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Jimmy Damon tribute set

Howard Reich

2:40 PM CDT, July 8, 2013

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Chicago will celebrate the life and legacy of one of its most beloved singers in a “Jimmy Damon Tribute Show,” 2 p.m. July 28 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.

Damon, who died April 27 – on his 75th birthday – had been ubiquitous in Chicago’s clubs and concert halls since the 1960s. A child prodigy in his native Memphis, he came north to push beyond his country-music roots.

Several of Chicago’s most esteemed musicians will be donating their services for the concert, with proceeds going to the Jimmy Damon Tribute Fund, a scholarship program at Columbia College Chicago. Among the performers: Audrey Morris, Bobbi Wilsyn,cq weird spellings Beckie Menzie, Mark Burnell, Carla Gordon, Nan Mason and Denise Tomasello.

Tickets are $35-$50;  $20 for students and members of Chicago Cabaret Professionals; phone 773-296-6200.