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Chicago Events - Chicago Blues Festival: 3 Days of Smokin' Hot Music
05 Jun 2018
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Chicago Events - Chicago Blues Festival: 3 Days of Smokin' Hot Music

Chicago Blues Festival: Outdoor Music Concerts at Millennium Park

Chicago's musical roots run deep. The city is the birthplace of the urban blues – and everyone will come out this June 8-10 for the Chicago Blues Festival at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago's premier outdoor venue welcomes a slew of top-name entertainers, with three full days of blazing hot blues music for the masses – for free!

Who Is Playing at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2018?

You'll find three stages at the Chicago Blues Festival: the Budweiser Crossroads Stage (South Chase Promenade), the Mississippi Juke Joint Stage (North Chase Promenade), and the Fort Porch Stage (Wrigley Square). Music starts at 11:00 a.m. each day, and the headliners (listed below) go on each night around 5:30 p.m. the Tap your toes, nod your head, and move your body to exciting blues performers who are pushing the genre forward, including:

  • Corey Dennison Band
  • Mississippi Heat with Billy Flynn and Giles Corey
  • Special Tribute to Bob Koester and the 65th Anniversary of Delmark Records
  • Selwyn Birchwood
  • Willie Clayton
  • Tribute to Blues Harpist Marion Walter Jacobs, aka Little Walter
  • Fantastic Negrito
  • Louisiana Bluesman "Real Deal" Kerry Neal
  • Grammy Award Winner Mavis Staples

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Feel the vibrant culture of Chicago when you stay at our River North hotel. We're centrally located near all the top Chicago events and festivals – and we offer amazing perks like a rooftop bar, indoor pool, and free Wi-Fi. Book your stay today!