Chicago Blues Festival
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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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Jackson & Columbus
Chicago, IL 60602
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
Blues Festival Press Room
Find information about obtaining media credentials for Blues Festival.
Sponsors of the Chicago Blues Festival.
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June 10-12, 2016 • Grant Park • FREE Admission
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!
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.
Helpful information on the Chicago Blues Festival.
Don't Miss these other Summer Festivals:
June 3 & 4, 2016 • Millennium Park • FREE Admission
July 6-10, 2016 • Grant Park • FREE Admission
September 1-4, 2016 • Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park • FREE Admission