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Chicago Blues, Chicago, Illinois

Blue Chicago

736 N. Clark Street
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 312 661 0100

Blue Chicago on Clark

536 N. Clark Street
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 312 642 6261

Blue Chicago Store

534 N. Clark Street
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 312 661 1003

Buddy Guy's Legends

754 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 312 427 0333

Kingston Mines

2548 N. Halsted Street
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 773 477 4646

Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 312 744 3370's insider take:

Chicago blues music is justifiably famous; some of the best-known living blues performers—including Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Koko Taylor, and Junior Wells—cut their teeth in the music clubs here in the '50s and '60s. These days, there are still plenty of places where you can catch top-notch blues acts.

Downtown, you can get two clubs for the price of one at Blue Chicago's two locations. The Blue Chicago store holds an all-ages set every Saturday. On the South Side, Buddy Guy's Legends presents live blues acts seven nights a week. In Lincoln Park, bands play on two stages till 5 a.m. Sunday morning at Kingston Mines, one of Chicago's largest clubs, with the tagline "Hear blues, drink booze, eat food".

The annual Chicago Blues Festival, the largest free-admission event of its kind, attracts 750,000 fans to Grant Park each June.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.