Millennium Park Summer Music Series

June 18 - August 16, 2018 • FREE Admission • 6:30pm

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

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 Crowd enjoying a performance at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park(click on images to enlarge)


The 2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting lineup of FREE outdoor concerts on 10 dates between June 18 and August 16 (specific dates noted below) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The music series features a wide variety of genre-defying music from top local, national and international artists—both established and emerging.


(schedule of performers is subject to change)

Monday, June 18, 6:30pm

Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers (Soul Jazz)

Kahil El'Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (improvised Jazz)


Thursday, June 21, 6:30pm

The Aces (Indie Rock)

The New Respects (Blues Rock)


Thursday, June 28, 6:30pm

Sons of Kemet (British Jazz)

Melissa Laveaux (Singer-Songwriter)


Thursday, July 19, 6:30pm

Anoushka Shankar (Indian Fusion)

Hollie Cook (Reggae Singer)


Monday, July 23, 6:30pm

Willie Colón (Salsa)

Canalón de Timbiquí (Pacific Afro Colombian)


Thursday, July 26, 6:30pm

The Kingston All Stars featuring Sister Nancy (Vintage Reggae)



Monday, July 30, 6:30pm

Aimee Mann (Rock Singer-songwriter)

This Is The Kit (Folk Singer-songwriter)


Monday, August 6, 6:30pm

Bahamas (Singer-songwriter)



Sunday, August 12, 6:30pm

Whitney (Indie Rock)

NE-HI (Rock)


Thursday, August 16, 6:30pm

The Sea and Cake (Indie Rock)

Moonrise Nation (Indie Rock)


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Millennium Park

Admission is FREE

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Michigan Ave. & 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 Millennium Park Summer Music Series, 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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