Event Schedule

Friday, April 22, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

REGISTRATION

4/22/2022  |  9:00 AM - 5:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Registration & Ticket Sales Open

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS

4/22/2022  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Listening Rooms, Expo Hall, Record Fair & Ear Gear Experience

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

SEMINARS

4/22/2022  |  10:30 AM - 3:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Friday Seminars (Check back for updates)

11:00 AM - 5:45 PM

MASTER CLASS THEATER

4/22/2022  |  11:00 AM - 5:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Friday Sessions (Check back for updates)

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC

4/22/2022  |  8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Friday Night Concert Featuring Toronzo Cannon

Sponsor:

Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. With the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut, The Chicago Way, Cannon burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades.

“Cannon is at the front rank of Chicago bluesmen. He creates wide-screen modern arrangements for wry, thoughtful songs, molding an ensemble sound that’s both tempestuous and scrupulously controlled.” –MOJO

Cannon bought his first guitar at age 22, and his natural talent enabled him to quickly master the instrument. Although his initial focus was reggae, he found himself increasingly drawn to the blues. “It was dormant in me. But when I started playing the blues, I found my voice and the blues came pouring out.” He absorbed sounds, styles and licks from Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Hound Dog Taylor, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, J.B. Hutto, Lil’ Ed and others. Although influenced by many, Cannon’s biting, stinging guitar sound is all his own.

Cannon is part of the post-'80s generation that is just as much influenced by rock as the blues. Where he separates with the rest of that pack is that Cannon puts the song ahead of the solo. —Chicago Tribune

Learn more about Toronzo Cannon here: https://toronzocannon.com/

Saturday, April 23, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

REGISTRATION

4/23/2022  |  9:00 AM - 5:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Registration & Ticket Sales Open

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS

4/23/2022  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Listening Rooms, Expo Hall, Record Fair & Ear Gear Experience

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

SEMINARS

4/23/2022  |  10:30 AM - 3:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Saturday Seminars (Check back for updates)

11:00 AM - 5:45 PM

MASTER CLASS THEATER

4/23/2022  |  11:00 AM - 5:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Saturday Sessions (Check back for updates)

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC

4/23/2022  |  8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Saturday Night Concert

Sunday, April 24, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

REGISTRATION

4/24/2022  |  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Registration & Ticket Sales Open

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS

4/24/2022  |  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Listening Rooms, Expo Hall, Record Fair & Ear Gear Experience

11:00 AM - 2:45 PM

MASTER CLASS THEATER

4/24/2022  |  11:00 AM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Sunday Sessions (Check back for updates)

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