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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.


Information and Resources

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

Find information about obtaining media credentials for Blues Festival.

Chicago Blues Festival Sponsors


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

Request for Proposals (RFP) For Commemorative Merchandise Development and Marketing for City Festivals

Request for Proposals (RFP)

DCASE seeks proposals from qualified firms to provide Commemorative Merchandise Development and Marketing for City Festivals.


Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

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

2016 Festival Headliners (Shemekia Copeland pictured) 

2016 Festival Headliners

The 33rd Annual festival features  performances by Shemekia Copeland, Fred Wesley and the New J.B.s, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Irma Thomas and many more.


About The Festival

About The Festival

Helpful information on the Chicago Blues Festival.