Blues Camp Intake Program 2022

Audition here for all of this year's Blues Camps.

Blues Kids (between the ages of 11 and 15) who've never participated in Blues Camp are automatically enrolled into the Blues Kid of the Year Contest. For more details see

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Join Blues Camp:

It's free.

Steps for Parents/Guardians:
Step 1: Listen, learn and perform "Chicago's (Got Everything You Need)".

The audio file to perform with is below.

> Choose the instrumental or vocal track.

> Lyrics are included below.

Step 2: Video record your Blues Kid's performance:

> Singing or playing along with the track of their choice.

For example, if you Blues Kid is a singer have them sing along with the instrumental track. They don't have to necessarily riff or use melismas (runs). They can sing it straight with feeling. Have them be themselves! We aren't looking for stars. We're looking for those who want to be here. 


If they are playing an instrument have them play along with the full track. They don't have to solo. you

They can simply play rhythm, fills and/or chords. Have them do their best. Most importantly, encourage your Blues Kid to have fun! 

Step 3. Upload your your Blues Kid's performance video to

> Label the video: Fernando Jones' Blues Camp 2022

> "Chicago's (Got Everything You Need)" performed by (Your Blues Kid's first name only), age, home state. 

> Check the "Public" box before "publishing" the video.

Step 4. Copy the link:

> Paste it in the form below and hit submit. 

Chicago (Blues Kids Contest)
00:00 / 03:20
Chicago (Instrumental Blues Kids Contest)
00:00 / 03:20

Chicago (Has Got Everything You Need)

A Tribute to My Hometown

Performed by Fernando Jones

Written, arranged and produced by Fernando Jones

Bluefunkjazroll Music, BMI |

Chicago's got everything you need. (Repeat)
We've got a Great Lake and gold plated streets.


We've got hot dogs and championship teams.
We've got Soul food and championship teams.
We're the “City that Works” with a skyline that's mean.


We've got theaters / and / movie shows.
For a couple of bucks / go where you want to go.


I said, ‘Chicago's got everything you need.’
We've got a Great Lake and gold plated streets.


C-h-i / C-h-i / c-a-g-o / c-a-g-o. (Repeat)
Chicago has got everything you need.


Chicago has got everything you need.
Whenever I need a reason, a reason to smile. (Repeat)
I go window shopping on the Magnificent Mile.

Chicago's always got something new. (Repeat)
Chicago welcomes you.