Chicago Jazz, Blues and Beyond Bus Tour

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Chicago Detours' "Jazz, Blues, and Beyond Bus Tour" explores the secret history and culture of Chicago’s legendary music scene.

On this 2.5-hour tour by bus, which coincides with the 2019 Chicago Blues Festival, you will see architectural landmarks of Chicago blues and jazz history in neighborhoods north to south. A highly trained, passionate tour guide shares forgotten stories of Chicago blues and jazz history. The luxury coach you’ll ride in has video screens with historic photos and film clips of interviews, songs, and performances to augment the storytelling experience. You’ll even get a blues harmonica lesson while on a bus rolling through downtown Chicago!

This memorable experience is normally available only for private groups. This will be the only opportunity for the public to experience this tour in 2019.

Date and Time: Sat., June 8, 10:30am

Meeting point: Tour starts inside Afterwords Books, 23 E. Illinois Street. For easy access to Blues Fest, we end at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

Cancellation Policy

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Our Philosophy
We believe that the primary role of a tour guide is to educate, so we create an interactive group dynamic and share educational tools and new perspectives for you to connect with the architecture of Chicago.

We are committed to responsible travel, so our tour company uses green practices and immerse you in a truly local experience.

We know that history is best told with a creative approach, so we use different media, like historic quotes, old photographs, and documentary film clips, to stimulate your imagination and present various perspectives.

We believe that a city like Chicago is more than “highlights,” so we share forgotten stories about both famous city landmarks and lesser-known attractions.

We understand that business is about building community, so our tour company likes to connect with tour operators, conventions, destination management companies, non-profits, community groups, senior groups, universities, cultural organizations, and Chicago businesses.

We treat all our tour guests like a new friend, because we believe in the importance of hospitality, and we love when tour guests have chosen to tour Chicago with a small business.

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