The 34th annual Chicago Blues Festival will feature an exciting and eclectic lineup of headliners. And it also moves to a new location.
Slated for June 9-11 at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph), this year’s festival is celebrating the influence of urban blues on rock, R&B, hip-hop and rap.
“We are excited to move the Chicago Blues Festival to Millennium Park where fans will be able to enjoy the finest blues performances in a setting that will only heighten the event’s reputation as the world’s preeminent free blues festival,” said Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, in today’s announcement.
The Pritzker Pavilion headliners include:
Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues
Che “Rhymefest” Smith
Gary Clark Jr.
Ronnie Baker Brooks
More headliners, opening acts and the full lineup of artists will be announced at a later date.
An official preview of the fest will take place at noon June 5 at Daley Plaza.
More information is available at chicagobluesfestival.us.