Chicago Blues Festival

Thursday-Sunday, June 8-11, 2023

Thursday: 5:30-9pm, Friday-Sunday: 12-9pm

Millennium Park • FREE Admission

Enter at Michigan Ave. & Washington St., Michigan Ave. & Madison St., Randolph St. or Monroe St. • Festival Map

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With a diverse lineup celebrating the blues’ past, present and future, the Chicago Blues Festival shares the great Chicago-born music tradition while shining a spotlight on the genre’s contributions to soul, R&B, gospel, rock, hip hop and more.

American Sign Language Interpretation is provided for all concerts on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage. For more accessibility information about Millennium Park visit our Accessibility page.

Lloyd A. Fry FoundationChicago Blues Festival expanded family programming is supported by the Millennium Park Foundation with funding from the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation.

Los Lobos (Photo credit: Piero F. Giunti)


Headliners include Los Lobos, Blind Boys of Alabama with Bobby Rush, and Mud Morganfield.

Chicago Blues Festival

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information when visiting Millennium Park.

Wally's BBQ Pit (Beef ribs being basted with bbq sauce on a grill with a basting brush)

Wally’s BBQ Pit

A Blues-inspired smokehouse experience called “Wally’s BBQ Pit” in the North Promenade Tent.

Press Room

Press Room

Request media credentials, download photos and videos – and view current news releases.



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Millennium Park

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am–11pm
Welcome Center, open 9am-7pm (open until the end of the performance on event nights)

Plan Your Visit Attending An Event

Find us:

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601


Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N. Michigan Ave.), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).

Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online for discounted parking. Visit or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.


Public Transportation:


Take CTA to Millennium Park

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.

From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.

Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

For travel information, visit For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit