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Chicago House Music Celebration

Chicago House Party

May 27, 2017


Throughout the day, DJs and live performances will showcase the various sounds and styles of house music, the musical form born in Chicago that has gone on to revolutionize dance music internationally. .



Chicago Gospel Music FestivalChicago Gospel Music Festival

June 2-3, 2017


The Chicago Gospel Music Festival showcases the best in local, national and international Gospel Music performers.



Chicago Blues Festival (Billy Branch pictured)Chicago Blues Festival

June 9-11, 2017


The Blues Festival will offer fans performances by the genres’ leading artists, as well as a wonderful new experience in the city’s premier outdoor music venue.



Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Otis Taylor Band pictured)Millennium Park Summer Music Series

June 12-August 21, 2017 (Mondays & Thursdays)


The music series features a wide variety of genre-defying music from top local, national and international artists – both established and emerging.




Millennium Park Summer Film SeriesMillennium Park Summer Film Series

Tuesdays, June 13 - September 5, 2017 (except Thursday, August 24 at 10am)


Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy outdoor movies downtown as the popular Summer Film Series returns to Millennium Park, Tuesdays, June 13 – September 5, 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.


Grant Park Music FestivalGrant Park Music Festival

June 14-August 19, 2017


For more than 80 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago’s summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city. The 2017 season runs from June 14 to August 19 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and will feature an ambitious schedule of programming that has something for everyone!


After School Matters Summer ProgramsAfter School Matters Summer Programs

June 26-August 11, 2017


Stop by and see Chicago teens discovering their potential all summer long in After School Matters Summer Programs at Millennium Park!



Fifth Star HonorsFifth Star Honors

August 28, 2017


Celebrate Chicago’s creativity at the Fifth Star Honors, a free awards show honoring legendary Chicago artists and cultural institutions with live performances and video tributes.



Chicago Jazz FestivalChicago Jazz Festival

August 31-September 3, 2017


A favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition, the Chicago Jazz Festival showcases free live performances by Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international jazz legends and artists.


World Music Festival ChicagoWorld Music Festival Chicago

September 8-24, 2017


Enjoy global grooves by award-winning artists from around the world at the free, city-wide, multi-venue World Music Festival Chicago that has presented more than 750 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began.