Chicago Blues Fest Free Preview Events. May and June are blues months in Chicago. Enjoy Chicago Blues Festival preview events.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Chicago Blues Festival will be held Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2017 , Hours: 11am-9:30pm daily in Grant Park. The FREE festival has five stages with over 40 acts over three days.
When: Monday, June 4, 2018, 6-8pm
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
Bridges To The Blues Showcase
In collaboration with Donda’s House, the Chicago Blues Festival will showcase young hip-hop artists performing original blues material for a chance to perform at the Chicago Blues Festival.
When: Thursday, June 7, 2018, 12-1pm
Where: PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave.
WDCB’s pre-Blues Fest Live Broadcast
WDCB celebrates Chicago Blues Fest with a live broadcast spotlighting the art of blues piano. WDCB teams with PianoForte Chicago on Thursday, June 7 at noon to present Chicago blues pianist Sumito “Ariyo” Ariyoshi. WDCB music host Leslie Keros will interview Ariyo who also performs, accompanied by guitarist Thaddeus Krolicki. The concert will be broadcast live on WDCB 90.9FM, televised on Chicago cable by CAN TV, and is additionally open to the public to attend for free.