Blues Great Shemekia Coleman

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Blues Great Shemekia Coleman

If you’ve got the January blues, bring your honey to see blues great Shemekia Coleman at the Nathan Manilow Theatre in Park Forest January 22, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Inn Suites Midway Hotel!

Shemekia Coleman is the daughter of Texas electric blues musician Johnny Coleman. She first appeared at the famous Cotton Club at the age of ten. She joined her father on tour at when she was sixteen. Her debut album for Alligator Records, “Turn the Heat Up,” led to a tour of blues music venues in Europe and the United States. Shemekia Coleman’s next album, “Wicked,” earned her three Blues Music Awards. She won the Rising Star – Blues Artist from Down Beat Magazine.

At the 2011 Chicago Blues Festival, Shemekia Coleman was officially designated “Queen of the Blues” by Cookie Taylor, daughter of blues legend Koko Taylor. Her 2015 album, “Outskirts of Love” reached number six on the Billboard charts. She has been the opening act for the Rolling Stones and appeared with such music luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, and Eric Clapton.

“Copeland embodies the blues with her powerful vocal chops.” National Public Radio.

The Nathan Manilow Theatre at Freedom Hall is located at 410 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest. For tickets and a full schedule of concerts, call (708) 747-0580 or go online to

The Best Western Inn Suites Midway Hotel, just minutes away from the Shemekia Coleman concert at Nathan Manilow Theatre, offers affordable guest rooms, free breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Special AAA rates are available. Call the property direct at (708) 497-3000.