Chicago blues museum to open in 2019 downtown

A rendering of an exhibit on the early days of Chicago's "electric blues." (Provided image via DNAinfo)

THE LOOP — Chicago’s about to get its own house of blues.

The Chicago Blues Experience, a museum dedicated to the electric rock ‘n’ roll predecessor born here, is slated to open in 2019 in the Loop. The museum is expected to sign a lease Monday for its future 50,000-square-foot home at 25 E. Washington St., said Sona Wang, a venture capitalist behind the endeavor.

Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo.

Led by veteran museum executives and local blues legend Buddy Guy, among others, the museum will include everything from the blues’ African roots and origins in the Mississippi Delta to its evolution after the Great Migration as well as depictions in pop culture today.

Click to listen: