Chicago Blues Festival - Around Town

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Celebrate Chicago's black music legacy as birthplace of the urban blues - plus house music, gospel music and more. Highlights only, subject to change, contact venue for details.


Clubs & Venues

 Rosa's Lounge

Participating Blues Club Sponsor

Music nightly including Thursday night: James Wheeler Blues Jam hosted by Lil Ed Williams

3420 W. Armitage


Blue Chicago

Music nightly

536 N. Clark (at Ohio)



Music Wednesdays-Sundays

2519 N. Halsted St.


Buddy Guy's Legends

Music nightly

700 S. Wabash Ave.


Gallery Caberet

Open Blues Jam Tuesdays

2020 N. Oakley Ave.


House of Blues

Music nightly

329 N. Dearborn St.


Kingston Mines

Music nightly

2548 N. Halsted St.


River Roast

 Blues & Brunch Saturdays & Sundays

315 N. LaSalle St.


Smoke Daddy

Music nightly

1804 W. Division St.


Water Hole Lounge

Music Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays

1400 S. Western Ave.


Other Sites

 Blues Heaven Foundation

Please contact Janine at BHF, 312.808.1286

2120 S. Michigan Ave.


Chicago Blues/Jazz Tour

By appointment


Blues Brothers Mural at Shelly's Loan & Jewelry Co.

300 E. 47th St.


Muddy Waters Mural

by Eduardo Kobra

Dedication event: June 8

17 N. State St.



 Koko Taylor Foundation

2240 S. Michigan Ave.


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