Wayne Baker Brooks Has Performed in 750 + cities/towns; 40+ countries; on 4 continents
2021 Featured as Special Guest on Alligator Records 50th Anniversary show at Pritzker Pavilion Chicago
2021 ABC TV Windy City Live with Val & Ryan
2021 World Premiere of the Original Song “If These Walls Could Talk”
2020 Covid cancellations Japan tour, Africa Tour, USA Tour
2020 Performed for AWS Conference (Amazon Web Services) 20k+ Attendance
2019 ABC TV Windy City Live with Val & Ryan
2019 World Premiere of the Original Song “Because of You”
2019 Headlined Chicago Blues Festival Tour (Europe) 50th Anniversary Tour
2018 World Premiere of the Instrumental “It Ain’t Right” as a featured artist
2017 WGN Radio On-Air Christmas Party
2017 Music Director & Co-Producer for PCA Blue “Sons & Daughter of the Blues”
2017 Music Director & Co-Producer for PCA Blue Two Blues Legends Together for One Great Cause: Prostate Cancer” ft. Buddy Guy & Bobby Rush
2017 Performed The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2017 London/Excel
2017 Featured performer in PBS Special “An Evening with HistoryMakers: Chicago Stories”
2016 ABC TV Windy City Live with Val & Ryan
2016 Allstar Blues Bash with Bobby Rush, Joe Louis Walker, Sean Holt
2015 Headlined the Blues Stage for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Leadership Gala 2015
2014 Chicago Blues Festival Tour Headliner (Europe)
2014 Induction into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame
2013 Performed on ABC’s New Year’s Eve program "Countdown Chicago"(Unparalleled 53% market share)
2013 Performed at the Tryst (Wynn Casino) Las Vegas
2013 Performed on ABC’s Windy City Live with Buddy Guy sitting in
2013 NBC Sports syncs WBB originals Read Your Mind, Mystery, Nu Kinda Blues, Tell Me, Your Turn, Exiled
2013 Featured Performer on NBC’s Sports Global Golf Adventures (nationwide, international, local and cable TV)
2013 Performed in Tokyo, Japan (Imperial Hotel)
2013 Performed at Disneyworld, Orlando
2012 Musical Director & Band Leader for City of Chicago’s official sendoff for Buddy Guy to receive Kennedy Center Honors.
2012 UK & Ireland Tour; Headlining the Harvest Time Blues Fest Ireland
2012 Featured Performer & House Band on ABC’s Windy City Live ft. Dan Aykroyd
2012 WBB song “Something’s Going Down” aired during all CHICAGO BEARS NFL game broadcasts
2012 Performed at NATO headquarter in Brussels (Member of a delegation representing Chicago for 2012 NATO SUMMIT)
2011 Induction into Canada’s Blues Hall of Fame
2011 International Single Release of “Changeling” written and produced by Grammy Award Winner Tom Hambridge
2011 Chicago Blues Fest 2011 Headliner: Band Leader, MC, and Host of the 40th Anniversary of Alligator Records
2011 Highlight of the Grammy’s Blues Fest Kick-Off Jam at Buddy Guys Legends
2011 Highlight of the 14th Annual XRT 93.1fm Blues Breakers Blues Fest Live Broadcast. Live from Buddy Guys Legends
2011 International Single Release of the groundbreaking Cross-Genre Track “Something’s Going Down” featuring Twista, GLC & Sugar Blue
2010 Notodden Blues Fest (Main stage)
2007 Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival (Formerly King Biscuit)
2006 Headlined Europe's Historical & Most Prestige Blues Tour "The Chicago Blues Fest Tour"
2006 Headlined WXRT 93.1fm Live Broadcast of "WXRT's Blues Brunch" at Buddy Guys Legends (1 million listeners)
2005 Induction into The History Makers: Music Maker Success
2005 Headlined Poconos Blues Fest
2005 Poconos Blues Fest Lifetime Achievement Award "The Brooks Family"
2004 Headlined The 2004 Chicago Blues Festival - Brooks Family
2004 National Release of debut album "Mystery"
2004 Real Blues Magazine Award - "Carry The Torch Award"
2004 Real Blues Magazine Award - "Top Blues Stars of the Future"
2004 Real Blues Magazine Award - "Best Chicago Blues Guitar CD/Modern"
2004 Real Blues Magazine Award - "Best New Chicago Blues Talent/Male"
2004 Real Blues Magazine Award - "Best Chicago Blues Tune/Modern"
2004 Featured twice on the House Of Blues Radio Hour w/ Elwood Blues
2003 Performed at The 2003 Major League Baseball All Star Game
2001 ABC’s Peter Jennings "Fourth of July" Special
2000 The Chicago Blues Festival
1999 Received a phone call from The White House stating the President Bill Clinton read & absolutely “Blues for Dummies”
1999 Performed for The First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton at Chess Records in Chicago, IL
1999 Band Leader, set opener, and host/announcer of the "LoneStar Shoot-Out Tour"
1998 Cameo in The Blues Brothers 2000
1998 Spearheaded & co-authored “Blues for Dummies”
1997 In one day - within 2 hours performed Mancow Morning show, Eric and Kathy Q101, & Fred Winston show reaching 10 million listeners nationwide
1997 Performed at President Bill Clinton’s second Inauguration
1996 Performed at Democratic Convention for Comedy Central
1996 Performed Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Tour