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Millennium Park's renowned music, arts and recreation programming moves online for Chicagoans and visitors to enjoy from home.
• Thursdays, June 18 & 25 and July 9, 16, 23 & 30: A genre-defying Music Series features Sam Trump, Nola Ade, DJ Duane Powell, Dee Alexander, Khari B., The Junius Paul Quartet, Jon Langford, The Braided Janes, Zeshan B, Sen Morimoto and other local musicians
• July 31, August 2, 6-8pm: Blues Music performances, in the spirit of the Chicago Blues Festival, by Melody Angel, John Primer, Toronzo Cannon and others
• Saturdays, June 6 - August 29, 8-9am: Workout: a weekly schedule of rotating Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba© classes
• Select dates, June 10 - August 14: Grant Park Music Festival Remixed reimagines the popular concerts with weekly Wednesday-night radio broadcasts with longtime partner 98.7WFMT, as well as live and on-demand video streaming. The series, curated by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, features the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus and an array of special guests.
“Millennium Park at Home” is supported, in part, by a Chicago Community Trust grant, the Millennium Park Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Artists and musicians talk and demonstrate their crafts in a live chat group.
• June 20, 1-2pm: Meet an Artist with Chai Tulani
• June 27, 1-2pm: Meet an Artist with Ugochi
• Revisit photos and artist statements
Wednesdays, July 1-29: The new citywide, at-home version of Chicago SummerDance - the favorite summer tradition. Programs include a 30-minute dance lesson followed by 60 minutes of music. Salsa, Swing, Line Dancing and more.
July 8-12: Taste of Chicago To-Go offers online cooking demo, ways to order your favorite Taste treats and an expanded "Community Eats" program, supporting about 25 neighborhood restaurants and food trucks while providing free meals to nonprofits serving healthcare and other frontline workers.
Now extended through 2021, the Year of Chicago Music continues to support the local music industry. DCASE has partnered with Do312 to launch a listing of Year of Chicago Music Virtual Concerts to highlight the local music venues and musicians sharing "Music in the Key of Chicago" digitally. If you're hosting a virtual concert or music event, please send information and an image to email@example.com.