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Saturday, July 20 offers free arts programming starting at 11am across the Park, culminating in an evening concert by Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winner and South Side native Common performing alongside the Grant Park Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Parnther at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

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Complete Schedule

  • 11am-5pm – Family friendly artmaking with Somos Arte in the North Promenade Tent.
  • 1-3pm – Physical Theater Festival Chicago performances featuring the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, Alexander D’Amazing, Eric Robinson, and Stephanie Diaz with Gaby Diaz, sharing acrobatic displays, clowning and spectacle, trampoline feats, cicada puppets and more in Wrigley Square.
  • 2-3pm – Dance Performances in the North Promenade Tent
  • 2-5pm – INT’L CAFE sparks opportunities for cultural exchange by connecting language speakers/signers of all levels for immersive conversations with new friends in the North Promenade Tent.
  • 3-5pm – Heart of Chicago Soul Club spinning all vinyl, rare and Northern Soul, with Northern Soul Dancing taught by Miss Wolff’s Jiving School (3-4pm).
  • 3-4pm – Eli’s Giant Cheesecake celebrating Millennium Park’s 20th Birthday at Cloud Gate. Join the celebration and enjoy free cheesecake.
  • 7:30pm – Common with the Grant Park Orchestra at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion

The special concert features Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist and South Side native Common performing alongside the Grant Park Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Parnther. Selections include Testify/Prince, Go/Chaka Khan, The Light, Glory, and more.

The concert is free; online reservations are required for the Seating Bowl only and become available on Monday, June 17 at 10am at gpmf.org while supplies last. Seating on the Great Lawn is free and open to the public, first-come, first-served, no reservations required!

The evening will culminate with a fireworks display to celebrate Millennium Park’s 20th Anniversary.


July 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Millenium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 606601 United States
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