Start your summer off right by seeing acclaimed Chicago band Poi Dog Pondering play a free concert in South Barrington at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 23.
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.
The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance Series presents free Zydeco dance lessons by Buddy Bates & Rebecca Unger and live music by Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, performing original Louisiana-style Creole music.
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.
Called Sunday in the Park with Civic, a percussion ensemble from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s MusiCorps program offers a free, family-friendly, interactive chamber program for children Sunday May 3 at Indian Boundary Park in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Are you ready for some blues? The Chicago Blues Festival takes over Grant Park this weekend — June 12-14 — and continues to be the largest free blues festival […]
Looking for something out of the ordinary to do to on Mother’s Day? Check out the free Sunday Salon Series where the talented duo of Julie Bentley and Kuang-Hao Huang present an eclectic Mother’s Day program which includes Britten’s A Charm of Lullabies and Messiaen’s Poemes pour Mì, as well as songs by Poulenc, Adams and Corigliano.
Take a long lunch break and join Classical Mondays at the Chicago Cultural Center for an free afternoon concert of classical music as violinist Jasmine Lin and cellist Jacob Braun perform Homage II for violin and cello as well as Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello.
The Words & Music Program, a joint program presented by The Chicago Public Library and Ravinia Festival makes it possible for patrons to obtain free lawn passes to select Ravinia summer concerts. Visit any branch of The Chicago Public Library to get more details on eligible concerts and lawn ticket availability.
PLENTY TO CHEW ON The 16th annual Chef’s Fest will be cooking from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Arlington Park Racecourse, at Euclid and Wilke in Arlington […]
This April, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presents three concerts by the Carnatica Brother, Julie Fowlis and Carmen Souza as part of the Chicago Cultural Center Presents series, an ongoing showcase series that highlights critically acclaimed national and international musicians.
NOTE THIS IS AN ENTRY FROM LAST YEAR – 2008 Here is the link to this years post Free Concert – Broadway In Chicago – June 30, 2008 Broadway […]