Neighborhood Spotlight: The Two Music Festivals in Chicago You Can’t Miss This June

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If you love music and live in Chicago, June is the month for you.

From the smooth rhythms and chords at the 35th annual Chicago Blues Festival, to the fabulous combination of music and food, there’s something for every kind of music lover to enjoy this month in Chicago.

Chicago Blues Festival

It’s respected as the largest free blues festival in the world, and it calls Chicago its home. The Chicago Blues Festival, which is also the largest music festival in Chicago, brings together musicians and fans alike on four stages for three days. 

New to the event in 2018 is the Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace, 205 E. Randolph Street, which will include live music and special cocktails and food items.

This year’s festival celebrates Chicago’s music legacy with Mavis Staples included as a headline performer. She and others will be performing at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park throughout the weekend.

WHAT: Chicago Blues Festival

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday June 8 to Sunday, June 10

WHERE: Millenium Park, Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.

Taste of Randolph Street

Local chefs from more than 16 restaurants will participate in the 22nd annual Taste of Randoph Street, a weekend-long affair that offers the best of Chicago food alongside musicians local to Chicago. Silver Wrapper has also coordinated a list of the nation’s hottest up and coming bands and musicians to perform on a second stage, and a third will include a DJ.

A $10 donation is requested to enter the event, which benefits the West Loop Community Organization.

WHAT: Taste of Randolph Street

WHEN: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 15, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17

WHERE: 900 W. Randolph Street


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