2017 MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER MUSIC SERIES FEATURES FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS
JUNE 12–AUGUST 21 AT JAY PRITZKER PAVILION
Multi-genre series presents a diverse line-up of artists that includes Dayme Arocena, Otis Taylor, Gregory Porter, Jaga Jazzist, Natalie Prass, Totó la Momposina, Big Thief, Drive By Truckers, Amadou & Mariam, Youssou N’Dour and Joshua Nelson
CHICAGO – The 2017 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting line-up of FREE outdoor concerts every Monday and Thursday, June 12 – August 21 (except where noted) 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. The 2017 lineup includes artists from the U.S. as well as Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Mali, Mexico and Senegal—advancing Chicago’s status as a welcoming city.
The Millennium Park Summer Music Series is presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored in part by the Chicago Transit Authority. All concerts are FREE and open to the public and performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place rain or shine. There will be no concerts on Monday, July 3, Thursday, July 6, Thursday, July 27, Monday, July 31, Thursday, August 3 or Monday, August 14.
The full 2017 Millennium Park Summer Music Series line-up features:
Monday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.
Otis Taylor (Blues)
Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native (Americana)
Thursday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.
No BS! Brass Band (New Orleans Brass Fusion)
Dayme Arocena (Jazz)
Monday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. – Juneteenth Celebration
Gregory Porter (Soul Jazz)
Tomeka Reid Quartet (Jazz)
Thursday, June 22, 6:30 p.m.
Hurray for Riff Raff (Indie)
Matthew Santos (Indie)
Monday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
Jaga Jazzist (Electronic Jazz Fusion)
AfrotroniX (African Electronic)
Thursday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.
Lady Wray (R&B Soul)
Zeshan B & the Transistors (R&B Soul)
Monday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.
Natalie Prass (Indie Rock)
Angelica Garcia (Indie Rock)
Thursday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.
Totó La Momposina (Colombian Folkloric)
Xenia Rubinos (Indie Pop)
Monday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Big Thief (Rock)
Overcoats (Indie Folk Soul)
Thursday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.
Drive-By Truckers (Rock)
Honeysuckle (Progressive Folk)
Monday, July 24 6:30 p.m.
Amadou & Mariam (Afro Pop)
Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota Hip-Hop)
Monday, August 7, 6:30 p.m.
Gaby Moreno (Latin R&B)
Centavrvs (Mexican Electronic)
Thursday, August 10, 6:30 p.m.
Youssou N’Dour (Dakar Overgroove)
Bassel & The Supernaturals (Neo-soul Funk)
Thursday, August 17 6:30 p.m.
Joshua Nelson (Kosher Gospel Music)
Tone Ross & INSPIRED (Gospel Music)
Monday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
**Schedule of Performers is Subject to Change**
Opened in 2004, Millennium Park is a 24.5-acre urban park in the heart of downtown Chicago, home to the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture (also known as “The Bean”) by Anish Kapoor, Crown Fountain designed by Jaume Plensa, the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Lurie Garden and more. Millennium Park is Chicago’s town square and the anchor of an urban cultural campus that includes the Chicago Cultural Center, Maggie Daley Park and the Art Institute of Chicago—all connected by the Chicago Cultural Mile.
Millennium Park is located on Michigan Avenue, bordered by Randolph St. to the north, Columbus Dr. to the east and Monroe St. to the south. The Park is open 6am–11pm daily. For the latest news and events, download the Millennium Park app, visit millenniumpark.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram, @Millennium_Park.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.
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