Chicago Blues Fest 2013

June 6-9, 2013

In 2013, from June 6 through June 9, an experiment was tried where the Pritzker Pavillion was booked for a Thursday night concert to kick off the festival, which then returned to the Petrillo Bandshell for the weekend. The Pritzker concert was billed as a “Young Guns” concert, and featured Shemikia Copeland as a headliner for the first time in her career. Also on the bill were Quinn Sullivan and Jamiah on Fire. Petrillo artists included Toronzo Cannon, John Primer, Cicero Blake, Irma Thomas, Bobby Rush, Eddie Shaw, Larry McCray, Otis Clay, Eddie Floyd, Sir Mack Rice, Jimmie Johnson, James Cotton and Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater