Millennium Park Residency Partners

June 4, July 23, August 25 & 26, 2023

  • Praize Productions, Inc. (June 4, 6:30pm)

  • Chicago Human Rhythm Project (July 23, 6pm)

  • National Public Housing Museum (August 25, 6pm)

  • Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (August 26, 6pm)

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion • Free Admission

Event entrances at Randolph Street and Monroe Street • Entrance Map

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The City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the inaugural Millennium Park Residency Program (MPRP), providing select cultural organizations each year the resources and platform to showcase their work as part of Millennium Park’s robust summer season of free programming.

For the first 2023 MPRP cohort, DCASE is pleased to partner with The Chicago Human Rhythm Project, The National Public Housing Museum, Praize Productions, Inc., and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance. These four nonprofit organizations share DCASE’s commitment to providing high quality work, and have curate unique and innovative programming throughout Millennium Park in 2023.


Praize Productions, Inc “Call Her by Name”

Sunday, June 4 • 6:30pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Praize Productions, Inc., Call Her By Name

“Call Her By Name” is a multidisciplinary, theatrical production that is a call and response for the modern-day woman, presented by Praize Productions, Inc. one of the four Chicago companies in residence at Millennium Park.

Praize Productions, Inc., (PPI) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, organization housed on the South Side of Chicago. PPI's unique approach to artistry is holistic in style for they wish to develop the full artist by infusing both social and educational approaches rooted in social consciousness.

This Millennium Park Residency performance is made possible by the generous support of the Millennium Park Foundation and the Pritzker Foundation.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project

Sunday, July 23 • 6pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (Photo credit: Philamonjaro)

Kicking off its 35th anniversary season, Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents a ground shaking showcase of Chicago's celebrated rhythm culture featuring performances by Natya Dance Theatre, Stone Soup Rhythms, Chicago Dance Crash, Collaborative Institute of Cultural Arts, and Ayodele Drum & Dance with special guests at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

This Millennium Park Residency performance is made possible by the generous support of the Millennium Park Foundation and the Pritzker Foundation.

On the Lawn: Hosted by Roxanne Shanté with Music by DJ Spinderella

Friday, August 25 • 6pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion

DJ Spinderella

Join the National Public Housing Museum for a free concert featuring artists with meaningful connections to public housing. Iconic rapper Roxanne Shanté will host the evening with music by legendary hip-hop icon DJ Spinderella and performances by local favorites acclaimed R&B and soul musician Isaiah Sharkey and celebrated ragtime pianist Reginald Robinson, famed R&B singer Slique Jay Adams, renowned dancer Christopher "Mad Dog" Thomas, and more surprise appearances by special guests! The evening will kick off with a community conversation hosted by Erin Allen, host of WBEZ’s daily Rundown podcast.

On the Lawn Free Concert August 25, 6pm Millennium Park, Isaiah Sharkey, DJ Spinderella, Roxanne Shanté, Reginald RobinsonThe concert will be complemented by a weekend-long installation throughout the park focused on civic love and engagement based on the National Public Housing Museum's 36 Questions for Civic Love toolkit. Civic love is one’s love for society, expressed through a commitment to the common good. It is a belief in the idea that we’re all better off, when we are all better off, and is manifested through all kinds of actions like volunteering, marching, speaking against systemic injustice, and making reparations. Learn more.

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This Millennium Park Residency performance is made possible by the generous support of the Millennium Park Foundation and the Pritzker Foundation.

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

Saturday, August 26 • 6pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Somos un Solo Pueblo, Mexico y Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA)

The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA) in partnership with Cuerdas Clásicas, AfriCaribe, and the Chicago Philharmonic present Somos un Solo Pueblo, Mexico y Puerto Rico as part of the inaugural Millennium Park Residency Program. This one-of-a-kind symphonic concert honors and celebrates Chicago’s vibrant and diverse Puerto Rican and Mexican communities on the iconic Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage. Emeritus Puerto Rico Symphony Conductor Roselin Pabón from San Juan, Puerto Rico and Symphony Conductor & Composer Sergio Cárdenas from Cd. Victoria, Mexico will present a cross-culture repertoire including popular Puerto Rican songs like Preciosa, plus Bomba and Plena music. Chicago groups Latin Music Project Ensemble, Cuerdas Clásicas, Mexican Folkloric Dance Company, and AfriCaribe will join in the celebration onstage with guest artists from Mexico and Puerto Rico.

PRAA also will bring “pop-up” music presentations throughout the summer on the Millennium Park grounds.

The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA) is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Puerto Rican culture by maintaining traditions, showcasing Puerto Rican arts and music, providing music and arts educational programming, and cultivating pride in Puerto Rican heritage.

This Millennium Park Residency performance is made possible by the generous support of the Millennium Park Foundation and the Pritzker Foundation.

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