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Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Blues Festival



Where You Meet The Blues

Maxwell Street is considered to be the birthplace of Chicago Blues.  This new style of music migrated to Europe and the United Kingdom, and in the 1960s several younger British musicians were significantly influenced by the Chicago Blues, which resulted in the British blues movement.

Fast forward to today, University Village Maxwell Street (a retail area managed by the University of Illinois at Chicago) is proud to launch its inaugural FREE Maxwell Street Blues Fest to pay homage to the legendary Chicago Blues sound and its artists.

Join us on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 12-9 PM for a day of Blues, food, drinks, and more on Maxwell Street, between Halsted and Union. Enjoy Blues all day with an exciting line up of talented blues artists, hosted by WDCB 90.9FM DJ Tom Marker 

Festival seating will be available. No outside alcohol, chairs or coolers will be permitted. The Maxwell Street Blues Fest will go on, rain or shine.  The Maxwell Street Foundation will display in front of 723 W. Maxwell Street, sharing a table with Connecting4Communities’ Mural on Morgan project.

For a schedule of performers and fest activities, please visit www.maxwellstreetbluesfest.com.