(events are subject to change)
May 26-September 9, 2016
Millennium Park Presents is a series of one-night-only performances curated by DCASE to showcase opera, dance, Broadway hits, classical and House music, Mariachi and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions. This summer’s lineup includes Paint the Town Red presented by the Chicago Children’s Choir on Thursday, May 26th.
May 28, 2016
Celebrate House music, born in Chicago 30+ years ago.
June 2, 2016
Join us on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion for a conversation on the historical and scientific resonances of jazz and improvisation.
June 3 & 4, 2016
The Chicago Gospel Music Festival showcases the best in local, national and international Gospel Music performers.
June 4-September 3, 2016
Jump start your weekend with the Summer Workouts in Millennium Park on Saturdays, June 4–September 3, beginning at 7am. Guests are invited to stretch, kick and dance the summer away each Saturday as instructors take them through Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba® classes accompanied by live music, DJs and drumming.
Mondays & Thursdays, June 6-August 25, 2016
The 2016 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting line-up of 18 FREE outdoor concerts every Monday and Thursday June 6 – August 25, 2016 (except where noted) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
June 7, 2016
A screening of the documentary film of the legendary Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers. This is part of the Chicago Blues Festival Preview Events and Performances.
June 15-August 20, 2016
The Grant Park Music Festival celebrates its 82nd season this year, with the Grammy® Award-nominated Grant Park Orchestra led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and the award-winning Grant Park Chorus led by Chorus Director Christopher Bell.
June 20-August 21, 2016
Join the fun all summer long with activities for kids of all ages, including music and arts & crafts.
Tuesdays, June 21-August 30, 2016
Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy outdoor movies downtown as the popular Summer Film Series returns to Millennium Park, Tuesdays, June 21 – August 30, at 6:30pm. Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.
September 1-4, 2016
Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance.