The free concert series, Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays returns to Millennium Park in Chicago for a third summer, featuring an eclectic mix of music discoveries, cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, the series includes ten double-bill concerts on Monday nights, running May 23 through July 25, 2011. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Sound is co-curated by Mike Orlove, Director of Music Programming, Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, Jack McLarnan, Program Manager, Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture and Mike Reed, Director for At Pluto LTD. Downtown Sound is supported by Goose Island’s 312 Urban Wheat Ale and the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business. The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park is the official hotel and WBEZ 91.5 FM is a media sponsor of Downtown Sound. For more information about Downtown Sound and all of the programming in Millennium Park, visit www.millenniumpark.org, call 312.742.1168, visit Millennium Park on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
May 23 at 6:30pm – Bonnie “Prince” Billy featuring the Cairo Gang + Eleventh Dream Day
May 30 at 6:30pm – Justin Townes Earle + Andre Williams and the Goldstars
June 6 at 6:30pm – Iron and Wine + The Head and the Hear
June 13 at 6:30pm – Phosphorescent + Campbell Brothers
June 20 at 6:30pm – Kings Go Forth + Ben L’Oncle Soul
June 27 at 6:30pm – Low + Glen Hansard
July 4 at 6:30pm – Seefeel + Cave
July 11 at 6:30pm – Delicate Steve + Bombino
July 18 at 6:30pm – Blonde Redhead + My Gold Mask
July 25 at 6:30pm – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists + Rachel Ries