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The Annual Chicago Blues Festival Kicks Off This Friday

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The Chicago Blues Festival starts Friday, rocking out a weekend of music celebrating Chicago’s historical ties to the musical genre with local, national, and international…
The Chicago Blues Festival starts Friday, rocking out a weekend of music celebrating Chicago’s historical ties to the musical genre with local, national, and international performers telling energetic and powerful stories through their songs.
While headlining performers take to the stage at Pritzker Pavilion in the evening, other stages throughout Millennium Park will host dozens of performers Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is considered the world’s largest blues festival.
The first Chicago Blues Festival was held in 1984, a year after the passing of music legend Muddy Waters. Since then, other notable performers have graced the festival stages in Chicago including Willie Dixon, Little Milton, Chuck Berry, KoKo Taylor, John Lee Hooker, and Buddy Guy, among countless others.

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