David Honeyboy Edwards
*John Embry
*Queen Sylvia Embry
*Terry Evans
*Sammy Fender
*Robert Fetzer
*Ashwood Gates
*Anthony Gomes
*Fred Grady
*Guitar Slim
*Buddy Guy
*Phil Guy
*Sandra Hall
*Slim Harpo
*Erwin Helfer
*Michael Hill
*Big Walter Horton
*J.B. Hutto
*Kid Dynamite
*Chris James
*Elmore James Jr.
*Homesick James
*Rockin Johnny
*Tenry Johns
*Big Jack Johnson
*Carlos Johnson
*Jimmy Johnson
*Casey Jones
*Vance Kelly
*Albert King
*Earl King
*Eddie King
*Freddie King
*Jerry Knight
*Jimmy D. Lane
*Lazy Lester
*Bill Leathers
*Bonnie Lee
*Barbara Leshoure
*Bob Levis
*Little Walter
*John Littlejohn
*Robert Jr. Lockwood
*Vino Louden
*Charlie Love
*Willie Mabon
*Doug MacDonald
*Zanne Mack
*Magic Slim
*Taj Mahal
*Quintus McCormick
*Brownie McGhee
*Larry McCray
*Little Milton
*Joe Moss
*Nick Moss
*Matt Murphy
*Dave Myers
*Louis Myers
*Kenny Neal
*Ricky Nelson
*New Orleans Beau
*Nuki Nu
*Dion Payton
*Pinetop Perkins
*Pistol Pete
*John Primer
*Big Ray
*Louisiana Red
*Tampa Red
*A.C. Reed
*Jimmy Reed
*Kinsey Report
*Fenton Robinson
*L.C. Robinson
*Chick Rogers
*Jimmy Rogers
*Roomful of Blues
*Otis Rush
*David Russell
*Son Seals
*Marty Sammon
*Buddy Scott
*Howard Scott
*Mem Shannon
*Eddie Shaw
*Skid City
*Mathew Skoller
*Nolan Struck
*Studebaker John
*Sunnyland Slim
*Byther Smith
*Margo Smith
*Otis Smokey Smothers
*Little Smokey Smothers
*Fred Stoop
*Percy Strother
*Hubert Sumlin
*Taildragger
*Andre Taylor
*Eddie Taylor
*Eddie Taylor Jr.
*Hound Dog Taylor
*Johnny Taylor
*Koko Taylor
*Melvin Taylor
*Sonny Terry
*Little Al Thomas
*Nellie Travis
*Maurice John Vaughn
*Eddie Vinson
*Steven Wade
*Johnnie Moose Walker
*Wailin’ Walter
*Carl Weathersby
*Laretha Weathersby
*Valerie Wellington
*Junior Wells
*James Wheeler
*J.W. Williams
*Li’l Ed Williams
*Lee Shot Williams
*Terry “Big T” Williams
*Jimmy Witherspoon
*Howlin' Wolf
*Mighty Joe Young
*Zora Young

External links

* [http://www.kingstonmines.com/ Official website]


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