For The Culture! A Guide To Bronze Chicago’s Summer Picks In The City

Chicago is LIT in the summertime and no one can deny that we LOVE our neighborhood festivals and concerts. Here’s a listing for our cultural-savvy music and foodies who love a good rib or taco or two to wash down with some sangria and finish off with the best in a Soul, Hip Hop, Blues or Jazz show.

JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY RECOMITTMENT CELEBRATION
June 15, 2019
Official Parade Kick-off at 10am
10406 S. Maryland
Chicago, IL
Free Admission

BLACK CULTURE WEEK
June 15 – June 23, 2019
Chicago, Illinois
Various locations celebrating diversity in the arts, wellness politics, tech, business, and more.
For info, visit: www.BlackCultureWeek.com

CHICAGO TACO & TEQUILA FEST
June 15, 2019
Lincoln Park, 1700 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
12–10pm
$10 (includes one margarita); $40 tastings

30TH REAL MEN COOK
June 16, 209
Hales Franciscan High School
4930 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60615
3pm – 6pm
$15 – $30 Admission

CHI SOUL FEST
June 21 and June 22
Navy Pier Pride Presented by American Airlines
Chicago, IL
Free Admission

PASSPORT VIBES: AFROBEAT STREET FESTIVAL
June 22
The Promontory in Hyde Park
All Ages

CHICAGO JERK FEST
June 23, 2019
Washington Park , Chicago, IL 60653
12pm-10pm
$20 admission

PHILIP BAILEY OF EARTH, WIND & FIRE- LOVE WILL FIND A WAY TOUR
June 23, 2019
City Winery
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM DOORS / 8:00 PM START

BUILD STREET FEST
June 28 & 29
Harrison and Laramie, Chicago, IL
Austin Community

TONY TERRY
July 1, 2019
City Winery
Chicago, IL
6:00pm DOORS / 8:00pm START

5TH ANNUAL HOUSE CLUB TOUR/PUB CRAWL
July 3, 2019
Featuring club stops: The Promontory, Frances Cocktail Lounge, Truth Italian Restaurant, The ‘M’ Lounge, Bassline, City Life, Renaissance Bronzeville and others throughout the night.
For ticket prices, visit: www.Houseclubtour.com

DAVE HOLLISTER
July 3, 2019
City Winery
5:00pm DOORS / 7:00pm START

27TH AFRICAN CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
July 4 – July 7, 2019
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Place
Chicago, IL

WINDY CITY RIBFEST IN UPTOWN
July 4–6, 2019
4700 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
Thursday & Friday: 12–10pm, Saturday: 12–9pm
$5 suggested donation benefits Business Partners,
The Chamber for Uptown

CHOSEN FEW DJS HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 6, 2019
Jackson Park at 63rd Street and Hayes Drive (aka “Chosen Few DJs Way”), Chicago, Illinois
Saturday only 7:00am – 9pm
$40 – $400 in advance

WEST FEST CHICAGO
July 5–7, 2019
West Town, Chicago Ave. & Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Friday: 5–10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12–10pm
Free Admission, $5 suggested donation

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
July 9, 2019
City Winery
Chicago, IL
6:00pm DOORS / 8:00pm START

39TH ANNUAL TASTE OF CHICAGO 
July 10 – 14, 2019
Grant Park
Live music stages will feature local and national acts throughout the park. Notable acts include De La
Soil and Taylor Bennett (7/12); Raii and Whitney, AMI (7/11); Kaeyra, Nia Kay, Coda (7/13) musician/singer, Meshell Ndegeocello and Soultress India.Arie  (7/14) with DJ Mike P. spinning at the Goose Island stage.

Admission to park is free. Food tickets are for purchase.

