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Chicago Blues Festival Application Procedures


Crowd enjoying a performance on the Mississippi Juke Joint stage at the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago Blues Festival

  • Dates: June 9-11, 2017
  • Location: Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
  • Genres: Blues / R&B, Traditional Blues, Contemporary Blues
  • Average Attendance: 500,000
  • Submissions Accepted: Sept. 1-Dec. 30, 2016


Application Process

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is now accepting submissions starting September 1st 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.

All submissions should include a brief bio highlighting past performances, photo (if available) and CD/DVD of performances. Please make sure to include an email address, phone number and mailing address.

Please note: No submissions will be accepted after December 30, 2016

Please forward submissions to:
Chicago Blues Festival
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
78 E. Washington St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602


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