Blues & Jazz in Chicago
Chicago’s rich musical landscape includes incredible blues and jazz.
In the Blues Capital of the World, you can get the blues every night of the week in renowned clubs like Buddy Guy’s Legends. Repeatedly voted “Best Blues Club” by Living Blues Magazine and others, this Mecca hosts the world’s most influential blues musicians, including Buddy Guy himself. Add to your experience by enjoying Cajun soul food and the club’s major archive of blues memorabilia.
At Kingston Mines—Chicago’s oldest, largest blues club and named “best blues club” eight times by Chicago Music Awards—traditional blues musicians along with today’s brightest young blues talent appear on two stages. Check out the menu of southern specialties.
Find live music in many different flavors plus southern-inspired cuisine in an environment celebrating the African American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art at House of Blues. Be sure to check out the award-winning Gospel Brunch—a one-of-a-kind live music show and all-you-can-eat southern style buffet.
At Blue Chicago, the city’s best blues musicians and vocalists perform nightly in the warm, friendly atmosphere of a 1940s-style bar.
Is jazz your genre? At elegant Pops for Champagne, you’ll find the world’s most acclaimed champagne bar and live jazz entertainment. The Back Room, known primarily for great Chicago jazz, also includes blues, R&B, and Motown in its lineup. And Green Dolphin Street is a great place for outstanding music and food and for private events.