Grant Park Music Festival
The Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago’s summer musical sensation for more than 80 years, proving that a world-class orchestra and chorus may have a positive influence on the city by performing classical music.
The Festival is held every year and offers a 10-week season of concerts, artistic growth efforts, radio broadcasts, and community engagement and outreach programs in addition to the usual summer program.
For summer 2022, the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus are presenting a thrilling selection of music that mixes contemporary compositions with classical selections such as Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty ballet, and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
The July 4th Salute, Lights on Broadway, and Cirque Goes to Hollywood With Live Aerialists Sailing Above the Stage are just a few of the activities available for families.
Taste of Chicago
In June, three Chicago neighborhoods will welcome Taste of Chicago pop-ups with culinary and musical events. There will also be a tiny version of the iconic lakefront extravaganza over three days in July.
Imagine about 30-40 restaurants and food trucks on display each day at the 2022 Taste of Chicago, which will feature three mainstage nighttime concerts.
Welcome to the world’s most popular free-admission outdoor food festival. For more than 40 years, the summer tradition of dining on all of Chicago’s tastes has delighted visitors at Navy Pier. It’s an excellent chance to try some of Chicago’s best restaurants.
There are plenty of food trucks and pop-up eateries at Taste of Chicago. In addition, visitors may watch local artists and their work, see performances from local dance troupes and listen to live music from top-name artists for free.
The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience
Back to the queen’s court and into the remarkable realm of Bridgerton, the Queen herself invites you to a once-in-a-lifetime evening of music and dance, with acrobatic displays, interactive activities, a stunning dance show, and more surprises.
You will be transported to 1813 London to attend the most sought-after ball of the season as a guest at this lovely party.
Prepare to socialize with other Bridgerton members while experiencing an evening unlike any you’ve ever experienced before.
Attend this elegant ballroom will be transformed into a Regency-era marvel, where you can interact with performers in exquisite period costumes, taste delectable beverages, and listen to live music inspired by the Bridgerton score.
The Dungeon of Doom Haunted House
The Haunted House at the Legendary Dungeon of Doom has terrified the Midwest for 25 years.
The Dungeon of Doom is one of the United States’ longest single-walkthrough haunted attractions. The Haunted House is renowned for its “Killer Crew” over-the-top actors and meticulous attention to detail.
They work all year to ensure that the experience is distinct from one year to the next in order for it not to be similar.
Green Mill Jazz
The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge is a jazz club in Chicago’s Uptown region that has been around for years. Since its debut in 1907, the club has hosted performances by a number of jazz greats and presented a wide range of styles, including traditional, bebop, and gypsy jazz.
The club became notorious in the 1920s as a hangout for gangsters. One of Al Capone’s men, Jack McGurn, was a part-owner at one time. The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge has appeared in a number of motion pictures, including Thief, High Fidelity, and The Untouchables.
The club’s no-nonsense attitude has remained unaltered over the years. You will be checked by a bouncer, who will ask you to turn off your phone and keep your voice down during music.
There are a few green velvet-upholstered booths around the bar area, as well as more seats near the stage, but the location is small and fills up fast. Patrons are requested to share their table with others when that occurs.