11 May Millennium Park Summer Music Series
If you’re a lover of music and summer, then Chicago’s Summer Music Series was made for YOU! This summer, visit Chicago’s Millennium Park for any of their 10 special summer concerts. With performers representing all sorts of genres, the Millennium Park Summer Music Series is a must-attend event for any Chicago visitor.
What is the Summer Music Series?
Millennium Park’s Summer Music Series is an exciting opportunity for visitors and locals alike to enjoy FREE outdoor concerts throughout the summer. Between June 18 and August 16, Millennium Park will host ten different concerts, featuring 20 different performers. Performers are a mix of established artists and emerging ones. This music series features a wide variety of genres, with everything from jazz to indie rock. All performances take place in Millennium Park’s iconic Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Performances in June
In the month of June, you can choose from six different concerts to attend! On Monday June 18, José James will celebrate Bill Withers with many soul jazz classics. Later that night, enjoy improvised jazz by Kahil El’Zabar with his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, including a trumpeter, saxophonist, cellist and drummer. On June 21, indie rock band The Aces will perform starting at 6:30 p.m. Comprised of four talented young women, expect to hear songs from The Aces about toxic relationships and irresistible attraction. Later that night, jam out to blues rock with the New Respects. The last set of June performances are on June 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. British jazz band Sons of Kemet will perform first, with Melissa Laveaux taking the stage afterwards. To see the entire summer line up, visit the official City of Chicago website.
More About Millennium Park
In the heart of Chicago, you’ll discover amazing architecture, beautiful landscaping and exciting events- all within the bounds of Millennium Park. Sing along to concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, or take photos with Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”). In Millennium Park you’ll also find the 3.5 acre Lurie Garden, open year-round 6 a.m.- 11 p.m. New this year, visitors can enjoy local eats from food trucks parked near Jay Pritzker Pavilion, or grab a drink from the Goose Island Beer Garden. Concession carts and cafés are also abundant throughout Millennium Park.
With free admission to the Summer Music Series concerts, why not treat yourself to a nice Chicago hotel, like the Willows Hotel? At this beautiful boutique hotel, you’ll feel as if you just walked straight into a French country home. Accented with 19th century-style furnishings, the Willows Hotel is a great choice for anyone visiting the Summer Music Series.
WHERE TO STAY
The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.