CHICAGO — The full lineup for this summer's Chicago Blues Festival has been released.
The 31st annual Blues Fest, dubbed "Blues by the Lake," will run from June 13-15 and will feature more than 45 acts.
The festival, in Grant Park, will be one day shorter than last year's fest but will run from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day, and admission is free.
Headliners include Carolina Chocolate Drops, Otis Taylor Band, Bettye LaVette, Theo Hill, Willie Clayton, Nikki Hill, Aaron Neville and Dr. John.
The complete lineup includes:
Friday, June 13:
Carolina Chocolate Drops; Otis Taylor Band; special commemoration of John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson featuring the Siegel-Schwall Blues Band with Sam Lay, Billy Boy Arnold, Marcella Detroit, Billy Branch and Omar Coleman; Ronnie Hicks and Masheen Company Band; Guy King; James Armstrong; Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners; Ben Payton; Mr. Sipp; Vick Allen; Blues in the Schools with Stone Academy, Eric Noden, Katherine Davis; Harmonica Hinds; Cicero Blake; Mark Hummel's Harmonica Blowout with Billy Boy Arnold
Saturday, June 14:
Theo Huff; Willie Clayton; Bettye LaVette; Michael Charles; Vance Kelly and the Backstreet Blues Band; Selwyn Birchwood; Chicago Blues Divas with Peaches Straton, Deitra Farr and Nellie "Tiger" Travis; Chris Gill & The Sole Shakers; Southern Komfort Brass Band; Dexter Allen; Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith; Guy King; Matthew Skoller Band; Big James & the Chicago Playboys; Tribute to Phil Guy featuring Dario Lombardo and Deloris Scott and Friends
Sunday, June 15:
Nikki Hill; Aaron Neville; Dr. John; Homemade Jamz Blues Band; The NuBlu Band; Mike Wheeler Band; Smiley Tillmon Band; Lady L; Pat Brown; Dorothy Moore; Dexter Allen; Diamond Jim Greene; Mike Dangeroux Blues Band; Chicago Delta Blues Band with Bob Stroger, Barrelhouse Chuck, Billy Flynn and Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith; Sugar Blue
More information can be found here.