36th Annual Chicago Blues Festival

June 7-9, 2019 • FREE Admission

Millennium Park

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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 with the world while shining a spotlight on the genre’s contributions to soul, R&B, gospel, rock, hip-hop and more. Music begins each day at 11am at the Budweiser Crossroads Stage, the Visit Mississippi Juke Joint, the Front Porch and the Park Grill Stage. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion will feature headliners from 5 to 9pm.


Daily Schedule (Pictured: Ruthie Foster, photo by Riccardo Piccirillo)

Daily Schedule

The Chicago Blues Festival will celebrate the genre’s music legacy in Chicago with live performances on six stages by the local and national blues artists in the city’s premier outdoor music venue.


Festival Food Vendor Application

Festival Food Vendor Application

All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, April 24.


Backstage Catering Proposals Needed

Backstage Catering Proposals Needed

Proposals are due Wednesday, April 24.


Call for Cross Promotion Events

Call for Cross Promotion Events

Deadline to submit is Monday, April 29.


Festival Vendor Application

Festival Vendor Application

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 1.


Blues Around Town

Blues Around Town

Celebrate Chicago's black music legacy as birthplace of the urban blues - plus house music, gospel music and more.


Festival History

Festival History

Through the years the festival has celebrated many benchmarks.


How to Apply for 2020

How to Apply for 2020

Submissions will be accepted in the fall.


Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partners of the Chicago Blues Festival.


Festival Press Room

Festival Press Room

Find information about obtaining media credentials for Blues Festival.

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Millennium Park
Millennium Park

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am-11pm
Welcome Center 9am-5pm
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Find us:

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

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

If parking, Millennium Garages are located at 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. Pre-purchase parking online and save up to 50% off drive-up rates.


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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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