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Tour the Old Maxwell Street Market area during Chicago Blues Fest


Saturday, June 10, 2017, time TBD. Meet at the corner of Maxwell & Halsted Streets in Chicago to see the neighborhood where electrified Blues was born! Chicago’s Blues Fest runs June 9-11, 2017, so take a little detour to walk the area where blues musicians plugged into outlets in storefronts to play to the crowds for tips at the Maxwell Street Market. Urban renewal projects moved the market from its historic location and changed the streetscape, but beautiful restored historic buildings and facades remain. We’ll end the tour with a stop for lunch on your own at the famous Maxwell Street Polish sausage stands on Union Street. To register, email gro.t1490235074eerts1490235074llewx1490235074am@of1490235074ni1490235074