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Blues Family Jam

Saturday, March 30

Explore Chicago’s musical legacy with a morning of creative activities and experiences designed for families. Inspired by our exhibition Amplified: Chicago Blues, this program features make-and-take crafts, live music, blues bingo, and a photo booth. All ages welcome. Designed for families with children ages 12 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult and vice versa.

$10, $5 members, Free for kids 12 and under. Ticket price includes general admission to exhibitions, as well as hot cocoa for kids and coffee for their grown-ups.


9:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Kids’ Crafts
Join us for make-and-take crafts and art activities with local artist Betty Heredia.

9:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Blues Photo Booth
Give us your best angles in our free photo booth. Blues photo props included!

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Blues Bingo
Make your own Chicago blues bingo card and play for a chance to win blues-themed prizes.

11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
Live Blues Music
Two forty-minute interactive blues performances featuring R&L Rhythm Revue (Ritchie Brandt, Lenny Marsh, and Paul Kay).
Bring your shaker from the craft area!


Be sure to visit Amplified: Chicago Blues in the Skyline Gallery!

The Details



30 th

9:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.



$ 10

$5 Members

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

2nd floor, Morse Genius Chicago Rooms

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