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Chicago Blues Festival

Music, Music festivals Millennium Park | Chicago, IL , Millennium Park Friday June 7 2019 - Sunday June 9 2019 Free
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Chicago Blues Festival 2017
Photograph: Max Herman

Chicago honors its legacy as a city filled with 12-bar melodies by hosting the world's largest blues music festival, bringing living legends and local players to Millennium Park for a three-day celebration. This year's lineup of headlining acts includes “King of the Chitlin' Circuit” Bobby Rush, soul singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette and gospel blues singer Ruthie Foster. Snag a spot on the lawn to secure a great view of the always-packed evening performances at Pritzker Pavilion, or stroll through the park to catch sets from local musicians on the Blue Festival side stages.

By: Zach Long

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Venue name: Millennium Park | Chicago, IL
Contact:
Address: 55 N Michigan Ave
Chicago

Cross street: at Washington St
Opening hours: Daily 6am–11pm.
Transport: El stop: Blue to Washington; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Randolph; Red to Lake. Bus: 3, 4, 14, 124, 157.
Price: Free
Event website: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival.html/
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    • Millennium Park | Chicago, IL Free
    • Millennium Park | Chicago, IL Free
    • Millennium Park | Chicago, IL Free

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Where the House of Blues let me down, the Chicago Blues Festival more than made up for it! I was fortunate enough to be traveling to Chicago during the Blues Fest in June and really stumbled across the festival more than planned the trip for it. I was shocked that this enormous festival in Grant Park is a completely free. In true Chicago fashion, the crowd was lively, the park was clean, the weather was gorgeous, and the music was fantastic. It broke my heart to leave the festival to catch a flight before I could see Buddy Guy perform. Only complaint: having to purchase food vouchers.