BluesLincoln Park | Website
Since 1979, this blues club (officially called B.L.U.E.S.) has presented its namesake genre in an intimate, enjoyable setting that's cherished by aficionados and blues browsers alike. Mostly local artists are featured, including major performers such as Son Seals, Otis Clay, Eddie Shaw, Magic Slim, Eddy Clearwater and Jimmy Johnson. The crowd is a trifle older and generally more knowledgeable about the idiom than at some other North Side blues joints, and no matter where you sit within the tiny club, you're in the middle of the action. An array of CDs, cassettes and other souvenirs (T-shirts, jackets, etc.) is available for purchase.