Explore youth arts programs from across the city and enjoy a showcase of hundreds of outstanding young Chicago artists. YAS! Fest — the Youth Arts Showcase — is Chicago’s largest celebration of young artists and youth arts organizations, featuring the creative work of musicians, actors and dancers, artists and more throughout Millennium Park.
Chicago hip hop artist Tink headlines the event, with opener OSTON. Chicago rapper Lizzie G emcees, and Jamal Smallz spins music throughout the day.
(schedule subject to change)
Chase Promenade South — Live Music, Dance and DJs
Featuring Lizzie G as emcee and Jamal Smallz spinning throughout the afternoon
Plus featured activities by the Chicago Park District including beaches & pools lifeguard boat and Go Grind skateboarding, BMX & graffiti wall.
Chicago Park District community partners include Art of Culture, Broadway Youth Center, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Chicago Freedom School, Economic Awareness Council, Ignite, Music Box Foundation, Music Forward Foundation, My Block My Hood My City, Shedd Aquarium, Vocalo, WE and West Town Academy
Chase Promenade North — YAS! Lounge
Plus featured activities by Barrel of Monkeys, Chicago Architecture Center, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Schools Department of Arts Education, Contexture Media Network, Free Spirit Media, Free Write Sound & Vision, True Star Media, Storytown Improv, Street Level, Teen Arts Pass, WeJam DJ Academy and YAS! Corner by Allstate.
Cloud Gate Plaza — Dance Performances and Activations
Plus featured activites by Changing Worlds, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Marwen, Merit School of Music, Puerto Rican Arts Alliance and Yollocalli Arts Reach.
Millennium Park Summer Theatre Residency at Cloud Gate: Full Moon Jam
The Great Lawn — Public Art Garden
Jay Pritzker Pavilion