Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to headline Aurora’s Blues on the Fox

Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy will headline a killer line-up of longtime favorites and fresh new blues talent at the 24th Annual Blues on the Fox Festival, Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20 at Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park in downtown Aurora.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is Friday evening’s headliner with opener Southern Avenue kicking off suburban Chicago’s largest summer blues festival, on the banks of the scenic Fox River. Gates open at 6 p.m. Southern Avenue starts at 7 p.m.

Buddy Guy is Saturday’s starring act, with Billy Branch, Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers and Melody Angel paving the way for a full day of live blues music. Gates open at 2 pm. Melody Angel opens Saturday’s bill at 3 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale online only at RiverEdgeAurora.com. Phone and in-person sales start Monday, February 24, at 10 a.m. Take advantage of early bird discount tickets, just $15 per day, through May 31. Tickets are $25 per day starting June 1 and on-site. Fees not included.

RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St., in Aurora, is a beautiful outdoor concert venue, serving up live music, delicious food, cool beverages and a great time, all overlooking downtown Aurora and the beautiful Fox River. Just a short walk from downtown shops, museums, and restaurants.

For tickets and information, visit RiverEdgeAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by RiverEdge’s satellite box office, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday–Saturday.

The entire park at Blues on the Fox is general admission. Limited bench seating and standing room only in front of the stage are available, first come, first served. The rest of the park and lawn areas are general admission for bag chairs and blankets. Children 12 and under are admitted free to Blues on the Fox but must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.