Summer is a great time to be in Chicago. Take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy free outdoor concerts in Millennium Park. Millennium Park is really only about 15 minutes away from Hyde Park by the 6 bus or the Metra. Pack a picnic, grab a bottle of wine and a few blankets, and relax! You’ve earned it!
There are events nearly every day in Millennium Park. Check out the website for a complete listing of lectures, tours, and shows: http://www.millenniumpark.org. Here are a few upcoming events that sound fun to me!
Music without Borders: Antibalas with The Very Best
June 3rd 2010, 6:30-9:30
Antibalas (Spanish for “bulletproof”) is a Brooklyn-based Afrobeat Orchestra that incorporates elements of funk, jazz, and traditional drumming from the Caribbean and from West Africa. The starting band, The Very Best, features singing in Chichewa, Swahili, Portuguese, and English.
Downtown New Sound: She & Him with Hollows
June 7th 2010, 6:30-9:00
You’ll want to get to this show early! She & Him is the two person band composed of Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward! According to their website, “She & Him make music for an eternal springtime, when the temperature is warm enough to go riding with the top (or at least the windows) rolled down and the radio turned up.”
Grant Park Music Festival: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
June 16th 2010, 6:30-8:30