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Chicago Blues Fest 2014

Chicago Blues Fest 2014 Chicago Button Museum
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Blue illustration of Chicago skyline made with musical instruments on a dark blue background with blue text

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The Chicago Blues Festival is a free event held every June showcasing the top blues musicians in the industry. The festival started in 1984 to honor renowned blues musician Mckinley Morganfield who passed the year before. He was considered the “father of Chicago blues". WXRT radio station is one of the sponsors for the event and each year they design their own merchandise for the festival.  For the 2014 festival, they created the image on this button. It highlights a few of the important buildings in Chicago’s skyline with a musical twist. For example, the iconic Sears Tower in the middle of the button is made up of piano keys.


Whiteis, D., Dahl, B., Margasak, P., & Galil, L. (2014). The Reader's guide to the 31st annual Chicago Blues Festival. Retrieved from

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