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Top 10 Chicago by Elaine Glusac, Elisa Kronish

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Festivals & Events

1. Chicago Blues Festival

The raucous weekend-long Blues Festival kicks off summer in Chicago. An estimated 750,000 listeners converge on Grant Park for the world’s largest free blues event. The main stage hosts traditional bluesmen like Honeyboy Edwards, jazz interpreters such as Mose Allison, and blues-inflected popsters like Bonnie Raitt. Smaller side stages offer a more intimate experience.prac_infoLate May–early Jun

2. Chicago Summer Neighborhood Festivals

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods with upwards of 100 neighborhood ...

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