In 1950, Leonard and Phil Chess found no-name musicians playing around town. Little did they know that their record company Chess Records would end up having names like Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Etta James and Muddy Waters on their label. Today, Chess Records is now the home of Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation. Tour the recording studio that these blue legends first put their voices to vinyl. In the Summer and Fall, blues artists perform at the Willie Dixon Blues Garden right next to the 2120 address.
Blues Heaven Foundation – 2120 S. Michigan Ave. – South Loop – (312) 808-1286