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Chicago Blues Festival Preview Events and Performances

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FREE Events

Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith Billy Branch Toronzo Cannon

May and June are blues months in Chicago! Enjoy a number of Chicago Blues Festival preview events throughout the City at the Chicago Cultural Center, Daley Plaza and other locations.


(events are subject to change)


Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith
Tuesday, May 3
12 Noon
Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square
78 E. Washington St.

Blues Concert
Wednesday, May 4
Garfield Park Conservatory, Horticulture Hall
300 N. Central Park

Eric Noden & Joe Filisko
Saturday, May 7
12 Noon
Chicago Public Library, Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N. Lincoln

Toronzo Cannon
Tuesday, May 10
12 Noon
Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square
78 E. Washington St.

Speakin’ of the Blues – Celebrating 45th Anniversary of Alligator Records with Bruce Iglauer & Lil Ed
Thursday, May 12
Harold Washington Library, Chicago Public Library
Auditorium-Lower Level
400 S. State St.

Billy Branch
Saturday, May 14
Chicago Public Library, Woodson Library
95th Halsted                                       

Great Migration Documentary “Goin’ to Chicago”
Monday, May 23
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
78 E. Washington St.


Blues Festival Preview with Theo Huff
Monday, June 6
12 Noon
Daley Plaza
50 W. Washington St.

Documentary film of the legendary Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers
Tuesday, June 7
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.