All You Need to Know About Chicago Blues Fest

Chicago Blues Fest is coming up in just about a week. We put together a guide to help answer any questions you might have about the free event!

Schedule and Lineup

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First things first, you probably want to know who’s performing.

Chicago Blues Fest Schedule

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When Is It?

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Chicago Blues Fest takes place from Friday, June 12 to Sunday, June 14.

 

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Where Is It?

The festival is located in Grant Park.

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How Much Is It?

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It’s completely FREE!

 

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What Can I Eat?

There are four food vendors that will be making appearances!

Friday: Yum Dum & Jack’s Fork in the Road

Saturday & Sunday: Harold’s Chicken & Gino’s Steaks Truck

 

Festival Map

Blues Fest Map 

Where Can I Park?

The cheapest parking in the area is available at the South Loop Self Park. They offer $15 for 12 hours on show days if you reserve your spot online. Here’s a link.

 

Where Should I Stay?

If you’re looking to overnight near the festival, check out the Essex Inn. They’re located right across the street from Grant Park on Michigan Ave. They’re also a partner for the festival, so they’re legit.

 

What Can/Can’t I Bring?

For starters, you won’t be allowed in with any of the following:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • BBQ Grills (Open Flames)
  • Fireworks or Explosives
  • Illegal Substances & Weapons
  • Pop-up Tents/Canopies
  • Beach/Picnic Umbrellas
  • Flag Poles
  • All Pets (except Service Animals)

However, you can bring your own folding chair and blanket. And a smile… bring that too!

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