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Chicago Blues Festival

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The paradise for Blues lovers

We visited the Blues Festival for the first time ! Oh what a great idea we had ! We left Montreal... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Laval, Canada
Fun, Music, and Haze

Wandering thought that funky haze we found the free live music. People were grooving and jamming in... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 Jul 2018
“The paradise for Blues lovers”
26 Jun 2018
“Fun, Music, and Haze”
Held over three days every June in the city's beloved Green Park, the Chicago Blues Festival is one of the highlights of the city's summer lineup. Originally started to commemorate the death of blues legend, Muddy Waters, it has grown into one of...more
337 E Randolph Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-7403
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We visited the Blues Festival for the first time ! Oh what a great idea we had ! We left Montreal early in the morning, spent one Saturday night in Chicago and came back home late on Sunday! Oh what a feeling...Everything is beautiful in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank janet4jones
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Wandering thought that funky haze we found the free live music. People were grooving and jamming in the park. Was an experience my family and I will never forget.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RobBoston80
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I always like the atmosphere that outdoor concert festivals seem to bring to celebrations and live music venues. It's really a wonderful learning experience. You can't help but to make lots of friends. I enjoy the interaction with the vendors, etc.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Veronica G
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

What a great initiative by the city of Chicago. Great blues artists and very well organized. 3 days of blues music on various stages. We enjoyed the sunday afternoon/evening. Really nice!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Josien_Dennis
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had never been but went this weekend. The weather was not as good as we wanted, as it rained a bunch. It is in the Millennium park and what a wonderful mix of people. I am not familiar with most of the names and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TripPhotographer52
Reviewed 20 December 2017

每年六月,為期三天的芝加哥藍調音樂節(Chicago Blues Festival),向世界證明這裏是“世界藍調之都”。 Chicago Blues與其它藍調樂派比較起來,Chicago Blues顯得多樣化了點,當然這跟芝加哥的音樂非常興盛有關。 來此表演過的包括Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King和Koko Taylor等明星。

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank andy660509
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Chicago is home of the blues - a visit to Chicago is not complete without catching some Blues Music, The annual Blues Festival is a great way to hear different types of blues (Chicago, Memphis, Delta, Country). There are usually at least 4 stages with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank maryjok456
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This was the first year that the festival was held in Millennium Park, and it was not without a few glitches. However, it is three days of some of the best music you'll hear for FREE so it gets a pass. At least there were...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank EverleighYours
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We came to the festival last year in Grant park and it was amazing. It was moved this year (2017) to Millennium Park and it is awful. Too crowded, not enough space to hold everyone in the middle of the city!! Mostly concrete and not...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank SJ1925
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Festival during the whole weekend, it's very nice with famous blues singers that give a great show. Different scenes with different performers relaying all weekend long.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank sidykebe
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