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Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation

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Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation

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JDFost wrote a review Feb 2020
Park Ridge, Illinois3 contributions
Easy to get to, easy parking, interesting neighborhood.Worth it to wander the halls of the old Chess studios. Thanks!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Eric K wrote a review Oct 2019
Cary15 contributions6 helpful votes
I challenge anyone to name a rock band that was not influenced by the music created in this iconic location. Now home to Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven, you have a chance to experience music history. From the studio to the gallery space, you can walk the same halls as Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones. Make sure to visit on your next trip to Chicago.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Sunman239 wrote a review Oct 2019
West Sussex UK117 contributions140 helpful votes
This tour is about an hour, and runs several times a day on most days of the week. You can just turn up, no booking necessary. This is hallowed ground for followers of the music. The fully guided tour takes you through the original studio sets, with clips of some of the famos recordings made there. From the Rolling Stones iconic track "2120 South Michigan Avenue", which ended up as an instrumental, to the haunting Etta James "At Last", played out as you gaze at the actual microphone and stand used during the recording. A must if you are into the music!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Anthony H wrote a review Sep 2019
Swansea58 contributions26 helpful votes
What a privilege to be able to stand in the studio where Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James (and a whole lot more) recorded some of their best music. The sound was incredible and the tour guide was helpful and insightful. If you like music, this is unmissable - shame hardly anyone in Chicago knows about it!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Dan D wrote a review Sep 2019
Seattle, Washington6 contributions
We happened on a great blues jam at Willie Dixon Blues Park - takes place weekly - right next to the museum - many guest performers - great outdoor venue - check it out.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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