The Chicago Blues Festival is an annual June event in downtown Chicago. Convenient to transit, the festival takes place in Millennium Park near several CTA stations and a Metra station.

Things to Know

  • The festival is an easy walk from all CTA rail lines
  • The South Shore and Metra Electric District trains also travel to the event
  • The closest handicap-accessible CTA station is Lake on the red line, otherwise use Clark/Lake for accessibility on other lines.

CTA Directions

Take a red-line train to the Lake CTA Station and walk away from the elevated “L” station toward Old Navy. Turn left on Randolph Street and walk about a block.

If you are traveling on the brown, orange, green, pink or purple lines, exit at Randolph/Wabash if you are able to walk up and down stairs. The station is just a block away from Millennium Park. Walk in the opposite direction of the one-way traffic on Randolph Street to reach the festival.

From the blue line, Washington is the closest CTA station, but it is not handicap-accessible. Walk in the direction of the one-way traffic on Washington Avenue to reach the park. If you need an accessible blue-line station, use Clark/Lake (view walking map).

Metra Directions

Take a South Shore or Metra Electric District train to the Millennium Station, which is next to the festival.

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