upcoming performances

date / venue location info


Benefit for Central School

Wilmette, IL

7:00-11:00 p.m.


Custer Street Festival of the Arts

Main Stage (Chicago and Main, Evanston, IL)

7:30 p.m.


Wilmette Park District

Gillson Park, Wilmette, IL

8:00 p.m.


Park Ridge Hinkley Fest

25 Busse Highway, Park Ridge

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Check back often--more dates pending!


about south boulevard band

South Boulevard Band is a dynamic group of Chicago music scene veterans.

The members, with almost 200 years of cumulative musical experience, have shared the stage with such notables as Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Sonny Terry, Brownee McGhee and Hubert Sumlin.

They have recorded at CBS Records Chicago, Capitol Records LA, Cherokee Sound LA, United Artists Studio LA and Electric Ladyland NY.

Rhythm section Steve Flugum (bass) and Del Hooks (drums) intuitively lock into the steady backbeat that cements the band’s “tight as rope” sound while occasionally cutting loose with some spirited solos.

Guitarists Willie Shields and Chris Discher lock in tough, tight rhythms and heartfelt solos. While having two distinct playing styles, their singing guitars make you feel every note.

South Boulevard’s Horn section, led by Miles Tesar (tenor sax), add amazing accents and clever contratempos. They bring with them years of formal education in their respective instruments as well as in composition. From Australia to St. Lucia, they’ve played Broadway musicals, chorale pieces, television scores, theatrical productions, gigs with Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Charo (coochie coochie!) —oh, and of course, rock, jazz and blues.

Tying all this music together are the raspy, deep, soulful vocals of Mr. Dudley Fair. This lead singer’s raw emotion commands the audience and brings listeners to their feet. His explosive harp playing is reminiscent of such luminaries as Little Walter and James Cotton.

South Boulevard delivers a great show every time they take the stage!

Featured News

Somebody Scream!

We sure had a blast at the Land of 1,000 Dances and 500 Beers as we took to the stage at Evanston’s World of Beer on March 5. We were joined by Trombonist Extraordinnaire Euan Edmonds and Terrific Tenor Sax Pete Carney, and also enjoyed the slide stylings of Fluges’ former Chicago Sound Syndicate bandmate Pat Sewell for a few tunes.

A great time was had by all as our fans kicked up their heels right next to some new Northwestern converts. Please check out the new pix under the “Photos” tab and check back here often as new dates are finalized for the upcoming year.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Your friends at South Boulevard Band

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