THANK YOU to all who supported

The Blues Heaven Foundation

in 2022!

We are currently closed for our Winter Break and Studio Restoration Projects

Tours of the historic Chess Records building will resume this Spring.

 Our 2023 tour schedule will be listed soon.


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!

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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We are a 501(c)(3)

non-profit organization. 

Your donation, of any amount,

is so very appreciated!


News and events

 We hope to see you soon!

Thanks for visiting us Reverb!

We Appreciate your support!

We'd like to thank EVERYONE for another wonderful 

 Record Row Concert Series


many THANKS to the City of Chicago Department of Special Events and Cultural Affairs and Chicago Presents for your support in 2022!

​See you in 2023!

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

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 your 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.