Chicago Blues Fest

Jun 2020

Grant Park

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The basics

Not only is the Chicago Blues Festival the biggest blues festival in the world (expect around half a million visitors), but it’s free to get in. Now if that doesn’t cure the blues, what will?

The festival

The first Chicago Blues Festival was held in 1984, and while other specialist festivals have slowly absorbed acts from wildly different genres into their lineups, this free festival has stayed true to its blues roots.

With acts that celebrate the history as much as the future of the blues, the festival does an invaluable job of keeping the genre alive, in the city that birthed one of its most important, and enduring forms – the Chicago Blues.

The 2015 line-up is yet to be confirmed. 

Our tip

Every year the festival has a theme - keep an eye out for this year's.




Getting there

How do I get there?

Flying: Fly into O’Hare International Airport 

Using public transport: Chicago Trains & Buses are available for travel. For travel information, visit Chicago Transit Authority

Parking: If you are driving, park directly under the action at Millennium Garages.

Travelling by Bike: Bike parking is available on the perimeter of Grant and Millennium Parks. 



The festival is FREE. Whooooooo!

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