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Celebrate the musical legacy of the Windy City on this 90 minute Chicago blues tour by coach bus. During your trip you’ll stop by the filming locations of the iconic ‘Blues Brothers’ movie, and hear how this quirky film became a cultural sensation. You’ll also explore city’s blues music hotspots of the past and present, learning about the critical role Chicago and its musicians played in the rise of this important genre. Your excursion also includes a local guide to help add context to your visit.

Highlights

  • Chicago blues music and Blues Brothers city tour
  • See the sites made famous by the Chicago blues music scene
  • Learn about the history of the Chicago blues from your expert guide
  • Watch scenes from The Blues Brothers aboard the coach and see the real locations where the movie was filmed
  • See various Chicago neighborhoods including the Loop, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Bronzeville and River North
  • Visit Maxwell Street, Chess Records, the House of Blues and Daley Plaza with the Picasso sculpture

What You Can Expect

Chicago Blues City Tour

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Take trip through the musical history of Chicago as you explore the city’s influence on the development of blues music. It’s a unique chance to visit the key Chicago sites, both past and present, that help grow the popularity of this musical genre, and an opportunity to learn how the famous Blues Brothers film, shot in the Windy City, helped kick the blues into overdrive.

Start your trip in the afternoon, leaving from Clark Street between Ohio and Ontario. Climb aboard your bus and meet your guide for the trip. As you head into the city, you’ll be able to watch clips from the famous Blues Brothers film as you journey to locations where the same scenes were filmed. You’ll also see a selection of moments from Saturday Night Live, where the duo first made its debut.

Continue you trip into blues musical history as you explore neighborhoods that played a key role in its development, including the Loop, Bridgeport, Pilsen, River North and Bronzeville. Each area offers insight into a different piece of the blues music story, covering such iconic spots as the headquarters of Chess Records, the House of Blues, Maxwell Street and the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza. 

Finish your trip back at your original departure point, leaving with a newfound appreciation for Chicago and this influential American music style.

Customer Reviews

Brian O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was highly entertaining and informative. A must for any fan of the film.

Dave h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

WE totally enjoyed the Blues Brother Tour. The host was entertaining and full of knowledge not only on the movie trivia but also on the history of the City of Chicago. The driver did a great job in navigating the narrow streets of the South Side. I thought that this tour was fantastic.

Will H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour! Lots of fun. Highly recommend!

Rachel K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Absolutely loved the tour. Thought the host was excellent as he knew so much and was very entertaining. Would definitely recommend this to any other Aussie friends who visit Chicago - it was one if the highlights of our stay!

Rosemary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Loved it, well worth going along if you're a blues brothers fan.

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

30 + year old movie still has plenty of interest. If you are a minor blues fan or a big fan this is a must for you to see. Thx I had a great experience. Mikie of Thunder Bay

Raymond W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

This was the best experience I had in Chicago, Throughly enjoyed it, would highly recommend it to other visitors.

Harry T

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

The driver was very good for all that city maneuvering. The guide was interesting. I would like to have seen more places/scenes. There were a lot of "But that is not here anymore" quotes and the end of the tour was a lot of Chicago history which I don't need. I also didn't understand why we stopped by a garbage mound that was a park. I think the tour is a great idea. Maybe outline the movie and explain where scenes were; like Lake Wasapatamie, the lakefront, where the brothers visited that house, where Elwood was pulled over, Wrigley field, The Nazi bridge, Bob's Country Bunker and explain that is too far to drive north, or west, or something like that.

Encarnacion G

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

This tour was a lot of fun. I've been a Blues Brothers fan for 30+ years so this was first on my list of things to do when I found out I was traveling to chicago for work. I would give it 5 stars but our bus actually broke down about 2/3 of the way through the tour so we missed the last few sites. The owner of the company quickly had a new shuttle sent to get us all back to our cars and offered to refund 100% of the cost. What we say was easily worth what we had paid so we didn't bother with trying to get a refund. Definitely recommend this tour!!!

Agostino C

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2014

We were not able to get off the bus once to properly see the locations the tour pointed out to us. Would have been great to have been able to take decent photos

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