Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The full schedule of summer concerts in Millennium Park

Posted By on 04.18.12 at 12:01 AM

Ana Tijoux
  • Ana Tijoux
A few weeks ago the city announced a few highlights of the upcoming concert season in Millennium Park, but overshadowing that news was what was missing: the invaluable Music Without Borders series was toast. The city just announced the full schedule for the summer, and this time a second great series is missing: the eclectic lunchtime concerts that took place seven days a week Monday through Friday. There are lots of great shows coming up, but the loss of those two series remains a bitter pill—this summer's lineup is a shadow of previous years' offerings. After the jump, the full schedule for Downtown Sound, Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz, and the new Loops and Variations, which is pretty much a continuation of Dusk Variations under a new name. Headliners are listed first. The schedule for the Grant Park Music Festival has already been announced.

Downtown Sound, Mondays, 6:30 PM

5/28: Kelly Hogan, Scott Lucas & the Married Men

6/4: Jonathan Richman, Joel Paterson & the Modern Sounds

6/11: The Eternals, Wild Belle

6/18: Cloud Cult, Judson Claiborne

6/25: Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, Chico Trujillo

7/2: Joan of Arc, Daniel Knox

7/9: The Sadies, James Vincent McMorrow

7/16: Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Abigail Washburn

7/23: Ana Tijoux, Sidi Touré

7/30: SMOD, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

Loops and Variations, Thursdays, 6:30 PM

6/7: Chris Clark, Jan Jelinek & Andrew Pekler, Casino Versus Japan

6/14: Deerhoof and Ensemble Dal Niente

6/28: Eighth Blackbird

7/5: A Winged Victory for the Sullen and ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble)

7/12: Third Coast Percussion

Sun 8/26: John Luther Adams's Inuksuit, at 5:30 PM

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz, Thursdays, 6:30 PM

7/19: Blowing in From Chicago, with Edward Wilkerson Jr. and Ari Brown

7/26: Erwin Helfer: A Life in Boogie and Blues

8/2: Roots of Routes: Makaya McCraven's Global Unit

8/16: By a Little Light: Matt Ulery's Loom with special guests

8/23: Frank Rosaly's ¡Todos de Pie! (Everyone Stand Up!)

8/30: Exquisitely for Ella: A Songbook Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, with Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra (opening night of the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival)

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