What's Happening This Weekend (6/1)

Summer in Chicago means good music -- outdoors and in!

Gospel Music Festival is filling Millennium Park with praise this weekend… The Stellar Awards are hosting a celebration in honor of Black Music Month tonight (Saturday 6/1) in a performance featuring Brian Courtney Wilson, James Fortune, Anthony Brown and more! And it’s all free!

Get your hip hop and house music on at Hyde Park Brew Fest today (Saturday 6/1) and tomorrow (Sunday 6/2)... groove to Chicago's best DJs and tomorrow, check out live performances from Biz Markie, Estelle, Chantay, Byron Stingley and Terisa Griffin!

RBRM – Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike – hit the stage at the Venue at Horseshoe Casino tonight (Saturday 6/1) at 8pm. (You must be 21 and up to enter the casino and attend the show.) Tickets here.

Wu Tang Clan’s 25thAnniversary Tour takes over the Aragon tonight (Saturday 6/1) at 7pm! Tickets here.

& the Muscular Dystrophy Association is spreading some goodness this morning (Saturday 6/1) at Ty Warner Park in Westmont with their 9thannual Muscle Walk for MDA. Registration starts at 9:30am and the walk steps off at 11am. For info on the walk, click here and for more ways to donate, volunteer or help, click here.

Looking ahead to next week…

Oscar & Grammy-winning hip-hop star Common performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Monday (6/3) night at 7:30pm at Symphony Center to raise money for the Symphony’s education and outreach programs. Tickets and info here.

Raheem DeVaughn plays two wait-list only shows at City Winery on Friday night (6/7) at 7 & 10pm. Info here.

Ronnie Laws and Lonnie Liston Smith with Norman Connors and Jean Carne are at Promontory for two shows next Friday night (6/7) at 6 & 9pm. Tickets here.

Whatever you choose, have fun and don’t let me EVER hear you say you don’t have anything to do!

Jeanne Sparrow


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