Blues Festival Chicago 2022: 4-day event returns to Millennium Park with concerts throughout city

Blues Festival Chicago 2022: 4-day event returns to Millennium Park with concerts throughout city

CHICAGO (TOC) — The Chicago Blues Competition is again beginning Thursday.

Final 12 months it was only one night time due to the pandemic, however this 12 months it is 4 full days.

Live shows in Millennium Park begin at 2:40 p.m. Thursday by Sunday and embrace Shemekia Copeland and Ronnie Baker Brooks.

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The Keesha Pratt Band channeled Koko Taylor, the queen of Chicago blues, for his or her present underneath the tent. It could be Thursday afternoon, however they performed prefer it was Saturday night time, and followers beloved it.

“I Iike to see all these folks come collectively. Good music, good environment. That is why I come to Millennium Park,” stated James Wallace, attendee.

This 12 months’s pageant additionally expands out of Millennium Park with concert events Thursday and Friday alongside the Chicago Riverwalk, Saturday within the Austin neighborhood and Sunday in Bronzeville.

“We’re recognized for having a definite west facet blues sound coupled with a really distinct south facet blues sound. We wished to honor that legacy,” stated Carlos Tortolero with Chicago Cultural Affairs and Particular Occasions.

All of it’s free!

The occasion shares the nice Chicago-born music custom whereas shining a highlight on the style’s contributions to soul, R&B, gospel, rock, hip hop and extra, in response to its web site.

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