Beginning June 2, 2022!

Join us in Willie Dixon’s Blues Garden for

The Record Row Concert Series

Scheduled performers to be announced soon!

We Appreciate your support!

As a nonprofit, relying on charitable donations and donations for tours of the Chess Records building, these unprecedented times of the past two years greatly affected funding for our Artist Emergency Relief Fund, Music Mentors Program, Studio Restoration Project, and many more endeavors of the Blues Heaven Foundation.

If you would like to support Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation, by making a tax-deductible donation, you may do so by clicking the link below or by contacting us at


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non-profit organization. 

Your donation, of any amount,

is so very appreciated!


Stay tuned for more Sessions at Chess!

​​Blues Heaven Foundation would like to thank our amazing sponsors!

 We hope to see you soon!

Please support the Blues Heaven Foundation

During these difficult times on our planet today, 

Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation understands that we have all been affected in so many ways.

It’s not easy to know what to say, or what to do.

Sometimes, music says exactly what we'd like to say. Sometimes, music says exactly what we need to hear.

With your help, through donations and our wonderful sponsors, we have continued the restoration of this truly legendary landmark. The studio where so many artists brought music to our ears and hearts, including Etta James' recording of “At Last", and Chuck Berry's "Johnny Be Goode", which with the help of the satellite Voyager has now traveled beyond the solar system! 

With your support, we hope to bring music to the world again from the studio where their songs, and so many others, changed music heard around the world, and even beyond the stars.

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. 

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 Request Reservation Confirmation 


or by calling 312-808-1286

 Thursday - Saturday

 12, 1, 2 & 3pm

Please include your name, phone number,

 date and time requested, and number of guests 

​​​Suggested donations for tour
$20 per adult
$10 for youth (ages 5-17)

​​​​2120 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 808-1286

Thanks for visiting us Reverb!

Check out the interview with our friend

Dave Hoekstra on WGN RadioHERE!

The Blues Heaven Foundation

is happy to announce that we have resumed tours of the historic

Chess Records building 

Thursday-Saturday at 12, 1, 2, and 3:00

Reservations ARE Required

We hope to return to our regular schedule soon and look forward to your visit!