Is there an admission fee to get into the grounds of the Chicago Blues Festival?
No, admission is free to the public and no tickets are required.
What items are prohibited from being brought onto festival grounds?
BBQ Grills (Open Flames)
Fireworks or Explosives
Illegal Substances & Weapons
All Pets (except Service Animals)
Failure to comply with the above may result in entry being denied. All containers will be subject to search. Bicycles may not be ridden on festival grounds.
Can I bring a folding chair and blanket into the Chicago Blues Festival?
Yes, but folding chairs are not allowed in the seating area of the Petrillo Music Shell.
Can I bring a tent into the Chicago Blues Festival?
Personal tents and canopies are NOT allowed at any lakefront events.
What is the rain policy?
Performances are held rain or shine, unless there are severe weather warnings and/or threats of lightning in the area. Follow
@ChicagoDCASE for any cancellation updates via social media.
What food vendors will be participating in the Blues Festival?
A full list of restaurants to be announced. Visit
chicagobluesfestival.us for the latest update.
Can I bring my dog with me into the Chicago Blues Festival?
No. For your dog's protection and for the public's safety, all dogs are restricted from festival grounds and you will be asked to leave the event with your dog. (This policy is supported by the Anti-Cruelty Society.)