Chicago Blues Experience Museum to open on Navy Pier

Chicago Blues Experience Museum to open on Navy Pier
Chicago Blues Experience Museum to open on Navy Pier

Chicago Blues Experience Museum to open on Navy Pier

Well, one thing that’s not giving Buddy Guy the Blues? Something he’s been waiting for looks like it’s really happening. The backers behind a museum dedicated to Chicago Blues music is set to open on Navy Pier in 2017. "Chicago and these great blues players should be remembered forever. I've been pulling for this and talking about it for over 25 years and we finally got it. Thank God," Guy says. The official word from a Navy Pier spokesperson is that it doesn’t discuss prospective partners until a deal has been finalized. The group released a report evaluating the economic impact of the museum on the city, which will be called The Chicago Blues Experience. One of the people who will manage the museum is Terry Stewart. He ran Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 14 years. He joins us with his thoughts on what the museum could mean for Chicago tourism and the cultural landscape. ​(Flickr/Bryan Thompson)