This weekend, the city of Chicago plans to dedicate a nine-story mural to blues legend Muddy Waters at the city’s annual blues festival.
According to officials, the mural, completed over two weeks by Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra, will be downtown at the corner of State and Washington.
The Muddy Waters Legacy Band, which features two of Waters’ sons, is scheduled to perform at the dedication ceremony on Thursday, June 8 (noon).
Waters, who died in 1983 at the age of 70, is recognized as the father or king of blues music in Chicago. The Chicago Blues Festival runs from Friday through Sunday in Millennium Park.