Back to All Events

Cal-Sag Trail Graveyard Blues Tour - Like a rolling stone!

  • Blue Island Beer Company 13357 Old Western Avenue Blue Island, IL, 60406 (map)

Bike along with Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail as we visit three of the Chicago Southland's historic cemeteries to dig deep into the heritage of Chicago Blues interred along the Cal-Sag. Let the ghosts of Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Big Walter, Jimmy Reed and many others move your body while Blues musician and historian Harmonica Neil rolls the stone away with his encyclopedic knowledge and wailing harp.


Save $10 - Register by September 1 for just $20!
(Registration after September 1 is $30. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail's work to build, connect to, and improve the Cal-Sag Trail)

Harmonica Neil, Graveyard Blues Tour 2013.

We start at Blue Island Beer Co. and pedal on quiet streets to three historic cemeteries near the Cal-Sag Trail: Burr Oak, Restvale, and Lincoln. Blues artist and historian Harmonica Neil meets us graveside to tell stories and share music of the artists resting below.

The route is an easy twenty miles at a relaxed, nobody-gets-left-behind pace. Refreshments and SAG support. We’ll return to Blue Island Beer Co. for snacks.

BONUS: Stay for the after tour show with Harmonica Neil and special guess Jimmy Johnson!

Blue Island Beer Co. is at 13357 Olde Western Ave in Blue Island; easy access from both the Metra Rock Island and Metra Electric lines.

New this year: For those who don’t bicycle, we can accommodate automobiles at $70 per car; select the car option when you register. Limited to 7 cars.

For more info, contact

Friends Of The Cal Sag Trail is a 501c-3 nonprofit incorporated in Illinois.

Earlier Event: June 27
FOCST Board Meeting