The Chicago Blues Festival
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  • Chicago does not have the best crowd control either, and the park is not necessarily set up to deal with huge crowds like this, but it is the one place in Chicago that can hold huge crowds so the city uses it anyway

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      The Chicago Blues Festival is one of the biggest Blues events in the world and so many people travel to Chicago just to see it. Luckily, I live right in the city of Chicago so I do not have to do much traveling to enjoy one of the cities best musical and cultural events of the year. Generally the Blues Festival is the first or second weekend of June, so this year it was held from the 12-14 of June. Every time I attend I have so much fun and get to see more acts than I would be able to afford to see the whole year long.

      If you are traveling to Chicago and are looking to attend the Blues Festival there is so much to look forward to. There is also a lot that you need to be prepared for because trips to


      Festivals in Chicago are never an uncomplicated thing, but require lots of planning and logistics. With all the different festivals that I have been to, including the Chicago Blues Festival there are plenty of things I have learned and tell all my friends so that they can enjoy the day and trip as much as possible without having to worry about all the things that could possible come up.

      One of the biggest things that first time Chicago festival goers have a hard time dealing with are the crowds, I don’t care what events you have been to in your life time, there is nothing like going to a festival in Chicago because there are people everywhere and they do not move together. Chicago does not have the best crowd control either, and the park is not necessarily set up to deal with huge crowds like ...


      • this, but it is the one place in Chicago that can hold huge crowds so the city uses it anyway. So, there is nothing like going early and knowing exactly where you need to be when you go to the festival.

        Parking and traffic are the next big thing and the summer in the city is the worst time to be stuck in a car because there is always something going on which means roads are going to be blocked off, there are going to be huge crowds and traffic is going to be a mess as everyone is trying to find a way around. Do yourself a favor and take public transportation to the Chicago Blues Festival. The CTA gets you close enough to the park so that you only have to walk about two blocks once you are in the loop. There are also tons

        of bus lines that drive right past there. If you are coming in from the suburbs, it is best to take the Metra train downtown and then either walk the ten or so city blocks to the park or hop on a bus.

        The festival itself is free, but it takes a little planning and strategy to stake out a spot and keep it. I always bring my own chairs and a blanket to lay out so that my space is clearly marked out and I don’t have to worry about strangers sitting on top of me- which will happen otherwise. It is important to be considerate of those around you and be polite at all times.

        All that is left to do is enjoy the festival. The acts are some of the best in the business so this is a real treat for those that can make it out.




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