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32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago Blues Festival's website

The headliners of this year’s 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival will include Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal Trio, Toronzo Cannon, Syl Johnson, Clarence Carter, Zora Young, Big Bill Morganfield, Mud Morganfield, Bobby Dixon, Alex Dixon, Billy Branch and others who will be performing at the Petrillo Music Shell, June 12–14, in Grant Park. The three-day festival, presented by the City of Chicago, will also feature tributes and a special centennial concert honoring Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon on Sunday, June 14.

The Chicago Blues Festival has free admission and is open from 11am to 9:30pm daily. Performances at the Petrillo Music Shell will feature headliners from 6pm to 9:30pm on Friday, June 12, and continuing on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, from 5pm to 9:30pm.

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." (from their website)

For a complete schedule and festival details, please visit To plan your trip to Chicago for the Blues Festival this June 12-14, visit