At Battle of the Bands hosted by Pushing Together NFP in Dekalb, IL, on Saturday, July 29, Ric Harris and The Heat Merchants tied for Second Place finish.


At Crossroads Blues Challenge at Lyran Park on Saturday September 9, Ric Harris and The Heat Merchants finished in Second Place.

Upcoming Dates

Chicago Blues Challenge, Sunday, November 12   -   Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago IL, 


Saturday, December 23 @ 7:30 PM   -   Copper Fiddle Distillery, 532 W State Rte 22, Lake Zurich IL,


Crossroads Blues Challenge on September 9, 2023

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