Chicago In Tune
August 19—September 19, 2021
Citywide * Free and Ticketed Events
Special Evenings at Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Gospel: Friday, September 3, 5:30–8:30pm
Jazz: Saturday, September 4, 5:30–8:30pm
House: Saturday, September 11, 5:30–8:30pm
Blues: Saturday, September 18, 5:30–8:30pm
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Chicago In Tune (August 19 – September 19) is a new citywide festival celebrating music in the key of Chicago — during the 2021 Year of Chicago Music. This month of music will bring iconic neighborhood venues, presenting organizations and musicians from across the city together to celebrate all music genres and forms — with both large and small, free and ticketed events at clubs, concert halls and beyond. Venues, organizations, and artists may submit Chicago In Tune events by visiting Do312.com/ChicagoInTune.
As part of Chicago In Tune, DCASE will present new and reimagined programs in place of this year’s Gospel music, Jazz, House, and Blues festivals in Millennium Park. Four special evenings at Jay Pritzker Pavilion will honor music born and innovated in Chicago, presented by the Millennium Park Foundation.
Special Evenings at Millennium Park:
Chicago In Tune — Gospel Music
This special evening of Gospel music — hosted by Jonathan McReynolds and Inspiration 1390’s Sonya Blakey and DeAndre Patterson — will include a special award to producer Sasha Daltonn and feature LaShon Brown; a celebratory music tribute to Rev. Dr. Clay Evans, Pastor Maceo Woods, Bishop Willie James Campbell and ArchBishop Lucius Hall featuring The Carson Sisters, Nicole Harris, and Illiana Torres; and The Tommies Reunion Choir.
Chicago In Tune — Jazz
Presented with the Jazz Institute of Chicago and featuring Ari Brown, Marquis Hill and Lizz Wright
Chicago In Tune — House
A House music celebration featuring DJ Lady D, Terry Hunter & Mark Hubbard's "Sanitize Your Soul" Gospel House project debut, and a special Paul Johnson Tribute set by Gant-Man. National Anthem by Meagan McNeal, and hosted Mario Smith.
Chicago In Tune — Blues
A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Alligator Records with Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Nick Moss Band, Cash Box Kings with special guests, Shemekia Copeland, Billy Branch and Wayne Baker Brooks
Jay Pritzker Pavilion events will not be limited capacity (beyond normal venue capacity) and will not require advance registration for the seating bowl or lawn. All summer events will adhere to the latest public health and safety guidelines, with mobile vaccinations at many City-sponsored events.