People will be able to explore how blues music was electrified and amplified in Chicago in the immersive and interactive exhibition, "Amplified: Chicago Blues," that opens Saturday, April 7, at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. It will run through Friday, Aug. 10.
The photography of Raeburn Flerlage, a local record distributor and photographer of the city's music scene, provides the foundation for the interactive exhibition. Among other things, visitors will be able to write and sing their own blues song, or belt out a blues classic in a club setting that pays tribute to the live performances that energized Chicago clubs on the city's South and West sides.
Also, public programs ( such as discussions and concerts ) will take place throughout the run of the exhibition.
Admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission ( $19 adults/$17 seniors and students, and free for children 12 years of age and younger as well as Illinois residents 18 years and younger ). For more information on "Amplified: Chicago Blues," visit chicagohistory.org/blues.