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Chicago Blues Festival Will Feature Aaron Neville, Otis Taylor Band, Billy Boy Arnold, Bettye LaVette and Many Others



Chicago will once again become the blues capital of the world during the Chicago Blues Festival, held this year on June 13-15 in Grant Park. The 31st Annual Festival, which presents three days of top blues musicians on five stages, is the largest free blues festival in the world.

Headliners include Aaron Neville, Dr. John, the Otis Taylor Band and a special celebration commemorating the centennial of harmonica legend John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, featuring Billy Boy Arnold and the Siegel-Schwall Blues Band.

Also headlining are Bettye LaVette, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Willie Clayton, Nikki Hill and Theo Huff.

Here's a video that will give you a feel for what it's like to attend the Chicago Blues Festival, shot during a performance by Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames at last year's festival:


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