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The Chicago Blues Festival is free admission within all Grant Park festival areas and all performance stages including Petrillo Music Shell.



Stay overnight in the city and catch all three days of the Chicago Blues Festival. Browse hotel options and book online.



For route planners, maps and fare details for CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) buses and trains, visit transitchicago.com.

The high-speed Metra commuter rail train connects outlying suburbs to downtown. For exact fares and route maps, visit metrarail.com.  



Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage, Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Garages. For more information or directions for any of these parking garages, visit millenniumgarages.com or call 312.616.0600.

Want to pay for parking in advance and search for discount options? Find nearby garage and valet parking by comparing price, location, and amenities through these websites:



For cyclists, information on Chicago's bike sharing program Divvy, local bike lanes and bicycle rack parking is available at chicagocompletestreets.org.

On-site bike parking is available in the McDonald's Cycle Center, a state-of-the-art indoor facility located in the northeast corner of Millennium Park. For information, visit chicagobikestation.com or call 888-BIKE-WAY (888.245.3929).

Bike racks are also located on the concrete pad on the east side of the Pritzker Pavilion, as well as along Michigan Avenue and upper Randolph Street.



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Does the Petrillo Music Shell have accessible seating? Yes, accessible seating is available on a first come first served basis during festival hours open to the public on the day of the performance to individuals with disabilities who meet certain requirements and their companions (three per individual with a disability). Check in at the tent with Accessibility signage located behind the Petrillo Music Shell at Jackson & Columbus for accessible seating.

What are the requirements to get a reserved seating wristband? A limited amount of reserved seating will be provided in the front rows near the main stage as well as seating disbursed throughout the rest of the seating area for people with the following types of disabilities:

  • Individuals who use wheelchairs
  • Individuals with disabilities who are ambulatory, but use mobility devises such as walkers or crutches
  • Individuals who are ambulatory, but who are unable to stand during the performance
  • Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and need unobstructed sightlines to the sign language interpreter
  • Individuals who are blind or have visual impairments that require seating in close proximity to the stage

Where is the transportation drop off and pick up located? For Paratransit and vehicles transporting people with disabilities, the location is at the southwest corner of Monroe and Columbus.

What materials are provided to people with disabilities who come to a music festival in Grant Park? In addition to sign language interpreted performances, brochures in braille and large print are available.

Are the vendor and food booths accessible? Yes, vendor and food booths are equipped with accessible counters.

Are there accessible restrooms at the festival? Yes, accessible restrooms with accessible handwashing stations are available throughout the festival.


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