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Millennium Park Free Summer Music Series

If you like free, bring the family to the free Millennium Park Summer Music Series in downtown Chicago every Thursday in August, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

What could be better than sitting under the stars and listening to great music? It’s free! The Millennium Park Summer Music Series schedule:

August 4th, Sudanese pop star Sinkane (jazz and funk) and New Zealand’s singer and composer Mark de Clive-Lowe (jazz, electronic dance music and funk), August 11th, Mbongwana Star (psychedelic dance music from the Republic of Congo) and the Dos Santos Antibeat Orchestra (Latin and American dance music), August 18th, Elephant Revival (gypsy, alt country, rock, Celtic), August 25th, Tortoise (post rock instrumental quintet) and Homme (improvisational music, folk, rock)!

Come early, walk along Lake Michigan, visit Buckingham Fountain, enjoy a picnic, or purchase food from food trucks, OR eat at any of downtown Chicago’s fabulous restaurants.

The Millennium Park Summer Music Series is located at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion 201 East Randolph Street in Chicago. There are assisted listening devices, and wheelchair loans available. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Millennium Park Summer Music Series experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.