Chicago Blues Festival moves to Millennium Park

February 19, 2013|By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy | RedEye

The Chicago Blues Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer and will also move to Millennium Park for the first time.

This year's festival, called "Rollin' Up the River" in remembrance of the blues' Mississippi Migration, will occur June 6-9, expanding to four days to include an opening-night performance from Shemekia Copeland at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. After that, the festival "moves" to Grant Park, where five stages will be broadcasting the blues for the remainder of the weekend.

Other highlight performers include longtime Chicago bluesman Bobby Rush and recent Buddy Guy collaborator Quinn Sullivan. The rest of the lineup will be announced later this spring. For more information about the event, visit chicagobluesfestival.us.

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