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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.
May is blues month in Chicago! Enjoy a number of Chicago Blues Festival preview events throughout the City at the Chicago Cultural Center, Daley Plaza and other locations.
The Chicago Blues Festival moves to Grant Park on Friday with performances by Irma Thomas and Bobby Rush (above) and his Blues Band.
The Chicago Blues Festival closes on Sunday, June 9 with performances by blues greats James Cotton (above), John Primer, Billy Branch, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater and many more.
Helpful information for planning your
visit to Chicago for the Blues Festival.
The 2013 Chicago Blues Festival kicks-off on Thursday, June 6 in Millennium Park with performances by Shemekia Copeland (above) and Quinn Sullivan.
Saturday's headliners include Otis Clay, Uvee Hayes, The Bar-Kays, Eddie Floyd (above) and Sir Mack Rice.
Helpful information on the Chicago Blues Festival.
Download the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival Brochure Cover.