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The Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Inspire your family by coming to the Chicago Gospel Music Festival June 3-4 in Millennium Park, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The 31st annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival brings together world class singers and choirs for a feast of powerful song! In addition to the live music, enjoy special events such as the Summer Workout with Gospel music on June 4, and Every Year Carries a Number, a panel discussion on preserving recordings of the past, on June 2.

Scheduled performers: Jessica Love, Candy LaFlora, When Shepherds Worship, Orchestra Ebenezer Ministry, Kenny Lewis and One Voice, quartets The James, the Douglas Singers, the Victory Travelers (Friday); Brian Courtney Wilson, William Murphy, Shirley Caesar, Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir (Saturday).

There will be food trucks with Chicago specialties at the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, as well as special parking areas for bicycles.

Millennium Park is located at 201 East Randolph Street on Chicago’s lakefront directly east of the Loop. Admission is free to all events. To save $35 in parking, let our shuttle take you to the event! For the full schedule of musical groups, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Chicago Gospel Music Festival 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.