The Division of Cultural Affairs and Special Gatherings (DCASE) on Wednesday declared the lineups for three of the city’s no cost summertime new music festivals: the Chicago Gospel Pageant, the Chicago Blues Festival, and the Millennium Park Summer Series.
Of take note: the jazz and blues festivals return as complete-on occasions following pivoting to one-night time-only concerts in 2021 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chicago Gospel Competition (June 4, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park): This year’s lineup options Duane Powell with a DJ Sunday Support the Higher Harvest Sanctuary Choir, Pastor Daniel X. Smith and NSMIC a tribute to Deacon Reuben Burton, that includes Tim White and Refocused and The Hoskins Family a tribute to Dr. LouDella Evans Reed that includes GMAC (Gospel Music In accordance to Chicago), The Conventional Choir, Darlene Roberts, Felicia Coleman-Evans, Loretta Oliver and Vernon Oliver-Rate Kierra Sheard Kelly The Partitions Group The Williams Singers Brian Courtney Wilson and John P. Kee. Pay a visit to ChicagoGospelMusicFestival.us for established situations and far more info.
Chicago Blues Competition (June 9-12): In addition to a full lineup in Millennium Park, this year’s pageant for the to start with time will existing live shows in Austin (5720 W. Chicago Ave.), in Bronzeville (Lillian Hardin Armstrong Park, 4433 S. St. Lawrence Ave.) and at the Confluence on the Chicago Riverwalk (305 West Riverwalk South).
Also new this calendar year is a “Women in Blues” showcase on June 12 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park showcasing a tribute to blues wonderful Mary Lane. Other specific tributes at the competition will honor blues legends Erwin Helfer, Bob Stroger, Gene Barge, Cicero Blake and Willie Henderson.
Featured in this year’s lineup are Shemekia Copeland, Toronzo Cannon, Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Melody Angel, Keith Johnson & The Huge Muddy Band, Demetria Taylor, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, and more. The whole timetable can be observed at ChicagoBluesFestival.us.
Millennium Park Summer season New music Series (June 20-Aug. 18 Monday and Thursday evenings at the Pritzker Pavilion): A host of musical enjoyment will be offered above 10 months of programming like Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Jeff Tweedy, Abigail Washburn, Ana Tijoux, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (seven sons of jazz great Phil Cohran), and CIMAFUNK, among many others. The total plan can be located at MillenniumPark.org
Lineups for the Chicago Jazz Competition (Sept. 1-4), Chicago House Music Pageant and Conference (setting up Sept. 16), and Globe Audio Festival Chicago (Sept. 30-Oct. 9) will be announced in the coming months.