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Chicago Blues Festival

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Chicago Blues Festival 2017
Photograph: Max Herman

Time Out says

Chicago honors its legacy as a city of 12-bar melodies and wailing guitar solos by hosting this annual blues music festival, bringing living legends and local players to Millennium Park (and, for the first time this year, several Chicago neighborhoods) for four days of electrifying performances. This year's lineup includes headlining sets from blues singer Shemekia Copeland, guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks and one-time child prodigy Eric Gales, as well as a special "Women in Blues" showcase on June 12 that will pay tribute to legendary Chicago blues singer Mary Lane. Plus, don't site-specific concerts in Austin and Bronzeville that will honor the neighborhoods where Blues was born in Chicago. 


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