Chicago Journal / Skyline Thursday, June 7, 2012
2012 SUMMER FUN
By IAN FULLERTON
f you’re looking for some live music thissummer, but are among those who upholda strict “no shoes” policy during the hottermonths, then keep it outside. Here are fivechances to tan and jam simultaneously:
Never failing to impress fair-weatherconcertgoers and ardent music connoisseursalike, the Downtown Sound music seriesmakes its triumphant return to Chicago thissummer. Held at Millennium Park’s well-manicured and superbly engineered PritzkerPavilion, this year’s series kicked off in lateMay.This year’s performances includeappearances by hometown heroes Joan of Arc, Canadian alt-country minstrels theSadies and that scholar of soul, CharlesBradley and his Extraordinaires. Pastperformers have included Blond Redhead,Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and the Books. Thewhole thing is surprisingly hipper than thou,considering it’s organized by the city.Running through late July, the showshappen on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and aregloriously free.
Jammin’ at the Zoo
Walk with the animals, talk with theanimals … and rock with the animals thissummer at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Held atthe zoo’s Gateway Pavilion, the monthlyJammin’ at the Zoo rolls out on June 22with Utah-based rockers Neon Trees. Julybrings Better Than Ezra to the stage and theseries wraps up with the pop-rock outfits HotChelle Rae and Allstar Weekend in August.Now in its 18th season, Jammin’ at the Zoo isbilled as a family-friendly event.Advance tickets for the shows, which wenton sale this week, are $23 for adults and$12 for children, with discounted rates forzoo members. Gates open at 6 p.m., openingbands start at 7 p.m. and headliners go on at9 p.m.
Lincoln Park Arts & MusicFestival
Residents of Lincoln Park can breathe asigh of relief as they retain their covetedparking spot and walk to the fourth annualLincoln Park Arts & Music Festival. Inaddition to live music (last year’s eventfeatured a performance from local roots-rock group the Freddy Jones Band), the fest — which is organized by the Lincoln ParkChamber of Commerce and commences onJuly 7 — serves as a showcase for uniqueartisans, diverse restaurants and kid-friendly
Tunes inthe outdoors
Check these places to catch some sun along with your music
The spring and summer concert series at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion got off to a startMonday, May 23, 2011
See OUTDOOR MUSIC on Page B6
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