2015 Blues Festival Lineups are here!

Start planning your weekend. We’ve got all the info you need.

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Help Fill Our 2015 Street Stage ‘Tip Jar’

The WCBS GoFundMe campaign will not only help us pay the musicians who play on our Street Stage at the 2015 Chicago Blues Festival June 12-14 in Grant Park, it also will help us pay for the significant operational costs of the stage. If we raise more than we need for Blues Fest, the extra money will help fund our Musicians Assistance Fund and other programs. Donations are tax deductible.

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2015 Chicago Blue Fest to honor two Chicago blues legends

The 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival will honor two of Chicago’s blues legends: Willie Dixon, “the poet laureate of the blues,” and Muddy Waters, “the father of  modern Chicago blues,” throughout the weekend of June 12-14.

The festival, which will be held in Grant Park, will close with a  Special Centennial Celebration on Sunday, June 14. Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues will open the show at 530pm on the Petrillo stage, followed by a tribute to Willie Dixon featuring the Dixon family members plus Branch, Sugar Blue, John Watkins and others.

The Dixon tribute will be followed by a Muddy Waters tribute at 815pm featuring Muddy’s sons Mud and Big Bill Morganfield joined by  Bob Margolin, John Primer, Rick Kreher, Bob Stroger, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, E.G. McDaniel, Paul Oscher, Jerry Portnoy and Barrelhouse Chuck.

The city will release the complete schedule later this spring. Stay tuned.

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Posted 2.3.15 by Karen Murphy

 

Thank You, Everyone!

The 2014 Chicago Blues Fest is now a cherished memory. Just a short note to say a heartfelt thank you to:

  • the incredible musicians who played at our stage and made it the place to be at the 2014 Chicago Blues Fest
  • our generous sponsors—Alligator Records, Earwig Music, Blind Pig Records, Cermak Produce and the Blues Festival Guide
  • our tireless volunteers who worked long and hard at our booth and
  • the enthusiastic fans, who came, supported the music and, in the process, had the time their lives!

Keep supporting the blues and live music!

—Karen Murphy
WCBS Communications Director

Posted 6.18.14

Are You Ready?

We are….ready, that is, for Chicago’s biggest blues party of the year.

PLAN YOUR WEEKEND NOW.

2014 Chicago Blues Festival (JUNE 13 - 15, Grant Park)

OUR STREET STAGE LINEUP

GET MORE INFO
We’ve got an impressive line-up of talent all three days. Bring a chair and park yourself on Columbus Ave.
READ ABOUT THE BANDS

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NOT READY FOR BED?
Check out our list of what’s going on around town.

AFTER THE FEST

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Our Main Blues Fest Page
This page has all the info you need for all the stages at Blues Fest.

FESTIVAL MAP

Updated 6.5.14


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