Friday, June 02, 2017

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events News & Events - June 2017

Chicago Deaprtment of Cultural Affairs & Special Events news & events  
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JUNE 2017

Featured Events
Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Millennium Park
June 2 & 3
Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park
June 9-11
Millennium Park
Enjoy consecutive weekends of Chicago's great music legacy on stage in Millennium Park! Admission to both is FREE! Full schedules and more information at and
Music - most Mondays & Thursday, June 12 - August 21
Films - most Tuesdays, June 13 - August 29
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
Enjoy an exciting lineup of outdoor live music and screened films in the beautiful Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. Take a seat inside the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or find a spot on the Great Lawn for exciting line-up of free live concerts and films screened on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen. For more information on the musicians and films playing throughout the summer at Millennium Park, visit

June Events
Chicago City MarketsUniversity of Chicago First Friday Lecture SeriesMillennium Park Summer Workouts
Chicago City Markets
Through October
Various Locations

City Markets Presented by
Country Financial
Chicago Cultural Center
Millennium Park

Sam Lay In BlueslandChamber MondaysDame Myra Hess Concerts
Chicago Cultural Center
June 5 & 26   
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center 

Chicago International Film Festival 2017 International Screenings ProgramMuddy Waters Mural DedicationReal Boy
Chicago Cultural Center
17 N. State Street-and State Street between Randolph and Washington Streets
Chicago Cultural Center

Millennium Park Summer Music Series _Otis Taylor Band pictured_The Blues BrothersGrant Park Music Festival
Millennium Park Summer Music Series
June 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 & 29
Millennium Park
Millennium Park 
Grant Park Music Festival
June 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28 & 30
Millennium Park

Pride _ PrejudiceA Celebration of Culture_ World Refugee Day 2017Millennium Park Presents _Chicago Mariachi Festival pictured_
Clarke House Museum, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens
June 18 
Chicago Cultural Center
June 18 & 25 
Millennium Park

Family Fun FestivalChicago SummerDanceEugene Eda_s Doors for Malcolm X College
Family Fun Festival
June 19-August 20
Millennium Park
Chicago SummerDance
June 23, 24, 25 & 30
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden
Chicago Cultural Center

The Wall of Respect: Vestiges, Shards and the Legacy of Black PowerThe Pride _ Perils of Chicago_s Public ArtTriptych Unloose
Chicago Cultural Center
Through July 30
Chicago Cultural Center
Triptych Unloose
Through July 30
Chicago Cultural Center

Candida Alvarez_ Here _Candida Alvarez hi ho silver_ 2008 Acrylic on canvas_ 84 x 72 inches Courtesy of the artist_

Candida Alvarez: Here
Through August 6
Chicago Cultural Center

Featured News
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters Mural Dedication on June 8, noon
Kicking off the Chicago Blues Festival weekend, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Loop Alliance will host a dedication ceremony and tribute performance for the Muddy Waters Mural by world-renowned artist Eduardo Kobra. Located at State and Washington Streets, the mural honors Muddy Waters, the artist who electrified the blues and created a Chicago sound that continues to influence generations of musicians. More information at

Alessia Cara
Taste of Chicago Concert Tickets Are On Sale Now
Taste of Chicago, the world's largest free food festival, offers a cultural feast for all of your senses. In addition to the delicious eats from nearly 70 restaurants and food trucks, enjoy celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, dance performances, family fun and concerts by Alessia Cara, Cafe Tacvba, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Passion Pit and the O'Jays. Concert seating tickets start at just $19 and are on sale now at

Taste of Chicago Save the Date for Summer Festivals & Events
July 5-9 - Taste of Chicago
Aug. 19-20 - Chicago Air and Water Show Presented by Shell Oil Products US
Aug. 26 - SummerDance Celebration
Aug. 28 - Fifth Star Honors
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 - Chicago Jazz Festival
Sept. 8-24 - World Music Festival Chicago
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Other Highlights
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, 78 E. Washington St., 4th Fl., Chicago, IL 60602

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