Chicago Blues Festival – Featuring Buddy Guy

June 12, 2015 11:00 amtoJune 14, 2015 9:30 pm

Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced headliners for the 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago’s preeminent blues music event in Grant Park.

Chicago soul man Syl Johnson will headline the Petrillo stage on Friday, June 12th at 8:25 pm.  He has forged a career in both blues and soul producing hits like “Different Strokes,” “Is it Because I’m Black” and “Take me to the River.”

Then Chicago’s own Buddy Guy will bring his rhythm and blues to the Petrillo stage on Saturday, June 13th at 8:05 pm.  Recently honored with a Grammy®  Lifetime Achievement Award , Buddy Guy is one of the most talented blues guitarists of his generation.

The historic festival finale at the Petrillo Music Shell on Sunday, June 14th at 5:00 pm is a talent packed lineup of artists honoring Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.  Performers include family members Big Bill Morganfield and Mud Morganfield (sons of Muddy Waters) as well as Bobby Dixon and Alex Dixon (son and grandson of Willie Dixon).

The Chicago Blues Festival is FREE admission and open from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm daily.  For a complete schedule and festival details, please visit