Chicago Blues Festival

Thursday-Sunday, June 8-11, 2023

Thursday: 5:30-9pm, Friday-Sunday: 12-9pm

Millennium Park • FREE Admission

The largest, free Blues festival in the world returns to Chicago with four days of top tier talent performing in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Three stages set up across Millennium Park will welcome 45 performances and more than 250 artists celebrating the city’s renowned Blues legacy. Experience Chicago's rich blues music legacy at the Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park, and groove to the tunes at Rosa's Lounge Blues Stage (North Promenade).

Rosa’s Lounge Blues Stage (North Promenade)

Emcee: Tony Mangiullo
Daily showcase of Chicago Blues legends and emerging artists that have called Rosa's Lounge home over the last 39 years.

Friday June 9 at 12-7:30pm

  • 12:30-1:20pm - Stephen Hull Experience
  • 1:35-2:25pm - Big Mike and the R&B Kings feat. Sierra Green
  • 2:40-3:30pm - Melody Angel
  • 3:45-4:45pm - Eddie Taylor - 100th Birthday with the Taylor Family: Feat. Larry, Brenda, Edna, Demetria and Tim"
  • 5-6pm - Rico McFarland
  • 6:15-7:30pm - Last Call with WDCB Radio and The Smiley Tillmon Band featuring Kate Moss

Saturday June 10 at 12-7:45pm

  • 12:30-1:20pm - Dave Herrero and Friends
  • 1:35-2:25pm - Matthew Skoller and Chicago Wind featuring: Precious Taylor
  • 2:40-3:30pm - Milwaukee Slim with the Billy Flynn Band
  • 3:45-4:45pm - Lynne Jordan and the Shivers
  • 5-6:15pm - Rosa's Lounge Jam Session with Mary Lane, Lil Ed, Willie Buck, and Billy Branch
  • 6:30-7:45pm - Last Call with WDCB Radio and Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames

Sunday June 11 at 12-7:30pm

  • 12:30-1:20pm - Wendy and DB with Blues Friends
  • 1:35-2:25pm - Ivy Ford Band
  • 2:40-3:30pm - Bear Williams Band
  • 3:45-4:45pm - Gerald McClendon Soul Keeper
  • 5-6pm - Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band
  • 6:15-7:30pm - Last Call with WDCB Radio and Morry Sochat & The Special 20s