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2011 Chicago Blues Festival Guide

June 8, 2011 3:00 PM

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Basic Information:

Where:
Grant Park
Jackson Blvd. & Columbus Dr.
Chicago IL 60604
www.explorechicago.org
More Info: CBS Local Events

When: June 10-12, 2011

Price: FREE

The Chicago Blues Festival will take place June 10-12, in Grant Park. The Festival is scheduled and presented by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. Take advantage of one of the best free music weekends in Chicago!

Transportation, Food & Tips

Public Transportation: Using the CTA or Metra is highly recommended when traveling to Grant Park.

El: Red to Roosevelt/State; Orange, Green to Roosevelt/Wabash. Bus: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 26, 28, 127, 146. For more travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com.

Map: View/print the Chicago Blues Festival Map

Food provided by:

  • Reggio’s Pizza
  • Billy Goat Tavern
  • Star of Slam
  • BJ’s Market & Bakery
  • Gold Coast Dogs
  • Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs

Chicago Blues Festival Schedule

Friday, June 10, 2011

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Petrillo Music Shell

Saturday, June 11th:

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

  • 5:30 pm – Mississippi Jam Session featuring Dexter Allen

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Petrillo Music Shell

Sunday, June 12th:

Bud Light Crossroads Stage

Mississippi Juke Joint Stage

  • 11:30 am – Q & A Panel with Bruce Iglauer and Richard Shurman celebrating 40th Anniversary of Alligator Records

Pepsi Front Porch Stage

Petrillo Music Shell

WCBS Street Stage Schedule

Friday June 10
11:00 to 12:00 Steepwater Band
12:20 to 1:20 Will Jacobs & Dirty Deal
1:40 to 2:40 Joe Moss Band
3:00 to 4:00 JB Ritchie
4:20 to 5:20 Bob Riedy, Bob Corritore and Sam Lay
5:40 to 6:40 Kilborn Alley Blues Band

Saturday June 11
11:00 to 12:00 Jamiah “On Fire” & the Red Machine
12:20 to 1:20 Christopher Walz
1:40 to 2:40 Charles “Delta Blues Hog” Hayes
3:00 to 4:00 Lurrie Bell (acoustic) with Kenny Smith
4:20 to 5:20 Nick Moss and the Flip Tops with Curtis Salgado
5:40 to 6:40 Rob Blaine’s Big Otis Blues with Peaches Staten

Sunday June 12th
11:00 to 12:00 Fernando Jones and Friends
12:20 to 1:20 Eric “Guitar” Davis
1:40 to 2:40 Cashbox Kings
3:00 to 4:00 Willie “Big Eyes” Smith
4:20 to 5:20 Tom Holland and the Shuffle Kings
5:40 to 6:40 Toronzo Cannon and the Cannonball Express

There’s An App For That!

Yes, there’s an App for the Chicago Blues Festival. Go to the App Store, search for Chicago Blues Festival and install it for free. You’ll get all the line-ups, a map with all the stages, links to artist info and more.

If you don’t have a device for Apps, you can get line-up and artist information by following this link.

Information courtesy of City Of Chicago, WXRT, chicagofestivals.net
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