Chicago Gospel Music Festival

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Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
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Enjoy exhilarating music by renowned Gospel artists during the 30th Chicago Gospel Music Festival. Stages will showcase local and national artists celebrating the genre's deep Chicago roots with traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel music in the city where the genre was born more than 80-years ago.

Headliners - Jay Pritzker Pavilion 

Festival Highlights

Festival-goers will be able to enjoy music throughout the day at The PrivateBank Spirit Stage located in the south tent on the Chase Promenade in Millennium Park. Music begins at noon with highlights that include Crystal Aikin, the Douglas Singers and Todd Dulaney on Saturday. On Sunday, The Brown Sisters and the Pastors of Praise will bring the joyful crowd to their feet.

The Gospel Music Festival will also offer a number of activities for the whole family to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees won't want to miss the Inspiration Youth Stage and Art Fair and Marketplace in the north tent on the Chase Promenade as well as the Kids Activity Zone. The Health and Wellness Oasis will offer health information, advice from experts and activities to encourage a healthy lifestyle. The Oasis will be located on the south promenade in the south tent.   

Preview Events 

  • April 15: Chicago's Gospel Truths
    Chicago Cultural Center
    Open daily (ends June 1)
  • April 25: Book signing with Robert Marovich, author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music
    Woodson Regional Library
    2 p.m.
  • May 11: Up Close & Personal - Preview Concert and Conversation
    Chicago Cultural Center
    6:30 p.m.
  • May 17: Live performances
    Maxwell Street Market
    1 p.m.

Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Friday: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. (music starts at noon)

Blue and Red Line - Monroe
Brown, Pink, Green, Orange and Purple (rush) Lines - Madison/Wabash, Randolph/Wabash

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