Lineup Celebrates Blues Music Past and Present
This years’ Chicago Blues Fest line-up spotlights the genres past and present, with special performances and jam sessions scheduled over three days in Grant Park. The internationally acclaimed FREE admission Festival is committed to celebrating the genre’s rich tradition and heritage.
In addition to the headliners announced earlier this year, including Grammy winner Mavis Staples at the Petrillo Music Shell, other performance stages include the popular Bud Light Crossroads Stage, Mississippi Juke Joint and the Pepsi Front Porch Stage. Check out the full lineup by clicking the link below.
May is Blues Month in Chicago
The Chicago Blues season kicks off April 29 and continues through the Festival with citywide events, concerts, lectures, films and tours. You don’t want to miss the Tuesday Blues Lunch Break Series at the Chicago Cultural Center starting May 8 at Noon and continuing each Tuesday in May. The Chicago Public Library Blues Programs will feature lectures and performances, all free to the public. Programming includes the Blues Trio on May 12 at the Woodsen Regional Library, Play & Singing the Blues on May 26 at the Sulzer Regional Library and Speakin’ of the Blues on June 1 at the Harold Washington Library.
Also in May, blues enthusiasts can enjoy a special showing of the documentary film, The Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins on Thursday, June 7 at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater at 6:30 pm. On, Monday, June 4 at Noon, Melvia “Chick Rodgers, Deitra Farr & the Blues Machine Band will perform a special set on Daley Plaza to preview the festival that weekend. All events are free to the public. For a full schedule of events, please visitwww.chicagobluesfestival.us.