“The good life, it feel like Atlanta. It feel like L.A., it feel like Miami. It feel like N.Y., summertime Chi.” -Kanye West-


June 14: Ceelo Green – City Winery

June 15: Sounds of History Jazz Line Up (DuSable)

June 17: Believing Bigger Summit

June 17: Kenny Lattimore – City Winery

June 17: Bronzeville Summer Nights

June 18: Kroc Food Truck Rally

June 18: DuSable Museum Movies in the Park (Creed)

June 23: Mali Music LIVE

June 24-25: Martin Lawerence LIVE

June 25: Celebrating Black Music in the Park (Washington Park)

June 25: Sassy Thrifter’s – “Fleek Market”

June 25: Hashtag LunchBag Chicago (Promontory)

June 25: The Investments Brunch by Conversation Magazine

June 25-26: Chicago Food Truck Fest

June 26: Assata’s Daughter’s BBQ

June 26: Lalah Hathaway – City Winery

June 28: Celebrating Jay Z ‘s Reasonable Doubt 20th Anniversary (Promontory)

June 29: Jazz (Harper Court Music Series)

June 29: Chosen Few DJ’s take over Daley Plaza


July 1-4: African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (Union Park)

July 2: Talib Kweli – City Winery

July 2 : Steppin Under the Stars in Grant Park

July 2-3: Chosen Few Picnic Weekend

July 4: Navy Pier 4th of July Fireworks

July 6-10: Taste of Chicago

July 7: Free Women of Color Fest

July 8-9: Soul Yoga Fest

July 9 – 10: DuSable Arts & Crafts Festival

July 10-11: Macy Gray – City Winery

July 14 & 15: Aaron Neville Duo – City Winery

July 15th: Bronzeville Summer Nights

July 16-17: Natural Hair Fest

July 16: Taste of WVON

July 17: ETA 45th Year Celebration

July 20: Free Boyz II Men concert

July 27: Latin Music (Harper Court Series)

July 27: Diana Ross – Ravinia Festival

July 26 & 27: Drake & Future

July 30: Kierra Sheard with Girl Band Tour


Aug 3: Bettye Lavette – City Winery

Aug 5: Jill Scott at Horse Shoe Casino

Aug 13: Bud Billiken Parade

Aug 13: Reggae Fest Chicago

Aug 19: Bronzeville Summer Nights

Aug 20: Chicago West Side Music Festival

Aug 20: Windy City Carnival

Aug 25-27: Eric Roberson – City Winery

Aug 27: Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour (United Center)

August 27: African Caribbean Music Boat Party

Aug 27: The Technology Brunch by Conversation Magazine 

Aug 28: Chrisette Michele (House of Blues)

Aug 31: Afro-Beat (Harper Court Series)


Sept 1: Lauryn Hill

Sept 1-4: Chicago Jazz Festival

Sept 2-5: African Festival of the Arts, Washington Park

Sept 16: Bronzeville Summer Nights

Sept 24: Chance The Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring Book

Sept 24-25: Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Sept 24-25: AAHHFEST

On-Going Dates

May 21 – Aug 28: Ivinsible Man – Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem

June 4-10: The Marvin Gaye Story (Black Ensemble Theater)

June 27 – Aug 5: Swish Dreams Sports & Educational Foundation Summer Camp

Every Fri: 8-12 The Quarry Event Center

Every Sun at 10 am & 12:30 p.m.: House of Blues Gospel Brunch

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  1. Rika Lee

    Can you all add the Betty Shabazz Int’l Charter School 2nd Annual Benefit Concert feat. KING @ the Promontory??? Please.

  2. First Lady

    Please add THE QUEENS OF HOUSE PICNIC…Saturday August 6th
    Calumet Park Chicago Park District
    9801 s. Avenue G Chicago, Illinois

  3. Fanta Burford-Berry

    Please add Rakim at Marquette Park for Takin It to the Streets Urban International Festival on Saturday, August 6th from 10am – 8pm. Sponsored by Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN)