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Get the Blues

Festival

Largest Free Blues Festival in the World

From June 10th to 12th, Chicago brings the largest free blues festival in the world to Grant Park. Living legends and local 12-bar regulars unite to give the city a range of performances. Those expecting Blues Brothers cover bands should steer clear (though you’re likely to hear a few renditions of “Sweet Home Chicago”). This year, headliners include singer Shemekia Copeland, trombonist Fred Wesley & The New JB’s as well as an all-star tribute to Chicago musician Otis Rush.

Since its first iteration in 1984, the festival has celebrated the centennials of Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, and Skip James; featured a dual performance by Chuck Berry and Keith Richards; and given Blues in the Schools students an opportunity the face the crowd. Come out to the park and become a part of Chicago’s vibrant music culture.

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