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Being the big Blues music fan that I am I am somewhat embarrassed to admit I have never been to the Chicago Blues Festival. This year's 35th Annual Chicago Blues Festival will take place June 8 through June 10 in Millennium Park in the Windy City. The Blues Festival is a great Chicago-born music tradition with live performances by some fabulous performers.

Headliners for this year's event include the Corey Dennison Band, Mississippi Heat with Billy Flynn and Giles Corey, a Special Tribute to Bob Koester and the 65th Anniversary of Delmark Records, Selwyn Birchwood, Willie Clayton, a Little Walter Tribute, Fantastic Negrito, Kenny Neal and the one and only Mavis Staples.


Headliners will perform on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each evening. Music and entertainment throughout the park will begin on other stages at 11 a.m. each day during the festival.

Chicago is the birthplace of the urban blues, gospel music, house music and more. In 2018 over three consecutive weekends, the City of Chicago will celebrate the city’s music legacy at the Chicago House Music Festival (May 26), the Chicago Gospel Music Festival (June 12) and the Chicago Blues Festival (June 810) on stage in Millennium Park, at the Chicago Cultural Center as well as in music venues and clubs throughout the city.

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