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Chicago Blues Festival

By Margaret Lyons in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 10, 2004 5:30PM

04blueslogo_6.gifThe Chicago Blues Festival kicks off its 21st year today. The largest free-admission blues festival in the world is in Grant Park today through Sunday; doors open at 11 a.m., music starts at noon plays until 9:30. This year’s theme is “It’s About Time” and as usual the festival will honor a few blues greats. This year’s honorees are Robert Jr. Lockwood, David Honey Boy Edwards, and Homesick James, three of the greatest living blues guitarists. Otis Clay, Nora Jean Bruso, C.J. Chenier, and the Fat Possum Caravan will all be returning to the CBF stage, along with over 70 other performers. You can find the full performance schedule and learn more about the blues here.