CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Legend Buddy Guy will headline the 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival. The Chicago Blues Festival, held June 12-14, 2015 at Grant Park (Jackson & Columbus), is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.” Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, the late B.B. King, Bo Diddley, and Koko Taylor.
The Chicago Blues Festival featuring an amazing 3-day lineup of nearly 75 acts on a variety of stages, kicks-off on Friday, June 12 with Zora Young, Clarence Carter, Syl Johnson and more. Buddy Guy headlines the festival on Saturday, other headliners include Taj Mahal Trio and Toronzo Cannon. The festival closes on Sunday with Centennial Tributes to Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters.
Parking is available at Millennium garages for a fee www.millenniumgarages.com. Or you can bike to the festival and enjoy a complimentary Kickstart by Mountain Dew Bike Valet.
The Chicago Blues Festival has presented countless number of blues notes and moments to millions of blues fans from around the world on Chicago’s lakefront Grant Park. After coming on board midstream for the initial festival in 1984 I have had the opportunity to help the City of Chicago celebrate an important part of the city’s heritage and lay the foundation for the annual festival’s role in becoming an important city institution. The Chicago Blues Festival has always also been programmed as an educational tool. Since the 60’s the Blues has become a cross cultural experience and has provided a deeper understanding into American Society.
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.
The Chicago Gospel Music Festival is also happening May 29-31, 2015 in Millennium Park and it’s free admission as well.