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Music Lovers Visit the Chicago Blues Festival
Visit the Chicago Blues Festival
But, outside all the glitz and glamor of pizza slices, baseball games, and federal banking, many Windy City visitors enjoy the hot and heavy sounds of the local blues music scene.
Explore Grant Park with the family and settle in at the Petrillo Music Shell – an attractive site at Grant Park, just inland from Lake Michigan.
The Chicago Blues Festival began in 1984 as a way to honor local legend and “father of Chicago blues,” Muddy Waters, who had died a year prior.
Since then, the Chicago Blues Festival has taken place in June, and features a distinct, annual theme. A popular event, the Chicago Blue Festival features free admission, and hosts visitors and music lovers from around the state – some traveling from as nearby as Evanston and Rosemont, to as far west as St. Charles.
On your next summer exploration of Chicago, be sure to plan an afternoon around the soulful sounds of the Chicago Blues Festival.
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