Trade Those Dusty Guitars for Blues and Jazz Stars

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	Blue Note Jazz Festival

Blue Note Jazz Festival

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Jun 19, 2013 —  That guitar has been gathering dust in the back of your closet for a while. It was an excellent idea when you bought it, and for two weeks you even took lessons. But real life got in the way of musical fantasy and now you’re stuck listening to John Mayer songs thinking, “That guy’s personal life is questionable, but man, he’s a damn good guitarist.”

Don’t wallow in your failed music career. Instead, join your fellow dusty guitar owners at one of the many excellent American blues and jazz jubilees, like the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival in Boston. Taking place in September, this musical celebration draws more than 80,000 people annually to a six-block, groove-filled stretch in the South End.

Meanwhile, Windy City denizens flock to the free Chicago Blues Festival every June at the scenic Grant and Millennium parks. Past performers at this beloved bash include legends like B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, and Chuck Berry. In New York City, people head to the eclectic Blue Note Jazz Festival during the same month to enjoy the rapid growth of an event that started as a club-centered soiree.

You can always pick up that forgotten instrument again one day. Until then, there’s nothing wrong with living vicariously through talented blues and jazz musicians at one of these awesome festivals.

  • Blue Note Jazz Festival

    Music Festival Every year in June

    Blue Note Jazz Festival - Music Festival in New York.
    New York Throughout the city
  • International Wine & Jazz Festival

    Festival / Music Festival / Wine Festival Every year in October

    International Wine & Jazz Festival - Festival | Music Festival | Wine Festival in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles Annenberg Community Beach House

    415 Pacific Coast Hwy.
    Santa Monica, CA, 90402

  • DC Jazz Festival

    Music Festival Every year in June

    DC Jazz Festival - Music Festival in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC Throughout the city
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  • Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

    Music Festival Every year in September

    Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival - Music Festival in Boston.
    Boston Berklee Performance Center

    136 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    617‑266‑7455

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  • Chicago Blues Festival

    Music Festival Every year in June

    Chicago Blues Festival - Music Festival in Chicago.
    Chicago Grant Park / Millennium Park

    Between South Michigan Avenue to Lake Michigan and East Roosevelt Road to East Randolph Street.

    312‑742‑7648

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