37th Annual Chicago Blues Festival

CANCELED in response to COVID-19

June 5–7, 2020 • 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 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 Southwest Airlines Front Porch and the Park Grill Stage. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion features headline performances from 5 to 9pm.


Millennium Park at Home (Toronzo Cannon pictured)

Millennium Park at Home

For everyone missing the Chicago Blues Festival, check out these online concerts featuring Blues Music in the Key of Chicago, July 31–August 2.


Artist Submissions

Artist Submissions

Please submit your information to be considered for performance opportunities at events organized by DCASE

(Due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to each artist)


Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partners of the Chicago Blues Festival.


Press Room

Press Room

Find information about obtaining media credentials for Blues Festival.

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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

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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 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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