FRESH FEST!
July 11 and July 12
Navy Pier Presented by Allstate Insurance Co.
Chicago, IL
Free Admission

TERISA GRIFFIN
July 13, 2019
City Winery, Chicago, IL
7:00pm DOORS / 8:00pm START

ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST
July 13–14, 2019
Belmont Ave. & Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
11am–10pm
$10 gate donation benefits the Roscoe Village
Chamber of Commerce

BENFEST
July 19–21, 2019
Northcenter, 2215 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60618
Friday: 4–10pm, Saturday: 1–10pm, Sunday:
1–7pm
Free Admission

TASTE OF RIVER NORTH
July 19–21, 2019
Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Friday: 5–10pm, Saturday: 12–10pm, Sunday:
11am–8pm
Admission: $5 donation

THE SILVER ROOM BLOCK PARTY
July 20, 2019
Downtown Hyde Park
Chicago, IL
Saturday only 12noon – 8pm

JEFF BRADSHAW & FRIENDS FEAT. MARQUEAL JORDAN
July 22, 2019
City Winery, Chicago, IL
6:00 PM DOORS / 8:00 PM START

OLETA ADAMS
July 25, 2019
City Winery, Chicago, IL
6:00pm DOORS / 8:00pm START

WICKER PARK FEST
July 26–28, 2019
Milwaukee Ave. btwn. Ashland & North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Friday: 5–10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12–10pm
Free Admission, $10 suggested donation

BANTU FEST
July 27–28, 2019
Hyde Park, Midway Plaisance, 60th Street & Ellis
Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
10am–10pm
Free Admission, $5 suggested donation

CONYA DOSS & GORDON CHAMBERS
July 30, 2019
City Winery, Chicago, IL
6:00pm DOORS / 8:00pm START

MARSHA AMBROSIUS
August 2, 2019
City Winery, Chicago, IL
5:00pm DOORS / 7:00pm START
SOULFUL CHICAGO BOOK FAIR

August 3, 2019
Woodlawn, 61st Street btwn. Cottage Grove &
King Dr., Chicago, IL 60637
10am–8pm
Free Admission

AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS SHOWCASE
August 6, 2019
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Free Admission

90TH BUD BILLIKEN PARADE & IT TAKES A VILLAGE FAMILY FAIR
August 10, 2019
On Martin Luther King Drive at 39th to
Washington Park, Chicago, IL 60653
10am – 4pm
Free Admission
All ages

SANGRIA FESTIVAL CHICAGO
August 17–18, 2019
Humboldt Park, 3021 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
12–10pm
Admission: $15-$65

WESTSIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 17, 2019
Concert & Back to School Activities
Douglas Park, Chicago, IL
Free admission

SOUTH SHORE SUMMER FESTIVAL
August 21, 2019
South Shore Cultural Center 7059 S. Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
Saturday only
Free Admission

TASTE OF GREEKTOWN
August 23–25, 2019
400 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607
Friday: 4–11pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12–11pm
Free Admission

PEARL FEST: 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
August 24, 2019
39th St. Beach, Chicago, IL
11am — 9pm

HOWARD HEWETT
August 25, 2019
City Winery, Chicago, IL
6:00pm DOORS / 8:00pm START

LALAH HATHAWAY
August 27 – 29, 2019
City Winery, Chicago, IL
5:00pm DOORS / 7:00pm START

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
August 30 – September 2, 2019
Washington Park 5531 S. Martin Luther King
Drive, Chicago, IL 60653
$15 – $25 Admission

BRIAN MCKNIGHT
September 5 & 6, 2019
City Winery, Chicago, IL
9:00pm DOORS / 9:30pm START

MOVIES IN THE PARK: MILLENNIUM PARK
Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm
Free Admission
Bring a chair, blanket and cooler to lay on the beautiful Great lawn at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion to check out classic films. It’s a wonderful way of enjoying the breeze from the lakefront and soaking in the beauty of the park’s architectural design—under the stars.

• June 18: Love, Simon.
• June 25: Wonder Woman.
• July 2: The Wiz.
• July 9: 10 Things I Hate About You.
• July 16: Moonlight and Pan’s Labyrinth.
• July 23: The Music Man
• July 30: Fences
• August 5: Inside Out
• August 6: The Muppet Movie
• August 13: Crouching Tiger, Hidden
Dragon
• August 20: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

BRONZE PICKS AT RAVINIA:
• 6/14 : Buddy Guy
• 7/2: T.I.
• 7/9: Maxwell
• 7/14: Jennifer Hudson
• 8/8: Angel Plane
• 8/23-24: Sting
• 8/31: Common and Queen Latifah
• 9/13: Mary J. Blige

 

2019-06-20T16:29:51-06:00

About the Author:

Bronzeville Life is a bi-monthly publication featuring lifestyle, politics, community, business, arts, and culture. The Chicago based paper is produced by the Robert Sengstacke Abbott Foundation.

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