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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.
The Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events is now accepting submissions starting September 1st through December 31st, from performers in the Chicagoland area or a 300 mile radius surrounding Chicago, for consideration to perform at the Chicago Blues Festival.
Buddy Guy (pictured) headlines the festival on Saturday, other headliners include Shemekia Copeland and Toronzo Cannon.
Bike to the Chicago Blues Festival and enjoy a complimentary Kickstart by Mountain Dew Bike Valet.
Download the 2015 Chicago Blues Festival map.
Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Blues Festival.
The Chicago Blues Festival kicks-off on Friday, June 12 with Zora Young (pictured), Clarence Carter, Syl Johnson, John Primer and more.
The festival closes on Sunday with Centennial Tributes to Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters (pictured).
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Helpful information on the Chicago Blues Festival.
Don't Miss these other Summer Festivals:
May 29-31, 2015 • Millennium Park • FREE Admission
July 8-12, 2015 • Grant Park • FREE Admission
September 3-6, 2015 • Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park • FREE Admission