Bronzeville will once again host a series of summer programming that offers shopping, culture, and revelry to the greater Chicago community. Long known as a stronghold of African-American heritage and deep cultural roots, the historic neighborhoods of Bronzeville kick off the seventh season of Bronzeville Summer Nights to celebrate and promote commerce in the community on Friday, June 14, 2019. The subsequent events will run every second Friday of the month through September – 7/12, 8/9, 9/13. Admission is free and open to the public.
Powered by the Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC), an organization committed to lifting up communities and creating new opportunities for inclusive economic growth, Bronzeville Summer Nights is sure to have a little something for everyone. The event series promises an amazing lineup of arts and culture, entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family.
Chicago’s own soul singers Simone Green and Denton Arnell of The Voice headline the June 14 kick-off event. Back by popular demand is the BSN Vendor Market offering an eclectic mix of beauty, fashion and craft that heavily promotes the shop local and Chicago-made movements.
Bronzeville Summer Nights’ cultural programming along the 43rd and 47th commercial corridors has played a crucial role in the community’s economic success by engaging over 40,000 participants in the past six years. The event series provides a wonderful opportunity for community members and tourists alike to not only walk the commercial corridors, but also experience the sights and sounds of a neighborhood where African-American music, literature, fine art and theater have historically thrived.
Take in all the action on foot, free trolley rides and by bike. The BSN Bike Tour is back for a third year with partnering sponsor DIVVY-Lyft and hosted by local business partner, Small Shop Cycle & Service.
Participating businesses for June 14th include:
The Connection, Little Black Pearl, Carver 47, St. Ambrose Church, Bronze Beauty Chicago, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, VBody Fitness, CSO Multiplex, BMO Harris Bank, Body Genesis Chiropractic & Natural Health Center and more.
BSN 2019 Sponsors include:
Quad Communities Development Corporation, SSA #47, SSA #56, Associated Bank, DIVVY-Lyft, PNC Bank, Little Black Pearl, Carver 47, McDonald’s on 47th Street, The Connection, Mac Properties, Small Shop Cycle & Service, CSO Multiplex, Alderman Sophia King, Alderman Pat Dowell,
Dates and locations:
Friday, June 14, 2019 | 47th Street – Drexel Blvd. to Lake Park Ave.
Friday, July 12, 2019 | 43rd Street – Cottage Grove Ave. to Greenwood Ave.
Friday, August 9, 2019 | 47th Street – King Drive to Cottage Grove Ave.
Friday, September 13, 2019 | 43rd Street – King Drive to Cottage Grove Ave.
June 14th Programming Overview:
BSN Vendor Market featuring an eclectic mix of beauty, fashion and craft + food vendors. Powered by SOKONI and QCDC
47th & Greenwood
Senior Talk Hosts
THE SENIOR EXPERIENCE
Meet-Up Location: BSN Vendor Market
47th & Greenwood
THE LITTLE BLACK PEARL EXPERIENCE at Carver 47 will include a student art exhibition, entertainment & amazing food!
Join the BSN Bike Tour hosted by Small Shop Cycle & Service and DIVVY-LYFT. Starting at 6:30pm at 4250 S. Cottage Grove. FREE bikes available.
Our June theme is “Greek Night”. Guests are encouraged to rep their Divine 9 affiliation.
Plus FREE Trolley Rides picking up and dropping off at each location!