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Big Freedia & Ramsey Lewis Tribute to Headline Millennium Park Summer Series

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Big Freedia will perform at the Millennium Park Summer Concert Series on July 19, 2023. Photo credit, Wayan Barre


Free Concerts, Films, Workouts and More at the Midwest’s #1 Attraction

Get Ready For the 2023 Millennium ParkSummer Season—bringing world-class free arts programming to the Midwest’s #1 attraction. The City of Chicago and DCASE Artist lineups were just announced for the popular Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Mondays and Thursdays, June 22 – August 21) featuring some of the biggest names in music including New Orleans' Bounce Music's favorite Big Freedia (July 13), Carla Morrison, KurtVile, PJ Morton, Yemi Alade, Shemekia Copeland and others. This 10-part music series showcases a wide range of genres on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion’s stage. Kicking off the 2023 series is a special tribute to Chicago’s own Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis (June 22).

The Millennium Park Summer Film Series announced its show stopping outdoor movie lineup (Tuesdays, July 11 through August 29), including Black Panther:Wakanda Forever; Top Gun: Maverick; Clueless; Barbershop and the 2023 Best Picture Oscar winner, Everything Everywhere All at Once, among others. Films are shown on a 40-foot LED screen from the Pritzker stage with guests in the seating bowl or on the Great Lawn.

The popular Millennium Park Summer Workouts return to the Great Lawn with anew offering of Cardio Kickboxing, in addition to Yoga, Pilates and Zumba, May 27 –September 2 on most Saturdays mornings.

Millennium Park is the official home of the award-winning Grant Park Music Festival’s 10-week season (June 14 – August 19). Throughout the summer season,Millennium Park also features a series of one-night-only special performances showcasing classical music, dance, opera, Broadway hits and more, performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions, including Uniting Voices Chicago’s “Paint the Town Red” (May 25); the Joffrey Ballet’s first-of-its-kind“Joffrey for All Celebration” (June 25); the Concert for Chicago presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (June 27); Lyric Opera’s “Sunday in the Park withLyric” (August 20), the Harris Theater’s 20th Anniversary Celebration (September9), and more.

“DCASE and our cultural partners have curated a dynamic, and diverse summer of free arts programming in Millennium Park. We look forward to welcoming millions of locals and visitors downtown this summer to experience these remarkable programs,” shared DCASE Commissioner Erin Harkey.

Make sure to bring your family and take advantage of the 2023 Millennium Park Summer Season. See the full schedule of free events at MillenniumPark.org. at Plan Your Visit



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