"Tour Chicago Jazz and Blues History in June with Chicago Detours" Once a year experience explores stories and places locals don’t know Chicago Detours announces a special one-off bus tour for locals who love to explore Chicago neighborhoods. The annual “Chicago Jazz, Blues, and Beyond Bus Tour” on Sat., June 9 during Blues Fest digs into the cultural history of music at landmarks in neighborhoods including Uptown, Bronzeville, and in between. While this tour is normally available only for private groups, this is a rare opportunity for the public to sign up.
“Chicago Jazz, Blues, and Beyond Bus Tour” Chicago Detours will offer this annual bus tour during the Chicago Blues Festival. This memorable two-and-a-half-hour experience ventures to Chicago neighborhoods north and south to delve into the people, politics and culture that made Chicago a hotbed for musical innovation. Video clips of musical performances and historic photos of recording studios, clubs and theaters illuminate the history of Chicago's music scene. A Chicago blues musician even hops on board to provide a blues harmonica lesson while the bus rolls through downtown Chicago! This event has sold out every year since 2011.
When: Sat., June 9, 10:30am-1:00pm Tour start/end location: Tour starts inside Afterwords Books, 23 E. Illinois Street. Ends at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Ticket Price: $65/person Includes: Engaging tour guide commentary, luxury coach transport, video presentation via screens on bus, blues musician performance, harmonica gifts. More info and tickets here
Advance reservations are required and can be made on Chicago Detours' website. Tours have limited availability and often sell out.
ABOUT CHICAGO DETOURS Chicago Detours offers guided tours of architecture, history and culture that bring people to explore stories and places locals don't even know. The tour company is a passionate team of educators, historians, artists and storytellers, and is proud to be one of very few tour companies in Chicago that is rated five stars on both Yelp and TripAdvisor.