Chicago Music Summit Rocks with Day of Free Concerts and Events

Chicago Music Summit Rocks with Day of Free Concerts and Events
Santah, an indie rock band from Chicago will perform in the Rock Room at Chicago's free music showcase

From hip hop to classical and everything in-between Chicago will showcase its powerhouse music scene with free concerts, free panel discussions and networking plus after-parties (some with cover fees) at some hip neighborhood establishments–all part of the first Chicago Music Summit on September 20.  The inaugural Chicago Music Summit is sponsored by Google.

More than 20 local acts from six different musical genres will perform throughout the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by the after-parties at various venues–with most starting at 10 p.m.

Begin the night in the Electronic Room at 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center with an all-night DJ collective by Atmospheric Audio Chair and end your night with Kembe X of the Village in the Hip-Hop Room at 8:30 p.m.

During the evening, join Third Coast Percussion in the Contemporary Classical Room at 7:05 p.m. and rock out with local band Pillars and Tongues in the Rock Room at 7:40 p.m. Be soothed by the jazz stylings of The Ari Brown Quintet in the Jazz Room at 7:55 p.m. or visit Matthew Skoller in the Blues Room at 7:55 p.m. Each room will showcase between two and four acts.

The Industry Panels portion of the Chicago Music Summit which takes during the day is already at capacity and registration is now closed.  However, a limited number of badges will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

The evening Music Showcases at the Cultural Center are FREE and open to the public; registration is not required. A full line up is listed below:

Friday, September 20, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center

Rock Room – Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
7:05 – 7:25 p.m. Suns
7:40 – 8 p.m. Pillars and Tongues
8:15 – 8:45 p.m. Santah

Contemporary Classical Room – Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South
6:30 – 6:50 p.m. Third Coast Percussion
7:05 – 7:25 p.m. Fonema Consort
7:40 – 8 p.m. The Gaudete Brass Quintet

Hip-Hop Room – Randolph Square, 1st Floor North
6:45 – 7:05 p.m. Lucki Eck$
7:20 – 7:40 p.m. Save Money Army
7:55 – 8:15 p.m. Psalm One
8:30 – 8:50 p.m. Kembe X of The Village

Jazz Room – Millennium Park Room, 5th Floor South
6:45 – 7:05 p.m. The Rajiv Halim Quintet
7:20 – 7:40 p.m. Laurenzi/Ernst/Green
7:55 – 8:15 p.m. The Ari Brown Quintet
8:30 – 8:50 p.m. Marquis Hill’s Blacktet

Blues Room – Washington Room, 5th Floor South
6:45 – 7:05 p.m. The Claudettes feat. Johnny Iguana
7:20 – 7:40 p.m. Toronzo Cannon
7:55 – 8:15 p.m. Matthew Skoller
8:30 – 8:50 p.m. Eric “Guitar” Davis and the TroubleMakers

Electronic Room – Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North
6:30 – 9 p.m. Atmospheric Audio Chair (DJ collective)
In conjunction with SHIFT: A New Media Exhibit by Luftwerk

*schedule subject to change

Chicago Music Summit Neighborhood Events
Friday, September 20, beginning at 9 p.m., Various Locations

The music plays on around town at neighborhood venues showcasing the city’s finest independent music acts. Admission info and ticket prices vary. Please check venue websites for details.

Chopin Theatre (Wicker Park)
In the Pregnant Buffalo Lounge
1543 W. Division St., (773) 278-1500
10 p.m. Grazyna Auguscik Group (Jazz)

Double Door (Wicker Park)
Silver Wrapper/CIMMfest Music and Movies Showcase
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., (773) 489-3160
9 p.m. Youngblood Brass Band and special guests
Downstairs video lounge with Odd Obsession

Dragonfly (West Loop)
“Home Is Where the House Is” After Party
832 W. Randolph Ave., (312) 455-1400
Tickets at door only.
9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Chosen Few DJs, Ron Trent, David Sabat, Lady D (House)

The Hideout (Noble Square/Bucktown)
Strange Victory Touring Co.’s 2nd Anniversary Party
1354 W. Wabansia Ave., (773) 227-4433
10 p.m. Cave and Dustin Wong (Psychedelic Rock)

Humboldt Park Boathouse
1440 N. Sacramento Ave.
6 p.m. Fareed Haque & Flat Earth Ensemble perform “Hymn of the Ancients”
Presented as a part of World Music Festival Chicago and the Latino Music Festival.
FREE admission.

Martyrs’ (Northcenter)
3855 N. Lincoln Ave., (773) 404-9494
9:30 p.m. The Scientist Meets Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub with special guests Shinehead & General Jah Mikey. Presented as a part of World Music Festival Chicago.

Mayne Stage (Rogers Park)
1328 W. Morse Ave., (773) 381-4551
Use Promo Code “SUMMIT” for $5 off admission.
8 p.m. The Luck of Eden Hall featuring The Ladies & Gentlemen and Bedfellows (Psychedelic Rock)

National Pastime Theater at The Preston Bradley Center (Uptown)
In the Great Hall
941 W. Lawrence Ave., (773) 327-7077
9 p.m. Julien Labro with The Spektral Quartet (South American Jazz/Tango)

Red Line Tap (Rogers Park)
7006 N. Glenwood, 773-274-5463
9 p.m. Spinning Red and Ament (Hard Rock/Metal)

Reggie’s Music Joint (South Loop)
2105 S. State St., (312) 949-0120
9 p.m. Needles in the Red and Ravensthorn (Rock/Metal)

Smart Bar (Wrigleyville)
3730 N. Clark St., (773) 549-4140
10 p.m. DJs Ejeca, Harry and Jpeg (House/Nu Disco)

The Shrine (South Loop)
2109 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 751-5700
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dub Dis featuring DJ Papa G (Reggae/Dancehall). Hosted by Mr. Greenweedz.
FREE admission.

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