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Now Accepting Submissions for the 2017 Chicago Blues Festival
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is accepting submissions through December 30th, from performers in the Chicagoland area or a 300 mile radius surrounding Chicago, for consideration to perform at the Chicago Blues Festival. More information on how to apply.
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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