Chicago Blues Festival

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Chicago Blues Festival 2017
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Chicago honors its legacy as a city of 12-bar melodies and wailing guitar solos by hosting the world's largest blues music festival, bringing living legends and local players to Millennium Park for three days of electrifying performances. This year's lineup includes headlining sets from blues singer Shemekia Copeland, southern-soul-turned-disco-diva Candi Staton and Memphis guitarist Eric Gales. Stake out a spot on the lawn to secure a great view of the always-packed evening shows at Pritzker Pavilion, or stroll through the park to catch sets from local musicians on the various Blues Festival side stages.

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