Summertime Chi is finally here. We’ve curated a list of Black events you MUST attend this summer.


June 21: A World OppHERtunities Networking Soiree

June 21: Tribute to Eartha Kitt, Dinah Washington, Natalie Cole & Anita Baker

June 24: KevOnStage @ Rehobath 50th Anniversary Celebration

June 24: Hip-Hop Revival

June 24: Jack Honey Neighborhood Flavor & Ankara Ball Afterparty

June 24: A Night of 100 Stars

June 24: Motown: Lynne Jordan & The Shivers, Dawud & Lura Shareef

June 26-July 28: Swish Dreams Summer Camp


July 1: “AMERICANA” Day Party

July 1-2: Chosen Few Picnic & Music Festival

July 3: For the 99 & The 200 ft. Juvenile Live in Concert

July 4: Tuesdays on the Terrace: Hear in Now

July 6: Stepping Under the Stars 2017 Tribute to Herb Kent

July 7: TRAP Karaoke: Chicago

July 7: House: Steve “Miggedy” Maestro

July 7: Young Professionals Fundraiser to Support Judge Fredrick Bates

July 8: Black Women & Youth Mental Wellness Expo

July 8: The Five Heartbeats Stage Play

July 8: 107.5 WGCI Summer Jam

July 8: IAMAfricaan Day Party

July 8-9: 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 

July 13: Chante Moore

July 14: The Comedy Get Down

July 15: The Silver Room Block Party

July 15: A Tribe Called Quest: Pitchfork Music Festival

July 15: Medea’s Tough Love

July 15: Natural Hair Fest

July 19: Kool & the Gang at Festival of the Lakes

July 19: The First Lady of Song “Ella Fitzgerald” Celebrating 100 Years

July 21: Bronzeville Summer Nights

July 21: R&B Only 

July 22: Kendrick Lamar: The DAMN Tour with Travis Scott & D.R.A.M.

July 22: V103 presents Summer Block Party 

July 22: Gele Day

July 24: J.Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only Tour

July 28: Bring It! Live

July 29: Bantu Fest

July 29: Ghana Fest

July 30: Mary J. Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour


August 4: Isley Brothers

August 12: Steppin: National Steppers Society and Kenneth Watkins

August 13: Queens Power Brunch: Let’s Talk About Hair

August 16: A Jazzy Jam at the Du: Here’s to You Dr. Margaret Burroughs

August 18: Bronzeville Summer Nights

August 19: Bruno Mars

August 19: Windy City Carnival

August 19: Southside With You

August 22: The Five Heartbeats

August 25-26: Soul Yoga Fest

August 26: Or Does It Explode: Black and Brown Punk Show Festival

August 26: 2 Chainz: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour


September 1-4: African Festival of the Arts

September 7: Lauryn Hill & Nas

September 7: Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour 2017

September 8-10: Afro-Summer LOVE Fest

September 15: Bronzeville Summer Nights

Be sure to use the hashtag #BlackOwnedChicago at events to be featured on our Instagram page.

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