From Garfield Park Conservatory to Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago has a wonderful variety of free things to do year-round but in summer these gratuitous experiences seem to multiply.
While free admission days to many of Chicago’s world-class museums come and go throughout the year and tend to dry up in the busy summer months, fairs, markets, concerts, and an array of special annual events announce themselves once the sun starts shining offering a wealth of free fun.
One of these comes in the form of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s free Tuesdays on the Terrace — a free musical event series for Illinois residents that is set to return on Tuesday, June 13!
Offering Chicagoans the chance to turn the average underwhelming Tuesday into a jubilant evening at the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden, Tuesdays on the Terrace is back with its first June show on Tuesday, June 13.
Running from 5:30 pm until 8 pm, the free shows will then continue every Tuesday through August 29, 2023, highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned musical community all summer long.
Though traditionally hosting jazz performances, the Museum of Contemporary Art has announced that this year it is branching out to other types of music.
“For the first time, Tuesdays on the Terrace expands beyond its jazz focus to include more diverse genres and styles that have unique Chicago roots. This year’s series includes hip-hop, house, blues, bomba, and more, while maintaining a set of jazz performances. Gates open at 4:30 pm; all performances run from 5:30 pm until 8 pm with one set break” reads the Tuesdays on the Terrace page.
There will be light fare and refreshments from the bar though guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink with the exception of alcoholic beverages.
Be aware, Tuesdays on the Terrace is free but capacity is limited so it is advised getting there early or securing a pass online to ensure entry.More information can be found here.
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