Black Chicago Summer Events (June 2018)

Black Chicago Summer Events (June 2018)

Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. I created the Red Cup Adventures (RCA) blog as my platform to highlight and discuss the Sounds and Sights of Black Chicago. My RCA blog covers everything from Chicago politics, my random thoughts, to hot events. This is my fourth year publishing the Black Chicago Summer Events list. Each year I tweak the format to make it more user friendly. This year, I'm going to make a big change by putting each month in its own blog post and include links for each month at the bottom for easy navigation. The summer list gets longer and longer each year so I hope this will help with the endless scrolling especially on your mobile devices.

Now without further ado, here's my list for Summer 2018 hot happenings which I highly recommend for Black Chicago. The ultimate Red Cup Adventure is hitting 5 spots in one day...use this list as a guide. Grab your red cups and get ready some amazing adventures in #SummerTimeChi #FollowTheRedCup. Click the "LIKE" button above and share with your network.

June 2018

Jun 1-10 (Fri-Sun): Having Our Say @ Goodman Theatre
Jun 1-17: A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti Labelle @ Black Ensemble Theater
Jun 1-24 (Fri-Sun): Father Comes Home From the Wars @ Goodman Theatre
Jun 1 (Fri): Chris Tucker @ Horseshoe Casino Hammond
Jun 1-2 (Fri-Sat) 33rd Chicago Gospel Music Festival @ Millennium Park and Chicago Cultural Center
Jun 2 (Sat): Diana Ross @ Ravinia Festival
Jun 2 (Sat): Gospel Run @ Oakwood Beach
Jun 3 (Sun): Oleta Adams @ City Winery
Jun 2-3 (Sat-Sun): Hyde Park Brew Fest – Sunday features DJ Jazzy Jeff @ Harper Court
Jun 2-4 (Sat-Mon): Staged Reading: Thurgood @ Court Theatre
Jun 6 (Wed): Chosen Few DJs Take Over @ Daley Plaza
Jun 6 (Wed): Kool Moe Dee and Steve Arrington @ The Promontory
Jun 6-7 (Wed-Thu): Brian McKnight @ City Winery
Jun 8 (Fri): Tink – Pain and Pleasure Tour @ The Promontory
Jun 8-10 (Fri-Sun): 35th Annual Chicago Blues Festival @ Millennium Park
Jun 8-10 (Fri-Sun): Exxxotica Expo: Everyone Does It @ Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Jun 8-10 (Fri-Sun): Ribfest Chicago4000 N Lincoln Ave
Jun 9 (Sat): Ledisi Let Love Rule Tour with Melanie Fiona and Tweet @ Horseshoe Casino Hammond
Jun 9 (Sat): The Bodega Boys Live ft. Desus Nice & The Kid Mero @ The Chicago Theatre
Jun 9 (Sat): 44th Annual Walk/Jog/Bike-A-Thon to Raise Sickle Cell Awareness @ 39th and Lake Michigan
Jun 9-10 (Sat-Sun): Printer's Row Lit Fest @ Printer's Row
Jun 10 (Sun): DJs of the Craft @ Dolton Park District
Jun 10 (Sun): Anita Baker @ Ravinia Festival

Jun 11 (Mon): The Red Cup Adventures presents We Got "Soul" @ Currency Exchange Cafe
Jun 11 (Mon): Sappho's Salon: Pride Open Mic 2018 featuring NIKI GEE @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Jun 13 (Wed): Summer Breeze Jazz Concert Series @ The Promontory
Jun 14 (Thu): Les Nubians @ The Promontory
Jun 15 (Fri): Bronzeville Arts District 3rd Friday Trolley Tour 2018 @ Gallery Guichard
Jun 15 (Fri): Linen and Sundresses – Yacht Party @ Navy Pier
Jun 15 (Fri): Jazz Grandstand @ Ravinia Festival
Jun 15 (Fri): Happy Father’s Day Starring Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly @ Horseshoe Casino Hammond
Jun 15 (Fri): Bronzeville Summer Nights @ 47th Street
Jun 15 (Fri): Rum Fest @ the 31st Street Harbor
Jun 15-17 (Fri-Sun) Taste of Randolph @ Randolph & Peoria
Jun 15-Jul 15: Juneteenth Street @ ETA Creative Arts
Jun 16 (Sat): Sib's Breakfast Club's Annual Black Men Stand Up Celebration @ Windy City Cigar Lounge
Jun 16 (Sat): A Chill Day – The Day Party for Cigar Aficionados @ Truth Italian Restaurant
Jun 16 (Sat): Movies in the Park: Marshall @ the DuSable Museum
Jun 16 (Sat): Afro Fusion featuring 9ice Live @ The Promontory
Jun 16 (Sat): Ramonski Luv Presents George Clinton @ Horseshoe Casino Hammond
Jun 16 (Sat): Divine Nine 5K Run @ Jackson Park
Jun 16 (Sat): Joe featuring Stokley @ County Club Hills Theatre

Jun 19 (Tue): Juneteenth Chicago featuring J Ivy and Sistah Afrika @ The Promontory
Jun 19 (Tue): Seal @ Ravinia Festival
Jun 19 (Tue): Roxane Gay @ City Winery
Jun 20 (Wed): Summer Breeze Jazz Concert Series @ The Promontory
Jun 20 (Wed): 2018 Sounds of History Jazz Series @ the DuSable Museum
Jun 21 (Thu): Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room
Jun 22 (Fri): Jill Scott and The Roots @ Ravinia Festival
Jun 23 (Sat): First Lady of Bronzeville Garden Party "It's a Day Party" @ Gallery Guichard and Great Migration Sculpture Garden
Jun 23 (Sat): Welcome Summer with House Music! @ River City Marina
Jun 23 (Sat): “A Night of 100 Stars” 2018 Gala @ the DuSable Museum - THIS EVENT HAS MOVED TO OCTOBER 6TH
Jun 23-24 (Sat-Sun): Chicago Food Truck Festival @ 1600 S. Wabash
Jun 23-24 (Sat-Sun): Randolph Street Market Festival @ 1341 W. Randolph Street
Jun 24 (Sun): Chicago 49th Annual Pride Parade @ Broadway and Montrose

Jun 23-Jul 29: Support Group For Men @ Goodman Theatre
Jun 27 (Wed): Chosen Few DJs Take Over @ Daley Plaza
Jun 27 (Wed): Summer Breeze Jazz Concert Series @ The Promontory
Jun 29 (Fri): Ice Cube’s BIG 3 Basketball League @ The United Center
Jun 30 (Sat): Chicago SummerDance presents Salsa @ the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park
Jun 30 (Sat): Morris Day and the Time ft. Sheila E @ County Club Hills Theatre
Jun 30-Jul 1 (Sat-Sun): Hip Hop Camp Out 2018 @ various Cook County Forest Preserves

Click below to check out these related posts:
Black Chicago Summer Events (May 2018)
Black Chicago Summer Events (July 2018)
Black Chicago Summer Events (August 2018) - coming soon
Black Chicago Summer Events (September 2018) - coming soon
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