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As part of Chicago In Tune, DCASE will present new and reimagined programs in place of this year’s Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park. Four special evenings at Jay Pritzker Pavilion presented with the Millennium Park Foundation will honor music born and innovated in Chicago – including Chicago In Tune–Blues (September 18 at 5:30–8:30pm). DCASE and its partners will also celebrate blues music with community concerts in the Bronzeville and Austin neighborhoods, on historic Record Row and in music venues across the city.



Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago In Tune

Chicago In Tune is a new citywide festival celebrating Chicago’s diverse and legendary music scene and the 2021 Year of Chicago Music.


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Blues Community Concerts

Join us for Bronzeville Blues, the Chicago Blues Club City Tour, the Music Lives Here: Record Row Series – and Soul City Blues – Austin.


Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partners of the Chicago Blues Festival.


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Press Room

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Visit us:

Millennium Park

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am–11pm
Welcome Center 9am–5pm
Plan Your Visit Here

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

Additional Information

Sponsored By:



Visit Mississippi


Chicago Tribune


93XRT, Chicago's Home For Music Lovers


Chicago Transit Authority


Chicago Jazz Magazine




Chicago's Very Own WGN 9


WDCB 90.9 FM  Jazz & Blues


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