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Millennium Park Summer Music Series

Bring the entire family to the free Millennium Park Summer Music Series June 12-August 31 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

The architecturally-stunning Millennium Park is the hippest place to be in Chicago on Monday and Thursday nights. Millennium Park Summer Music Series, the free weekly music series, is a showcase for a wider variety of genre-defying music. The series has been reimagined to feature a wider variety of genre-defying music, both established and emerging.

Grab a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or spread out on the Great Lawn for outdoor concert performances from local, national and international acts every Monday and Thursday evening June 12 – August 21, 2017 (except where noted) at 6:30pm. Please note that bringing your own alcohol to this event is banned in 2018.

Sample of bands: Enjoy Jose James Tribute to Bill Withers + Kahil El’Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble;
The Aces + The New Respects; Sons of Kemet + Melissa Laveaux; Anoushka Shankar + Hollie Cook; Willie Colón + Canalón de Timbiquí; The Kingston All-Stars featuring Sister Nancy + Funkadesi; Aimee Mann + This is the Kit; Bahamas + TBD; Whitney + NE-HI; The Sea and Cake + Moonrise Nation.

Millennium Park is located between Randolph Street and Balboa, and Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Admission is free. Parking is expensive. Your family can get to the event using public transportation. For a full schedule of events, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Millennium Park Summer Music series experience much 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.