Every summer, Chicago offers locals and tourists a large variety of events that are free of cost. One of these events include free music in the park at Millennium Park. Starting Monday, June 12 until Thursday, August 21, there will be new performances every Monday and Thursday at 6:30pm. All the concerts will take place at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion. Did we mention they’re free?!
It is said, by Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, that the 2017 lineup includes artists from all over the world. In addition to the U.S., artists come from Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Mali, Mexico and Senegal.
This week, the 2017 lineup was released and is listed below. The summer kicks off with Otis Taylor as the first performer. It is still to be determined who will headline the summer on August 21.
Monday 6/12: Otis Taylor; Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native
Thursday 6/15: No BS! Brass Band; Dayme Arocena
Monday 6/19: Gregory Porter; Tomeka Reid Quartet
Thursday 6/22: Hurray for Riff Raff; Matthew Santos
Monday 6/26: Jaga Jazzist; AfrotroniX
Thursday 6/29: Lady Wray; Zeshan B & the Transistors
Monday 7/10: Natalie Prass; Angelica Garcia
Thursday 7/13: Totó La Momposina; Xenia Rubinos
Monday 7/17: Big Thief; Overcoats
Thursday 7/20: Drive-By Truckers; Honeysuckle
Monday 7/24: Amadou & Mariam; Frank Waln
Monday 8/7: Gaby Moreno; Centavrvs
Thursday 8/10: Youssou N’Dour; Bassel & The Supernaturals
Thursday 8/17: Joshua Nelson; Tone Ross & INSPIRED
Monday 8/21: To be determined