Celebrate Summer in Millennium Park this June with world-class concerts and events, film screenings, workouts,
Lurie Garden tours, and workshops!
May 28-July 30, Mondays at 6:30 PM
Check out an eclectic mix of cutting-edge indie rock, pop and rock veterans.
Cloud Cult + Judson Claiborne
Mixing indie-rock with environmental activism, Cloud Cult's moving, open-hearted songs are a call to action towards a greener world. Opening the night with their collaborative music, Judson Claiborne is the solo and band name of Low Skies frontman Christopher C. Salveter on guitar and vocals, with Ryan Boyles on bass, Jamie Cater on drums, Bill Mackay on guitar and vocals, Donny Mahlmeister on keys and Angela James on vocals.
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International
+ Chico Trujillo
The Occidental Brothers' blend of high-energy West African highlife, Congolese dance music (soukous) and African jazz has won over music critics and seduced an audience of listeners as diverse as the members of this multi-racial band. Chico Trujillo starts this night of world music with a blend of classic cumbia, bolero, folk and reggae.
View the complete Downtown Sound schedule.
Loops and Variations
June 7-July 12 (no concert June 21), Start Times Vary;
Sunday, August 26 at 5:30 PM
Discover Millennium Park's newest music series, a mix of new music and electronica.
Chicago-based, Grammy Award-winning sextet eighth blackbird combines the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band, and the audacity of a storefront theater company. Its musical aerobatics have delighted, provoked and entertained audiences around the world in programs highlighting the colorful, virtuosic and humorous music of American's compositional young guns.
View the complete Loops and Variations schedule.
Grant Park Music Festival
Now through August 18
Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 PM, Saturdays at 7:30 PM
The season continues this month with Mozart's Jupiter Symphony on June 20 and 22 and An American in Paris on June 23. On June 29 and 30, the Grant Park Chorus celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special performance featuring the Festival's Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell sharing the podium for an unforgettable evening in the Golden Anniversary Choral Spectacular.
Chicago Gospel Festival
Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 PM
Opening night for the 27th Gospel Music Festival is at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. At 6:30 PM, actors from the Goodman Theatre production of Crowns will offer a sneak peek of the play before its opening on June 30. This performance is written and directed by Regina Taylor; adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. Then a live performance from JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound fills the stage, setting the festival in motion for its four day run which takes the Chicago Gospel Music Festival into Bronzeville and Ellis Park on June 23 and 24.
Film Screening: An American in Paris
Tuesday, June 26 at 6 PM
Enjoy the classic film that features the dancing of Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, an unforgettable score by George Gershwin, and the romantic settings of the City of Lights, making for a timeless musical delight that garnered six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Simulcast of Paris Opéra Ballet's Production of Giselle
Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30 PM
The Harris Theater and the Grant Park Orchestra, in collaboration with Millennium Park, Inc. and DCASE presents a cultural milestone for the City of Chicago - the nation's first-ever free, outdoor simulcast of a live ballet performance by a major international company, the Paris Opéra Ballet. This simulcast of the iconic ballet Giselle will be broadcast on a state-of-the-art 18' x 32' LED screen located on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage. NOTE: Rain date is Thursday, June 28.
Saturdays through September 1, 7-11 AM
Workouts are 45 minutes long with classes in Tai Chi at 7 AM, Yoga at 8 AM, Pilates at 9 AM and Zumba®, a Latin-inspired calorie-burning dance fitness party, beginning at 10 AM. Returning this year, there will be live music played over Millennium Park's state-of-the-art sound system for the Yoga and Pilates classes. Workouts are free and are open to people with all levels of experience.
After School Matters
Weekdays, June 18 through August 10
11 AM-3 PM
After School Matters provides out-of-school programs that engage Chicago teens in the arts, communications, science, sports and technology. Visitors are invited to observe teens developing their talents at Chase Promenade South and on Wrigley Square, where the After School Matters Jazz Band will rehearse and perform on weekdays.
Free Events for Adults and Families this June
Tours of the Lurie Garden
Through September 14
Fridays, 11 AM-1:30 PM and Sundays, 10 AM-1:30 PM
Take a 20 minute guided walk and learn about the Garden's design, its native plants and how it all applies to the home garden.
"Ask Me" Days
Through September 13, Thursdays, 11 AM-1:30 PM
Stop by...our volunteers can answer your questions about the plants and design of the Garden and its many sustainable messages.
Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Raptors in the Garden
June 19, 6-8 PM
Head to the Lurie Garden to observe majestic birds of prey up close and learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges that they face in an urban environment. Learn more here.
Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Stories & Songs with Shana Harvey
June 24, 11 AM-Noon
Enjoy a morning filled with nature-based stories, music and movement with your little ones! Chicago-based teacher and singer/songwriter Shana Harvey will lead you and your child in an interactive singalong with folk songs from all over the world. Pre-registration is required.
Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge
Through October 21
Enjoy the Spring weather by revisiting the magnificent large-scale sculptures by acclaimed Mexican artist, Yvonne Domenge in the Park's North and South Boeing Galleries. Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, in cooperation with Millennium Park, Inc., and sponsored by The Boeing Company and Mexico's CONACULTA (The National Council for Arts and Culture), the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, with support from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Consulate General of Mexico.