June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Experience the blues live in Millennium Park at the 34th Annual Chicago Blues Festival happening June 9-11. At its new home in Millennium Park, the Blues Festival will offer fans performances by the genres' leading artists, as well as a wonderful new experience in the city's premier outdoor music venue. The headliners performing at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion over the three days include: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues with special guest James Cotton, Rhymefest, William Bell, Gary Clark Jr., Rhiannon Giddens, Ronnie Baker Brooks.
Leading up to the Chicago Blues Festival, during May and June, there will be several preview performances and film screenings held at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.). The "official" Chicago Blues Festival preview on Daley Plaza will take place Monday, June 5, at noon.
- June 9: Celebrating 40 Years: Billy Branch & The Son of Blues with special guests Lurrie Bell, Freddie Dixon, J.W.S. Williams, Carlos Johnson, Carl Weathersby, Bill McFarland and Chicago Fire Horns and Mae Koen & The Lights
- June 10: William Bell
- June 11: Gary Clark Jr.