Back to the blues roots ... Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Skip James, Bukka White, Lead Belly, Ma Rainey, Arthur '"Big Boy" Crudup, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Bo Carter, Sleepy John Estes, Memphis Minnie, Willie Brown, Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Joe Williams, Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Nighthawk, Kokomo Arnold, Peg Leg Howell, Tommy McClennan ... and many more.

Chicago Blues Fest salutes Otis Rush, Alligator Records

fox32chicago.com -  The Chicago Blues Festival will include a celebration of the city's independent blues record label, Alligator Records, and a tribute to guitarist Otis Rush.

The city announced the lineup Tuesday. The free festival runs June 10 through 12 in Grant Park.

The festival includes daytime stages hosting local and national musicians. In May and June there will be preview performances and film screenings at the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and parks and libraries throughout the city.