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Chicago Blues Festival Presents: Blues Month


Monday, May 8 & 15, Randolph Square, 12 Noon

Monday, May 22 & June 5, 6pm, Claudia Cassidy Theater

Tuesday, May 30, 5-9pm, Claudia Cassidy Theater

Chicago Cultural Center  >  Chicago Blues Festival  >  Blues Month


Crowd enjoying a performance in Randolph Square

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In anticipation of the 34th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, June 9–11 in Millennium Park, enjoy performances by blues musicians, special film screenings of historical blues documentaries and more.



Monday, May 8

12 Noon - Performance

Randolph Square, 1st Floor North


Monday, May 15

12 Noon - Performance

Randolph Square, 1st Floor North


Monday, May 22

6pm - Film Screening, Willie Dixon: "I Am The Blues"

Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North


Tuesday, May 30

5-9pm - Donda's House Bridges to the Blues, Blues Festival Auditions

Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North


Tuesday, June 5Sam Lay In Bluesland

6pm - Film Screening, Sam Lay In Bluesland

Dir. John Anderson, 2015, 1h 29mins

Documentary film about the life of blues drummer Sam Lay.

Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North


Thursday, June 8Muddy Waters Mural Dedication

12 Noon - Muddy Waters Mural Dedication

The official dedication of the nine-story mural of Chicago blues legend Muddy Waters by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra—and a lunchtime concert featuring Muddy Waters Legacy Band: Muddy’s sons Mud and Big Bill Morganfield, John Primer, Rick Kreher, Studebaker John, Edward McDaniel, Donny Nichilo and Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith.

Part of the “Year of Public Art.” For details, visit

17 N. State Street-and State Street between Randolph and Washington Streets


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Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center
Randolph Square
1st Floor North
Claudia Cassidy Theater
2nd Floor North

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

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    • Pulaski Day (Mar. 6), 9am-7pm
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