Looking for something to do next weekend? Come out and see legends and locals alike at the 26th annual Chicago Blues Festival.The worlds largest free Blues festival is being held in Grant Park on June 12 – 14. Performances run all day and until 9:30p.m. Slated to perform on Friday afternoon is Pinetop Perkins. Born Will Perkins, this 96 years old master pianist and Mississippi native has been playing the Blues since his teen years. Headlining the Saturday evening show is Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials. Lil’ Ed & the Blue Imperials hail from Chicago’s Westside and won Band of the Year at this 2009 Blues Foundation’s Blues Award.
Food & drinks will be available for purchase on site, but admission is free!For a full performance list & more information, visit Explore Chicago.
Photos provided by the Chicago Office of Tourism. _____________________________
Shanna Quinn is a Galavanting contributing editor and based in Chicago, IL. She likes lattes, going barefoot, when public transit is on time (not that it happens...ever) and of course traveling!