Chicago Blues Festival 2020


Chicago, IL

Photo Credit: Patrick L. Pyszka
The Scene
The largest free blues festival in the world, the Chicago Blues Festival treats fans to three days of live music across four stages. The Blues Capital of the World includes alumni like Ray Charles, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, and Gary Clark Jr.
2020 Lineup
  • Marquise Knox
  • Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling
  • Jimmy Johnson and Billy Branch
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Nora Jean Wallace
  • Big James & the Chicago Playboys
    Annika Chambers
  • Mr. Sipp
  • John Primer and The Real Deal Blues Band
  • Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra featuring Sugaray Rayford and Terrie Odabi
  • Kingfish
  • Steve Bell and John Primer
  • Candi Staton
  • Joe Pratt & Source One Band
  • Bernard Allison
  • Dawn Tyler Watson
  • The Kinsey Report
  • Tab Benoit
  • Catherine Russell
  • Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials
  • Erwin Helfer And Katherine Davis
  • Eric Gales
  • Mike Wheeler Band featuring Demetria Taylor
  • Tinsley Ellis
  • Sugaray Rayford
  • Billy Branch and The Sons of Bluesa
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does this lineup come out? 
The fully lineup is typically announced around the first of April.