Chicago Blues Festival 2016 | June 10-12 Grant Park

33rd Annual Festival will celebrate legendary blues guitarist Otis Rush and feature performances by Shemekia Copeland, Fred Wesley and the New JB’s, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Irma Thomas and many more June 10–12 in Grant Park




The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the full lineup for the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival happening June 10–12 in Grant Park. The three-day festival will open on Friday, June 10, with a celebration of the 45th anniversary of Chicago’s Alligator Records and conclude on Sunday, June 12, with a special tribute to the legendary Otis Rush featuring notable friends and other musicians he has influenced throughout his career.

The festival headliners throughout the weekend include: Shemekia Copeland with guest Curtis Salgado, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials with guest Corky Siegel, Tommy Castro and The Painkillers with guest Toronzo Cannon, Fred Wesley and the New JB’s, Irma Thomas, Wee Willie Walker & We “R”, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater and Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters and a special tribute to the legendary Otis Rush featuring notable friends and other musicians he has influenced throughout his career.

The Chicago Blues Festival is FREE admission and open from 11am to 9:30pm daily. Performances at the Petrillo Music Shell will feature headliners from 6pm to 9:30pm on Friday, June 10, continuing on Saturday, June 11 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm and Sunday, June 12, from 5pm to 9:30pm.

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Parking Information
Park right below the music at Millennium Garages, preferred parking partner for Chicago Blues Festival 2016! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave. Go to www.millenniumgarages.com for more info. Park Here. Go Anywhere!
Purchase Options: pay at parking location; call 312-616-0600




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