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Local Host Committee Event: Chicago Blues Party
Activity Code: P103
Date: Tuesday, April 16
While the roots of the blues are traced back to the North Mississippi River Delta region of the south, the history of Blues music runs deep in Chicago. In the mid-20th Century, blues musicians came to Chicago with electric guitars to replace the acoustic guitar sounds of the Delta Blues and an amplified, more dynamic style was born. This is the sound helped bring Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy to national and international stardom. This is the sound of the Chicago Blues, and Chicago is the World Capital of the Blues.
Chicago celebrates this distinction each and every night of the week with some of the best blues acts in the world playing across the city in some of the greatest blues clubs in the world. Whether you are a lifelong blues fan or just curious, you will enjoy the Chicago Blues Party while in Chicago for the APA National Conference. Nestled along the Halsted Corridor in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago are two of the most award-winning, world-renowned blues clubs in the City: B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted and Kingston Mines. B.L.U.E.S. features primarily local artists on their intimate stage, while Kingston Mines hosts local, national and international artists on TWO stages. Both clubs are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year with live music. Kingston Mines also boasts some of the best BBQ the City has to offer.
One admission fee will allow you access to BOTH clubs all night long. This gives you the opportunity to catch 3-4 acts in one evening! Space is limited, register early to secure your spot. Meet for dinner with friends along Halsted Street beforehand, then enjoy the world-renowned sounds of Chicago Blues.