Tag Archives: Music in Chicago

175 Days to Love Chicago: Gospel Music Festival

Mary Mary closes out Chicago Gospel Music Festival with a headlining concert The free admission Chicago Gospel Music Festival will take place June 21-24, 2012 at Millennium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center, and its new home – in Chicago’s beautiful Bronzeville neighborhood. It’s our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Sunday, June 24!

175 Days to Love Chicago: Bollywood Dance for All!

Upbeat Bollywood music provides the soundtrack for an hour of hip shaking, shoulder shimmying fun at a Bollywood Dance for All, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Wednesday, June 20.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Northerly Island

Celebrate Chicago’s 175th Birthday with a visit to a 91-acre park in the heart of Chicago. Northerly Island, open daily, is our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Tuesday, June 19!

175 Days to Love Chicago: An Exaltation of Place

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park The Grant Park Chorus begins its 50th Anniversary celebration with two free admission performances of a world premiere work in Millennium Park. The program of classical music, An Exaltation of Place, presented by Grant Park Music Festival, is our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Friday, June 15.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Chicago Blues Festival

Mavis Staples closes out the Chicago Blues Festival with a Sunday night performance Celebrate straight-from-the-heart Chicago sound at the free admission Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park, June 8 – 10. You’ll see and hear downtown Chicago transform into a musical mecca at our FREE 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Saturday, June 9.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Chicago Greeter

Explore Chicago with a friendly, knowledgeable Chicago Greeter as your guide. This free service, offered daily, is our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Monday, June 4!

175 Days to Love Chicago: Chicago Public Schools All-City Music Festival Concert

Listen to the sweet sounds of Chicago’s most talented youth musicians as the 49th Annual All-City Music Festival Concert brings Chicago Public Schools students to the Symphony Center in our song-filled 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Saturday, June 2.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale

With over 20 live bands, 15 food trucks and a 10-block sidewalk sale, there’s no doubt that Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale is one of Chicago’s best neighborhood festivals! Start your weekend off right by dining al fresco, doing a little shopping and boogieing down to JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound during the [...]

4 Things You Might Not Know About Hostelling

Photo Courtesy Hostelling International Chicago Travelers young (and old) know that staying at a hostel is a great way to stretch your vacation budget and to meet travelers from around the world. Whether you’re a backpacker visiting Chicago for a summer music festival, a vacationing family looking for affordable room and board, a youth hostel could be [...]

175 Days to Love Chicago: Downtown Sound: Kelly Hogan + Scott Lucas and the Married Men

Kelly Hogan The popular free concert series, Downtown Sound, returns to Millennium Park for a fourth summer, featuring an eclectic mix of music discoveries, cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans! Downtown Sound’s first concert of the season, featuring Kelly Hogan and Scott Lucas and the Married Men, is our 175 Days to Love Chicago [...]