Chicago In Tune music festival: 575+ shows

Chicago In Tune music festival: 575+ shows

Chicago is alive with the sound of music throughout its neighborhoods–activating the streets, plazas and parks.

From the Blues in Bronzeville to Jazz in Engelwood to Dance on Chicago’s Riverwalk to Indies in Wicker Park, 575+ free and ticketed events are on tap throughout the city–now through September 18 with the city’s first ever “Chicago In Tune.”

“You can try to define, categorize or pigeonhole it, but at the end of the day, there is no singular sound that encompasses Chicago’s music scene,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “This wide variety of music not only reverberates through and breathes life into every corner of our city, but it is highlighted and celebrated during incredible events like Chicago in Tune.”

Highlights during Chicago In Tune include:

  • Thirsty Ears Festival presented by Access Contemporary Music (August 14 & 15,, Uptown neighborhood
  • Sounds Of Solidarity / El Sonido De La Solidaridad presented by Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (August 14,, Hermosa neighborhood
  • The South East Performance Arts presented by The Stillwell Institute for Contemporary Black Art (August, Auburn Gresham neighborhood
  • Sweet Home South Chicago presented by South Chicago Parents & Friends, Inc. (August 21,, South Chicago neighborhood
  • Frida Festival presented by ARTE (August 21 & 22), Pilsen neighborhood
  • Broadway in your Backyard presented by Porchlight Music Theatre (August 28,, North Lawndale neighborhood
  • Feeling Groovy: A Celebration of Independent Record Labels in Chicago presented by The Hideout (August 26 & 28, September 15 & 22,, Wicker Park Neighborhood
  • 4th Annual Nu Jazz Pop Festival presented by Live the Spirit Residency (August 30,, Englewood neighborhood
  • 29th Ward 7th Annual Free Blues Fest presented by Isaac S. Carothers Youth and Senior Foundation (September 3), Austin neighborhood
  • Rockwell Blues & Jazz Street Stroll presented by Delmark Records & Rockwell Business & Residents Association (September 4,, Northcenter neighborhood
  • PLUGGED-IN presented by Beverly Area Arts Alliance (September 4,, Morgan Park neighborhood
  • Argyle Night Music presented by Uptown United (September 9, 16, 23 & 30,, Uptown neighborhood
  • Dance Down by the River presented by Open the Circle (September 10,, Chicago Riverwalk 
  • Englewood Music Fest presented by Englewood Arts Collective (September 18,, Englewood neighborhood
  • We Austin presented by Juan & Only LLC (September 19,, Austin neighborhood
  • D-Composed Family Edition presented by D-Composed Gives (September 19,, East Garfield Park neighborhood
  • 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret presented by Chicago Cabaret Professionals (September 19 & October 3,, Bronzeville neighborhood


Special music events at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion during Chicago In Tune include “Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars” (August 29 at 6–8 p.m., and “Baroque in the Park” presented by Music of the Baroque (September 10 at 6:30–8 p.m.,

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