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C H I C AG O B L U E S F E S T I VA L

2016
June
10 - 12
Grant Park

OVERVIEW
As the “Blues Capital of the World,” Chicago produces the largest, free outdoor blues
music festival in the world featuring a month of programming throughout the city. The
event draws an international audience and continues to be a hometown favorite.
Title Sponsorship opportunities of side stages are available. These high traffic areas
feature daytime entertainment and offer a great opportunity to maximize on-site brand
visibility.
Several preview events at various locations offer sponsors additional exposure.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

The 2016 lineup features a who’s who of

headliners including Shemekia Copeland, Lil’
Ed and the Blues Imperials, Corky Siegel,
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Fred Wesley
& the New J.B.s, Irma Thomas, Eddy “The
Chief” Clearwater and Ronnie Earl & the
Broadcasters.

Closing night will feature a tribute to legendary
blues guitarist Otis Rush

May is Blues month and features community-

based programming in venues throughout
Chicago neighborhoods including: Maxwell Street
Market, Chicago Cultural Center, Daley Plaza and
several Blues Clubs.

The event is held in Grant Park and features a
main stage and 5 side stages.

The Chicago Blues
Festival has hosted Blues
musical legends
including:
Ray Charles
Buddy Guy
Chuck Berry
B.B. King
Koko Taylor
Etta James
Mavis Staples
Dr. John
Bettye LaVette
Keith Richards
Stevie Ray Vaughan
John Lee Hooker
Keith Richards
Lonnie Brooks

Corporate Partnerships
312-744-9217
chicagopartnerships@
cityofchicago.org
chicagopartnerships.com

chicagobluesfestival.us

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