Free music returning to Millennium Park

April 2, 2013 10:02:40 AM PDT
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office announces Tuesday that the Millennium Park free music series is back for another season.

It kicks off May 27 and runs through August 29, and all of performances will be at the Pritzker Pavilion at the park.


Downtown Sound
May 27 -July 29, Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
(Headliners appear first in the line-up below)

Monday, May 27, 6:30 p.m.
Lee Ranaldo Band + Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog

Monday, June 3, 6:30 p.m.
Sharon Van Etten + Speck Mountain

Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.
An Evening with Glen Hansard feat. Lisa Hannigan and members of The Frames

Monday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.
Daniel Lanois + Brokeback

Monday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.
Carolina Chocolate Drops + Angela James

Monday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.
Lee Fields & the Expressions + Theo Huff and the Platinum Band

Monday, July 8, 6:30 p.m.
Dawes + The Cairo Gang

Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.
Fatoumata Diawara + Alasdair Roberts and Friends

Monday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.
The Handsome Family + AZITA

Monday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.
Dessa + Psalm One

Loops And Variations

June 13-July 18, Aug. 28 (no L&V concert June 20- Opening night of Chicago Gospel Music Festival), Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.
Falty DL + Bill Kouligas

Thursday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.
Matmos + Fonema Consort

Thursday, July 4, 6:30 p.m.
ICE +Nosaj Thing

Thursday, July 11, 8 p.m.
Dan Deacon (no opening act)

Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Olafur Arnalds + Sarah Neufeld

Wednesday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.
eighth blackbird with Glenn Kotche + Lesley Flanigan

Made In Chicago: World Class Jazz
July 25-August 29,Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Dee Alexander's Funkin' with Acoustic Soul: Tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix

Thursday, August 1, 6:30 p.m.
Victor Garcia's Crossing Borders

Thursday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.
Jeff Parker-Nels Cline Quartet : The Turning Point

Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Dana Hall: The Andrew Hill Project with Black Fire

Thursday, August 22, 6:30 p.m.
Tale of the Tiger: Pat Mallinger Quartet feat. Bill Carrothers & Cameron Pfiffner's Marco Polo

Thursday, August 29, 6:30 p.m.
Jack DeJohnette: Special Legends Edition - Chicago
Muhal Richard Abrams, Larry Gray, Roscoe Mitchell & Henry Threadgill