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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.


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Grant Park
Jackson & Columbus
Chicago, IL 60602

11am-9:30pm daily

FREE Admission



Millennium Garages

Parking Details: Park right below the music! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Packages: $35 parking/Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

Purchase Options: Pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600



Chicago Blues Festival Press Room

Blues Festival Press Room

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June 10-12, 2016 • Grant Park • FREE Admission

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Blues Festival.

Apply To Perform 

Apply To Perform

Submissions are being accepted September 1 to December 31 from performers in the Chicagoland area or a 300 mile radius surrounding Chicago, for consideration to perform at the 2016 Chicago Blues Festival.


About The Festival

About The Festival

Helpful information on the Chicago Blues Festival.