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Mojo Rhythm & Blues Festival 2019 - And This Is Free: The Life and Times of Chicago’s Legendary Maxwell St.
Join us for a free screening of the 1965 documentary film And This Is Free: The Life and Times of Chicago’s Legendary Maxwell St. with a introduction and guided Q&A session from Steve Franz as part of BIMA’s first ever Mojo Rhythm & Blues Festival, a four day weekend of live music and events happening July 11-14.
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During its heyday, the Maxwell Street Market in Chicago was the biggest and most populated open-street market in America, and a singular cultural melting-pot. It has been called the Ellis Island of the Midwest. Thousands of people swarmed there every weekend to shop for bargains and second-hand junk on pushcarts and in stores. They also came for the entertainment: hucksters, hustlers, eccentrics, sidewalk preachers and, most famously, the street musicians, including many of Chicagos blues greats.
Mike Sheas only film is a seldom-seen pioneering cinema-vérité masterpiece, an essential historical document of Chicago and the market as aView more
550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Parking is available and free to our visitors.
BIMA is located in the Island Gateway complex which has accessible parking spaces on Ravine Lane. There is a flat surface entering the courtyard, which leads into the museum. Parking is alsoView more
BIMA is located in the Island Gateway complex which has accessible parking spaces on Ravine Lane. There is a flat surface entering the courtyard, which leads into the museum. Parking is also available in the underground garage. Take the elevator to First Floor Rear (1R) during museum hours for access through the Community Gallery to the Auditorium, Bistro and Museum.
All of the Museum is accessible by ramps and elevators. If someone in your party needs a wheelchair to enjoy the museum, please ask to borrow a loaner one at the reception desk.View less
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