Make Music Chicago 2015: Events and Performances

Make Music Chicago 2015: Events and Performances
Make Music Chicago 2014. Photo by Elliot Mandel

Make Music Chicago 2015, presented by Rush Hour Concerts, brings a full day of free musical performances and events to Chicago this Sunday, June 21.

This is year five for the Chicago celebration which is part of a worldwide day of music that takes place in more than 700 cities and is known internationally as, Fête de la Musique,

The annual event, which is always held on the Summer Solstice, is a great way to kick off the season. This year, with the Solstice falling on Father's Day, there will be some special events just for Dad (see highlights below).

 Make Music Chicago celebrates the ability of everyone to participate in music-making.

Throughout Chicago music-makers of all ages, skills and musical tastes–both amateurs and professionals—will be making music at more than 200 events at 80 plus locations.

From sun up to sundown events and performances will take place in over 20 Chicago neighborhoods along with city center venues including Millennium Park’s Wrigley Square, Old Town School of Folk Music, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art and others.

 Even the newly opened 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Chicago Riverwalk and Maggie Daley Park will be getting into the act this year.

Highlights for Make Music Chicago for 2015 include:

  • A Father's Day Sing-A-Long at Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph Street, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
  • The Sinatra Mobile Piano Bar: Outside of the Chicago Theatre (175 N State Street) from 1:30 to 2:40;: Welles Park (2333 W Sunnyside Avenue) from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. and Maggie Daley Park’s Picnic Grove West(337 E. Randolph Street), 5:00 to 5:45.
  • Twenty performances along the Chicago Riverwalk, from noon to 5 p.m. 
  • A Sing-Along at Newberry Library offering families an opportunity to sing and play-along to selections from the library’s early 20thcentury American sheet music collection including Yankee DoodleOh! SusannaCamptown RacesMaple Leaf Rag and more, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

  For a complete list of this year’s events and performance sites visit Make Music Chicago.

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