Chicago Summer Entertainment lineups
Summer in Chicago, when the days are long and the nights are short, there is no place better to be!
The Grant Park Music Festival season is well under way. While there enjoying some of the great music in Chicago, a nice bottle of wine and a picnic can make for a wonderful evening outside.
Listed below are some other options of things to do in Chicago - besides rooting on the ChicagoNow Dirt Angels softball team.
Chicago has a great Summer Festival and Concert lineup for all to enjoy:
- Grant Park Music Festival
Acclaimed by critics and beloved by audiences, the Grant Park Music Festival is the nation’s only free, summer-long outdoor classical music series of its kind. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, located between Michigan and Columbus Avenues at Washington Street, is the official home of the Grant Park Music Festival. The Grant Park Music Festival is proudly presented by the Grant Park Orchestral Association with key support from the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
The Grant Park Music Festival is led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, along with Grant Park Chorus Director Christopher Bell, Grant Park Orchestral Association President and CEO Paul Winberg, and Board Chair Chuck Kierscht.
Iris dévoilée - Saturday, June 22, 2013, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Eastern and western musical traditions entwine in the Chicago premiere of the sensuous Iris dévoilée by Chinese composer Qigang Chen.Friday, June 21, 2013, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Saturday, June 22, 2013, 7:30pm – 9:00pm Open Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Open Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Open Rehearsal: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Open Rehearsal: Friday, June 21, 2013, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Club 615: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Martin Fröst performs Nielsen's stormy Clarinet Concerto.Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6:30pm – 8:15pm - Jay Pritzker Pavilion Open Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 3:00pm – 5:30pm Open Rehearsal: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 11:00am – 1:30pm
Discover three works that capture the eclectic sounds of early 20th century music: Vaughan-Williams’ romantic symphony inspired by The Pilgrim’s Progress, Nielsen’s stormy Clarinet Concerto, and Martinu’s tribute to an iconic World War II fighter plane.
Performing: Vaughan-Williams: Symphony No. 5 - Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto - Martinu: Thunderbolt P47
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth with a powerful performance of War Requiem.Friday, June 28, 2013, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2013, 7:30pm – 9:00pm Open Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:00am – 1:30pm Open Rehearsal: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 10:30am – 1:00pm Open Rehearsal: Friday, June 28, 2013, 11:00am – 1:30pm
The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus honor the Benjamin Britten centenary with two performances of his powerful masterwork that juxtaposes anti-war sentiment with the timeless Roman Catholic Requiem Mass.
Performing: Britten: War Requiem
Chicago Festival line up for June 2013
- 19-21: Thai Festival | Loop
- 20-23: Chicago Craft Beer Festival | Old Town
- 22-23: Pride Fest | Boystown
- 23-24: Green Music Fest 2013 | Wicker Park
- 23: Artopia Fest | Logan Square
- 28-29: Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party | West Loop
- 29: Summer on Southport | Lakeview
- 28-30: Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival | Logan Square
- 29-30: Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival | Lincoln Park
- 30: Pride Parade | Boystown
Here are photos from Fridays Grant Park Music Festival along with some other recent Festivals and events: