Free Millennium Park Concert on July 14 Celebrates Chicago's Independent Music Community

Chicago's Ric Wilson, Tasha, Mario Abney & The Abney Effect Brass Band perform at Chicago Independent Venue League's premiere summer concert, part of week-long, nationwide concert series

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Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) joins more than 400 independent live music and performing arts venues across the country to celebrate Independent Venue Week. Nearly two-dozen CIVL members will host a variety of programs July 11 - 17, 2022. Thursday July 14 marks the return of CIVL’s Free Concert at Millennium Park, this year featuring Chicago’s Ric Wilson (hip-hop), Tasha (indie, singer/songwriter), and Mario Abney & The Abney Effect Brass Band (New Orleans jazz/soul).

Chicago’s reputation as a world renowned live music hub is largely due to independently owned and operated music venues’ legacies of nurturing homegrown talent. Performers from every genre are afforded opportunities to earn national recognition. More than 50 CIVL member venues proudly represent Chicago’s culture of diverse performative arts.

"For the second year in a row, Chicago Independent Venue League, in partnership with DCASE, is proud to present some of Chicago's most promising artists. This summer's showcase is just a sliver of the talent that music lovers can see every night of the week at one of more than 50 independent live music venues in Chicago."
- Matt Woodburn, organizer and co-owner of The Chop Shop

WHAT: CIVL’s Independent Venue Week Free Concert at Millennium Park featuring Ric Wilson, Tasha, and Mario Abney & The Abney Effect Brass Band

WHEN: Thursday July 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St in downtown Chicago - click here to plan your visit.)

COST: Free

Details at CIVLChicago.com

 

Chicago Independent Venue League participating in Independent Venue Week:

  • Annoyance Theatre & Bar 
  • Beat Kitchen 
  • Berlin
  • Cole's Bar
  • Hideout
  • Lincoln Hall 
  • Metro
  • Reggies 
  • Schubas Tavern 
  • Sleeping Village
  • Spybar
  • Subterranean 
  • The Lincoln Lodge
  • The Promontory 
  • The Wild Hare & Singing Armadillo Frog Sanctuary 
  • Winter's Jazz Club

 

 

 

About CIVL | Chicago Independent Venue League

Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) advocates on behalf of Chicago’s independently owned and operated concert venues and music halls. Founded in 2018, CIVL works to ensure the long-term viability of its member venues so they may continue to provide event-goers with enjoyable live music experiences.

Chicago’s reputation as a world renowned live music hub is largely due to independently owned and operated music venues’ legacies of nurturing homegrown talent. Performers from every genre are afforded opportunities to earn national recognition. More than 50 CIVL member venues proudly represent Chicago’s culture and musical style.

CIVL is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization. Visit CIVLChicago.com for more information or to contribute.

Contact

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www.civlchicago.com