36th Chicago Blues Festival Celebrates Chicago’s Rich Blues Music Legacy June 7-9

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(CHICAGO, IL) – Experience Chicago’s rich blues music legacy at the 36th Annual Chicago Blues Festival happening Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, Illinois). The festival will celebrate with live performances on six stages by the local and national blues artists in the city’s premier outdoor music venue. Headliners include: Bobby Rush, Jimmy Johnson Blues Band, Charlie Musselwhite with Billy Boy Arnold, Bettye LaVette, Don Bryant, Latimore, Ruthie Foster, The Connection: Mike Welch & Friends, Larkin Poe and many more. Admission to the Chicago Blues Festival is free.

Headliners on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage will perform from 5-9pm each evening. Music and entertainment throughout the park will begin at 11am each day. Other stages include theBudweiser Crossroads Stage which will present a high energy mix of electric blues, blues rock, country blues and R&B on the South Chase Promenade, daily 11am-5:30pm. The Visit Mississippi Juke Jointshowcases the sounds of the Delta blues on the North Chase Promenade, daily 11:15am-5:30pm. TheFront Porch Stagehighlightshomegrown, Chicago-based blues artists, with a few surprises in Wrigley Square, 11am-9pm on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, and 11am-7:30pm on Sunday, June 9. The Park Grill Stage features an array of acoustic and electric soloists, duos and trios in an intimate setting on The Park Grill Plaza, daily from 2-4:45pm. Just north of Cloud Gate from 11am-9pm daily, Rosa’s Lounge showcases Chicago Blues legends and emerging artists that have called Rosa’s Lounge home over the last 35 years.

As the birthplace of house, gospel music, urban blues and other beloved genres, Chicago invites music lovers from around the world to celebrate its music legacy at three consecutive weekend festivals – the Chicago House Conference and Music Festival (May 23-May 25), the Chicago Gospel Music Festival (May 31 and June 1) and the Chicago Blues Festival (June 7-9) – on stage in Millennium Park, at the Chicago Cultural Center as well as in music venues and clubs throughout the city.

“With a diverse lineup celebrating the blues’ past, present and future, the Chicago Blues Festival features live music performances on multiple stages in Millennium Park,” said Mark Kelly, Commissioner, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. “Each year national and local artists celebrate the city’s rich Blues tradition while shining a spotlight on the genre’s contributions to soul, R&B, gospel, rock hip-hop and more.”

For complete details, visit ChicagoBluesFestival.us.



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