See What’s Happening at Millennium Park
The weather is heating up, school is almost over and Chicago is gearing up for another fantastic season of musical performances. This summer, head to the iconic Millennium Park! See what’s happening at Millennium Park below.
On June 3, the American indie folk band Bon Iver is making a monumental return to Millennium Park for the first time since 2011. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here, with prices ranging from $31 lawn tickets to $86 reserved tickets. After a five-year hiatus, the band returned to the top charts with its 2016 album titled 22, A Million. The album features falsetto vocals around a collection of experimental arrangements. At the concert, expect to hear a mix of old and new hits from the band!
Chicago Blues Festival
From June 8 to June 10, visit Millennium Park for the annual Chicago Blues Festival. As the largest free blues festival in the world, The Chicago Blues Festival spans across four stages, with three days of performances. Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King and Bo Diddley. This year’s lineup can be found on the official City of Chicago website. The festival is free to attend, with music beginning at 11 a.m. each day. You can follow the Chicago Blues Festival and find updates by following @ChicagoDCASE on Instagram and Twitter.
Other things to see
Performances are of course not the only thing to see at Millennium Park. On any given day, take a photo in front of Cloud Gate, more commonly known as “The Bean.” Designed by British artist Anish Kapoor, this 110-ton sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world. Another iconic Chicago attraction is the Crown Fountain. Designed by Jaume Plensa, this massive fountain contains two 50-foot glass block towers. Video images of Chicago citizens are projected on the towers, to make it appear as if water is spouting from their mouths. For more Millennium Park attractions, visit the official City of Chicago website.
This summer, Millennium Park is brimming with fun things to do. As you plan out your Chicago excursion, don’t forget to book a stay at any of the great local hotels! If most of your days are spent at Millennium Park, then we recommend you stay at any of the hotels listed below. Each property offers an abundance of amenities, each with their own personal touch.
WHERE TO STAY
This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499
City Suites Hotel
A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.
The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.