For Immediate Release
June 05, 2017
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(BPRW) The Chicago Blues Festival Gets Underway

Set for June 9 - 11

(Black PR Wire) CHICAGO, IL -- The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.


This year's festival kicks-off with 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.


The Chicago Blues Festival takes place from June 9-11, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Millennium Park, located at 201 E. Randolph Street, in Chicago, IL. Admission is free.


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