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June 9-11, 2017 • Millennium Park • FREE Admission

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Chicago Blues Festival Moves to Millennium Park – Chicago's Premier Outdoor Music Venue

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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.



2017 Headliners (Billy Branch pictured. Photo credit:  B Charvolin)

2017 Headliners

Headliners include: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues with special guest James Cotton, Rhymefest, William Bell, Gary Clark Jr., Rhiannon Giddens, Ronnie Baker Brooks.

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Chicago Blues Festival

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

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