#FridayFunday: Where to Enjoy Free Music In Chicago!


Despite what the national news says, Chicago is a beautiful city, especially during Summer. One of my favorite things about Chicago during the summer is the free music that you can hear.  Music played under the stars with a beautiful Chicago skyline, and the lakefront view is a perfect way to spend a summer night.  Chicago has something for every musical taste. From Blues, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Rock, and Dance the music reflects the diversity of this city.  The best part is that it doesn’t cost you a thing!  It’s an affordable night out for the entire family!

Grant Park Music Festival

Held in the beautiful Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the Grant Park Music Festival is a ten week season of classical music.  Check out the upcoming concerts on their website (www.grantparkmusicfestivalcom)

Millennium Park Summer Music Series

Also held at the Pritzker Pavilion, the millennium park music series happens every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 pm and features different genres from local, national and international artists. 

Chicago Jazz Festival

the Chicago Jazz Festival showcases free live performances by Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international jazz legends and artists.

 Fifth Star Honors (August 28, 2017)

Celebrate Chicago’s creativity at the Fifth Star Honors; a free awards show honoring legendary Chicago artists and cultural institutions with live performances and video tributes

World Music Festival Chicago (Sept 8-24)

Enjoy global grooves by award-winning artists from around the world at the free, city-wide, multi-venue World Music Festival Chicago that has presented more than 750 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began.

Millennium Park presents: 

Millennium Park Presents a series of one-night-only performances curated by DCASE to showcase opera, dance, Broadway hits, classical and House music, Mariachi and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions

For detailed information on these festivals check out the City of Chicago’s website at www.cityofchicago.org Grab a blanket, a cooler, and a pack a picnic for the family and enjoy a night under the stars and the City’s skyline!

 Until next time,

Take care of yourselves and one another,


D. Sanders