Over the years, the Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival has featured some of the best artists and entertainers that the world of blues music has to offer. We are proud to have presented all of the following:

A.C. Reed (1991, 1993)
Albert Collins & The Icebreakers (1993)
Bernard Allison (1999, 2008)
Blind Boys of Alabama (2014)
Bobby "Blue" Bland (1998)
Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band (2009)
C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band (1997)
Canned Heat (2012)
Charlie Musselwhite (1995)
Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings (1994)
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band (1996, 2001, 2005)
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (1994)
Coco Montoya (2001)
Dave Mason (2007)
Delbert McClinton (1997, 2014)
Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio (1995, 2004, 2011)
Eddie "Chief" Clearwater (1991)
Eddie Taylor (2010)
Elvin Bishop (1992, 2003, 2013)
The Fabulous Thunderbirds (2000)
James Cotton (1999)
JJ Grey & Mofro (2013)
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (2000)
Johnny Neel (2002)
Johnny Winter Band (2010)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd (2013)
Kenny Neal (1997, 2005)
Kim Simmonds (2011)
The Kinsey Report (1989)
KoKo Taylor & Her Blues Machine (1989)
Larry McCray (1999)
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials (2012)
Little Milton (2002)
Lonnie Brooks (1990, 1992, 1994, 1996)
Lonnie Mack (1991) Lucky Peterson (1996)
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson (2002)
Magic Slim & The Teardrops (1991, 2006
Marcia Ball (2013)
Michael Burks (2003)
Paul Thorn (2013)
The Radiators (2007)
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (2006)
Robert Cray (2014)
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers (2001)
Savoy Brown (1995, 2011)
Siegel Schwall Band (2006)
Son Seals Band (1990)
Tommy Castro Band (2004, 2008)
Walter Trout (2004, 2012)
Walter "Wolfman" Washington (2009)
Watermelon Slim (2007)
Wild Child Gipson (1991)
and many, many more!