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July 6-10, 2016 • Grant Park • FREE Admission

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20th Annual Chicago SummerDance – Jump, Swing & Step to the Beat Downtown and in Neighborhood Parks

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Come join us this summer as the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park blossoms into an urban dance space. Dance to the sounds of 43 different live bands and get into step with dance lessons beforehand. Glide across the restored 4,900-square-foot, 100 percent recycled, open-air dance floor designed by Chicago artist Dan Peterman.

Swing, waltz, cha-cha…or simply enjoy the music. All FREE!


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Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

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  • Free Admission
  • Fridays & Saturdays
    Dance Lessons: 6-7pm
    Music & Dancing: 7:30-9:30pm
  • Sundays
    Dance Lessons: 4-5pm
    Music & Dancing: 5-7pm

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It takes two to tango.

Let CTA be your partner to Chicago SummerDance.

June 24 - September 11, 2016  •  Spirit of Music Garden • FREE To Everyone


 Chicago SummerDance July Schedule

July Schedule

Chicago SummerDance continues in July with Mario Smokin Diaz, DJ Eric "ET" TaylorChicago Catz and more.


Chicago SummerDance September Schedule

September Schedule

Chicago SummerDance comes to a close on September 11th with a Bhangra Blowout with DJ and live Dhol (Bhangra).


Chicago SummerDance - Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information when planning your visit to Chicago SummerDance.


 Chicago SummerDance June Schedule

June Schedule

Chicago SummerDance kicks-off in June with The Flat Cats, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, and the KAIA String Quartet.


Chicago SummerDance August Schedule

August Schedule

Don't miss performances include, Sons of SusanAlan Gresik Swing OrchestraDJ Calvin, KGB Band and more.


Chicago SummerDance In The Parks

In The Parks

Chicago Park District hosts FREE Chicago SummerDance events July 9–September 8.



Chicago SummerDance is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Additional support provided by Chicago Park District, Chicago Police Department -1st District, 42nd Ward Aldermanic Office, Ald. Brendan Reilly, Chicago Department of Transportation and the Department of Fleet and Facility Management.