Chicago Festivals

Chicago Blues Festival Application Procedures


Crowd enjoying a performance on the Mississippi Juke Joint stage at the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago Blues Festival

  • Dates: June 10-12, 2016
  • Location: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
  • Genres: Blues / R&B, Traditional Blues, Contemporary Blues
  • Average Attendance: 500,000
  • Submissions Accepted: Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2015


Application Process

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.

All submissions should include a brief bio highlighting past performances, photo (if available) and CD/DVD of performances. Please make sure to include an email address, phone number and mailing address.

Please note: No submissions will be accepted after December 31, 2015

Please forward submissions to:
Chicago Blues Festival
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
78 E. Washington St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602





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