Events & Shows

Post thumbnail

Leading up to the Chicago Blues Festival, during May and June there will be several preview performances and film screenings held at the Chicago Cultural Center. The “official” Chicago Blues Festival preview on Daley Plaza will take place Monday, June 5, at noon. On opening night in Millennium Park on Friday, June 9, the festival…

Read More Chicago Blues Festival | Choose Chicago

Post thumbnail

Opening night, August 31, will feature the music of Dizzy Gillespie, who appeared at the festival in 1980, 1984 and 1989. Gillespie’s tribute will feature his protégé Jon Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Festival Big Band featuring Chicago musicians and special guest artists Jimmy Heath, Ignacio Berrora, Antonio Hart and Todd Coolman. Thursday will also…

Read More Chicago Jazz Festival | Choose Chicago