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The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.
Headliners on Saturday include, Fred Wesley (pictured) & The New JB's, Irma Thomas and Wee Willie Walker & We "R".
May and June are blues months in Chicago! Enjoy a number of FREE events.
Meet the artists, hear their stories, and enjoy impromptu performances.
Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Blues Festival.
This year's festival kicks-off with Shemekia Copeland (pictured), Curtis Salgado, Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials, Corky Siegel and more.
The festival closes on Sunday with a Tribute to Otis Rush.
2016 Chicago Blues Festival map.
Helpful information on the Chicago Blues Festival.
Don't Miss these other Summer Festivals:
July 6-10, 2016 • Grant Park • FREE Admission
September 1-4, 2016 • Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park • FREE Admission