Chicago Gospel Music Festival

June 1-2, 2018 • Chicago Cultural Center & Millennium Park • Free Admission

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Celebrating the genre's deep Chicago roots with traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel music in the city where the genre was born, the 33rd Chicago Gospel Music Festival features local and national artists on June 1 and 2 at the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park.


Chicago Gospel Music Festival History

Complete Schedule

Performers include LaVargna Hubbard, Elder Thomas Singers, The Canton Spirituals (pictured), Israel & New Breed, The Walls Group, and the Tri-City Singers Reunion.


Download the 2018 festival brochure (Ev3 pictured)


Download the 2018 festival brochure.


Chicago Gospel Music Festival History

Festival History

A Short History of Gospel Music in Chicago
By Robert M. Marovich.


How to Perform

How to Perform

DCASE is no longer accepting submissions for the 2018 festival.


Festival Partners

Festival Partners

Sponsors of the Chicago Gospel Music Festival.


Gospel Music Festival Press Room

Festival Press Room

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Plan Your Visit

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Admission is FREE

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Michigan & Columbus Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

Millennium Park Visitor Information


Millennium Garages

Parking Details: Park right below the music! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Packages: $35 parking/Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

Purchase Options: Pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600


CTA Transportation

Take CTA to the Chicago Blues Festival, for travel information, visit

  • From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
  • From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
  • Served by buses 3,4,6,J14,20,56,60,124,146,147,151, and 157.


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 Additional Information

Video: Tracing the history of gospel music in Chicago

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