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Chicago Blues Festival with Buddy Guy

If you got the blues or if you ain’t, come to Chi town for the Chicago Blues Festival at Grant Park June 12-14, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The Chicago Blues Festival is one of the great events in the world. It is three days of non-stop music and fun. 500,000 people have rocked to the blues every year since 1984! Need we say more than mention the headliner? The stupendous Buddy Guy!

This year’s event features five stages: the Petrillo Music Shell, Budweiser Crossroads Stage, Jackson Mississippi River Rhythm & Blues Stage, and Pepsi Front Porch Stage! Special guests include: Clarence Carter, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, Eric Noden, Buddy Guy, Billy Branch and Dexter Allen!

Also in the Chicago Blues Festival lineup: Taj Mahal Trio, Jam Session with The House Rockers, Vickie Baker, Cash Box Kings, Mary Lane, Charlie Love, Muddy Waters’ Centennial Tribute, Blues Shaking the Field, and many more!

Grant Park is one of the gems of the Chicago downtown scene. Dip your feet in Lake Michigan, dine at the wonderful restaurants along the park, or chow down on park food from different vendors. The ticket price for all this? Free!

For full schedule information, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Chicago Blues Festival experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area (that’s right, we’ll take you there!) and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.