The University of Illinois Alumni Association invites you to
UI Alumni Reception & Concert with Blues Legend, UIC Alumnus Billy Branch

Three-time Grammy nominee Billy Branch '74 UIC LAS is performing on March 5, 2016 at Governors State University's Sweet Home Chicago Blues.

Meet the blues legend himself at an exclusive pre-show event, and see him perform along with other outstanding special guests. Branch is the winner of multiple W.C. Handy Awards from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, an Emmy, an Addy Award and two Chicago Music awards. Rarely ever seen in the south suburbs, this lineup will be the hottest blues ticket in town!

UI Alumni Billy Branch Concert and Reception
March 5, 2016
6:30 p.m.

Governors State University
Center for Performing Arts
1 University Pkwy
University Park, IL 60484


6:30 p.m. Reception
8 p.m. Show Begins

Tickets: $55, includes pre-show hors d'oeuvres reception with cash bar and ticket to Sweet Home Chicago Blues (tickets will be available for pick up at the reception).

Questions?: Contact Allison Henning at 312-585-9018 or

Register by February 26 at noon.

Special Guests Include:
Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater (guitar and vocal)
Jimmy Burns (guitar and vocal)
Eddie Shaw (saxophone, formerly of Howlin' Wolf)
Zora Young (vocal)
Demetria Taylor (daughter of the late Eddie Taylor)
Jamiah on Fire (guitar and vocal)
Tail Dragger

Artists subject to change.

Sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association.