Music

Dusk Variations: A Free Chamber Music Series Starting June 15

FREE CONCERT: Come to Millenium Park on June 15th as this new series of four free concerts of chamber music, inlcuding elements of electronic music, improvisation and rock and roll, combined with classical music. This new Monday series showcases smaller groups performing non-traditional fare for a broader audience and June 15th opens up with ChicagoCentric.

Chicago’s Free Blues Festival – June 12-14

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of all of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During the three days (June 12-14) on six stages, more than 640,000 blues fans last year proved that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World”.

Free Mayfest in Lincoln Square – May 29-31

Chicago:Free The annual German festival features in Lincoln Square live music and maypole dancing. Bring cash for plates of German food and steins of beer. Don’t miss a traditional keg tapping and the crowning of this year’s Mayfest queen during the official opening ceremony (8 p.m. Friday).

Free Concert by Million Dollar Quartet on June 2

The cast of the smash hit Million Dollar Quartet will be performing a free concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. Chicago’s beloved musical was inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock ‘n’ roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

View Millions of Dollars at the Free Fed Money Museum

Come to the free Chicago Fed Money Museum and view millions of dollars in various denominations and learn to detect counterfeits. Spend some time here and see how the Federal Reserve System impacts your life. Located at 230 South LaSalle Street, the Bank’s Money Museum is free and open to the public year-round from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Bank holidays.

See Anima in Free Chicago Concert Premiere at Millennium Park – May 31

Come and see the free concert premiere of “Living the Divine” –New York composer Daniel Brewbaker’s powerful story of hope, love, faith, and the beauty of nature that is brought to life at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on May 31. This world premiere features Anima’s Touring Chorus, Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano; Cynthia Yeh, principal percussionist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and William Buhr, acclaimed pianist.

Chinese Music Virtuosi Perform Free Concert May 19

A free concert will feature the Chicago debut of Chinese music virtuosi with Fulcrum Point ensemble on Tuesday, May 19. As part of the citywide Hong Kong Comes to Chicago 2009 festival, Fulcrum Point New Music Project will present Hong Kong at the Fulcrum Point, a concert collaboration featuring the Chicago debut of the vibrant young Chinese Music Virtuosi ensemble, at the Thorne Auditorium of Northwestern University, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Tuesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Free Tour of Chess Records Studio

In May, Blues Heaven Foundation offers a free 90-minute tour of the historical landmark, Chess Records Studio to any guest that arrives between 12-1pm. In the ’50s and ’60s, Chicago’s Chess Records was one of the country’s foremost labels for electric blues and rock ‘n’ roll with recording artists, including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Buddy Guy and a cavalcade of others.