Chicago In Tune

August 19—September 19

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

Free Admission

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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

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:

Friday, September 3, 5:30–8:30pm

Chicago In Tune — Gospel Music

This special evening of Gospel music — hosted by Jonathan McReynolds and Inspiration 1390’s Sonya Blakely and DeAndre Patterson — will feature LaShon Brown; a celebratory music tribute to Rev. Dr. Clay Evans, Pastor Maceo Woods and ArchBishop Lucius Hall featuring The Carson Sisters, Nicole Harris, and Illiana Torres; and The Tommies Reunion Choir.


Saturday, September 4, 5:30–8:30pm

Chicago In Tune — Jazz

Presented with the Jazz Institute of Chicago and featuring Ari Brown, Marquis Hill and Lizz Wright


Saturday, September 11, 5:30–8:30pm

Chicago In Tune — House

A House music celebration featuring “Sanitize Your Soul,” a debut Gospel House Choir collaboration between Mark Hubbard and DJ Terry Hunter


Saturday, September 18, 5:30–8:30pm

Chicago In Tune — Blues

A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Alligator Records with Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling, 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.

To apply for media credentials for Chicago In Tune concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilio, please visit the DCASE Press Room or contact


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