Help us bring music to the world again from this historic site! The Blues Heaven Foundation is currently in the process of restoring the recording studio!

We are in need of period correct analogue equipment, as well as professional digital audio equipment.

If you would like to support the Blues Heaven Foundation, or to assist with this historic endeavor, you may do so by making a tax deductible donation by clicking below or by contacting us at 312-808-1286 or Thank You!

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(L to R) Janine Judge, Dave Hoekstra and Jackie Dixon

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The world is incontestably a richer place because of WILLIE DIXON’S musical contributions alone. Believing that his work was not yet finished, Dixon devoted much of his time in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s to the organization he founded, BLUES HEAVEN FOUNDATION. His vision was to allow the echoes of great American Blues to continue to develop, to encourage a new generation of blues greats and to provide for the on-going welfare of senior Blues musicians. 

Blues Heaven Foundation would like to thank our amazing sponsors!

Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation would like to thank The Rolling Stones and BMG for their generous donation and their continued support of the Blues!

​This charitable gift will assist Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation with their continued endeavors promoting Blues music, as well as the ongoing preservation of the historic Chess Records building, where much of this music was recorded.  

On behalf of Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation, we thank you so very much!

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Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation would like to thank all who attended The Rolling Stones At Chess Exhibition and all who have supported Blues Heaven.

We would also like to thank Barry Slotnick, Erik Kriesant, and Larry Marion for helping to make this exhibit a great success.

Also, a special thanks to BMG and, of course, The Rolling Stones!



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We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated!

​​​​Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation is proud to announce a very special event ~

Remembering Chicago’s Blues Legacy and the 70th Anniversary of Chess Records.

On Thursday, June 4, the Chicago Blues Festival will host a kickoff event at Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation at the Historic Chess Records to celebrate the

70th anniversary of Chess and pay homage to artists who electrified the Blues and put Chicago on the map.
It's going to be a Wang Dang Doodle!

**​​Tours every hour at 12, 1, 2 & 3pm!**

$15 per adult
$10 for youth (ages 5-17)
$2 discount per adult in groups of 20 or more.

​​2120 S. Michigan Ave.

​Chicago, IL 60616

(312) 808-1286

Due to International concerns of the Corona (COVAR-19) Virus,

we will be CLOSED until at least April 7, 2020. We wish everyone good health and hope to resume tours soon.