34th Chicago Gospel Music Festival

May 31 & June 1, 2019 • Free Admission • 11am–9pm

Chicago Cultural Center & Millennium Park

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Celebrating the great influence of the music genre born in this city more than 80 years ago, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival will present the top gospel artists in the country. Over the years, the festival has featured traditional choirs to contemporary urban gospel mixed with hip-hop and house music.



Complete Schedule (Ricky Dillard pictured)

Complete Schedule

This year's festival opening night’s final performance will feature Chicago Gospel music artist and choir director, Ricky Dillard & New G (Reunion Choir).


Gospel Music Workout

Gospel Music Workout

Join fitness instructors and a DJ for a special gospel music edition of the Millennium Park workouts.


Chicago Music Legacy Brochure

Chicago Music Legacy Brochure

Download the 2019 music legacy brochure.


Chicago Gospel Music Festival History

Festival History

A Short History of Gospel Music in Chicago
By Robert M. Marovich.


How to Apply for 2020

How to Apply for 2020

Submissions will be accepted in the fall.


Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partners of the Chicago Gospel Music Festival.


Gospel Music Festival Press Room

Festival Press Room

Find information about obtaining media credentials for Gospel Music Festival.

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Millennium Park

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am–11pm
Welcome Center 9am–5pm
Plan Your Visit Here

Find us:

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Take CTA to Millennium Park

  • From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
  • From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
  • Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

If parking, Millennium Garages are located at Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave. Pre-purchase parking online and save up to 50% off drive-up rates.

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Video: Tracing the history of gospel music in Chicago

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