Chicago Blues Festival 2023

June 8-11, 2023

Chicago, IL

Photo Credit: Patrick L. Pyszka
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The Scene

The largest free blues festival in the world, the Chicago Blues Festival treats fans to four 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.

2023 Artist Lineup
  • Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra featuring Terrie Odabi
  • Big Mike and the R&B Kings featuring Sierra Green
  • Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Carl Weathersby
  • Demetria Taylor with The Mike Wheeler Band
  • Donald Kinsey
  • Duwayne Burnside
  • Eddie Cotton
  • Jimmy Burns Band
  • Joe Pratt & The Source One Band
  • John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band
  • Jontavious Willis
  • Larry McCray
  • Lightnin’ Malcolm
  • Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
  • Melody Angel
  • Mud Morganfield
  • Mzz Reese
  • Nora Jean Wallace
  • O.B. Buchana
  • Rico McFarland
  • Sheryl Youngblood
  • Stephen Hull
  • Sugaray Rayford
  • Terry “Harmonica” Bean
  • Vasti Jackson
  • Zac Harmon