2018 Millennium Park Free Summer Music Series

Millennium Park Summer Music Series
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:28pm

The Millennium Park Summer Music Series is one of the reasons Chicago is the place to be in the summer. Sitting on the Great Lawn listening to live music pouring forth from Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a truly delightful way to spend an evening - or ten.

Multiple genres, and genre-defying artists, are represented by these artists from Chicago, the country, and the world. These free concerts will take place beginning on June 18 and running through August 16, 2018.

All concerts are FREE and open to the public. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place rain or shine. 

Before you go, check out our comprehensive (and free!) Guide to Millennium Park, with everything you need to know!

2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series

Monday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.
Jose James Tribute to Bill Withers (Soul Jazz)
Kahil El'Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (improvised Jazz)


Kahil El'Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
Thursday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.
The Aces (Indie Rock)
The New Respects (Blues Rock)


The New Respects
Thursday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.
Sons of Kemet (British Jazz)
Melissa Laveaux (Singer-Songwriter)


Melissa Laveaux
Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.
Anoushka Shankar (Indian Fusion)
Hollie Cook (Reggae Singer)


Hollie Cook
Monday, July 23 6:30 p.m.
Willie Colón (Salsa)
Canalón de Timbiquí (Pacific Afro Colombian)


Canalón de Timbiquí

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Thursday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.
The Kingston All Stars featuring Sister Nancy (Vintage Reggae)


The Kingston All Stars featuring Sister Nancy
Monday, July 30, 6:30 p.m.
Aimee Mann (Rock Singer-songwriter)
This is the Kit (Folk Singer-songwriter)


This is the Kit
Monday, August 6, 6:30 p.m.
Bahamas (Singer-songwriter)


Sunday, August 12, 6:30 p.m.
Whitney (Indie Rock)
NE-HI (Rock)


Thursday, August 16 6:30 p.m.
The Sea and Cake (Indie Rock)
Moonrise Nation (Indie Rock)


Moonrise Nation

**Schedule of Performers is Subject to Change**


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The Millennium Park Music Series is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special events and sponsored by the Chicago Transit Authority, Southwest Airlines and 93XRT. Refreshments are available for purchase from Goose Island Beer Company, Riboli Family Wines and Pepsi at various locations throughout the park. 


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