Millennium Park Summer Music Series

Summer starts in June, and that means the Millennium Park Summer Music Series will be back for another season of free live concerts. Performers will grace the stage at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (almost) every Monday and Thursday from June 12th through August 21st, 2017.

A wide range of acts are scheduled to perform this summer, from well-known artists to up-and-coming bands. The lineup represents multiple countries bringing international talent to Chicago. Whether you enjoy rock, jazz, blues, country, or R&B, you are sure to find a show on this list that will pique your interest. And why not try something new? After all, these shows are totally free, so you don’t have anything to lose!

Millenium Park Lawn

We’ve compiled the complete list of events below:

Monday, June 12th, 6:30 PM | Otis Taylor w/ Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native

Thursday, June 15th, 6:30 PM | No BS! Brass Band w/ Dayme Arocena

Monday, June 19th, 6:30 PM | Gregory Porter w/ The Tomeka Reid Quartet

Thursday, June 22nd, 6:30 PM | Hurray for Riff Raff w/ Matthew Santos

Monday, June 26th, 6:30 PM | Jaga Jazzist w/ AfrotroniX

Thursday, June 29th, 6:30 PM | Lady Wray w/ Zeshan B & the Transistors

Monday, July 10th, 6:30 PM | Natalie Prass w/ Angelica Garcia

Thursday, July 13th, 6:30 PM | Totó La Momposina w/  Xenia Rubinos

Monday, July 17th, 6:30 PM | Big Thief w/ Overcoats

Thursday, July 20th, 6:30 PM | Drive-By Truckers w/ Honeysuckle

Monday, July 24th, 6:30 PM | Amadou & Mariam w/ Frank Waln

Monday, August 7th, 6:30 PM | Gaby Moreno w/ Centavrvs

Thursday, August 10th, 6:30 PM | Youssou N’Dour w/ Bassel & The Supernaturals

Thursday, August 17th, 6:30 PM | Joshua Nelson w/ Tone Ross & Inspired

Monday, August 21st, 6:30 PM | TBD

Bring a blanket, grab a drink, and enjoy a wonderful evening on the lawn with friends and family after work. The summer music series events are all ages. Find out more on the City of Chicago’s website.

If you are visiting other cities this summer, you can also find free music series in Denver and San Francisco.


Go out tonight, and any night. Jukely is a concert subscription that gives members guestlist access to hundreds of music events – for one price. Whenever you want to go out, you’ll always have something to do. Learn more and sign up at jukely.com.