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Free admission • Grant Park

The annual SummerDance festival brings people of all ages and skill levels together in Grant Park’s Spirit of Music Garden on an open-air dance floor for an evening of live music and dancing. Come for free lessons from a pro dance or simply sit back and enjoy the music.

All summer long, Chicago SummerDance takes place every Friday to Sunday evening each week in Grant Park, as well as on select dates in neighborhood parks citywide for SummerDance In The Parks.

SummerDance in the Park Locations:

  • Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St.
  • Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St.
  • Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave.
  • Jackson Park Grove 6B, 1971 E. Hayes Dr.
  • Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.
  • Ping Tom Park, 300 W. 19th St.
  • Buckingham Fountain during Taste of Chicago, 301 S. Columbus Dr.
  • Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
  • Willye B. White Park, 1610 Howard St.

SummerDance 2019 schedule

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6 – 9 p.m.

SummerDance in the Parks
Willye B. White Park, 1610 Howard St.
KIZOMBA & Brazilian ZOUK

  • Kizomba Chicago (DJ set)
  • Kizomba Chicago (Kizomba) and Urbanity Dance Chicago (Brazilian Zouk)

Friday, Aug. 9, 6 – 9:30 P.M.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
BALLROOM

  • May I Have This Dance presents Ballroom and More! (DJ set)
  • May I Have This Dance (Waltz, Tango)

Saturday, Aug. 10, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
BLUES

  • The Cash Box Kings (Chicago Blues)
  • May I Have This Dance (West Coast Swing, Hustle)

Sunday, Aug. 11, 4 – 7 P.M.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
SALSA

  • Carpacho y su Super Combo (Salsa)
  • Dance Academy of Salsa (Salsa, Cha-cha)

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6 – 9 p.m.

SummerDance in the Parks
Jackson Park Grove 6B, 1700 Columbia Dr.
SWING

  • Petra van Nuis Quintet (‘20s, ‘30s & ‘40s Classic Swing )
  • Louie Stallone (East Coast Swing)

Friday, Aug. 16, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
BLUES

  • Morry Sochat and The Special 20s (Chicago Blues with Swing & Rock-n-Roll)
  • Big City Blues (Blues Dance)

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 – 5 p.m.

SummerDance Downs in the Park
Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
STEPPIN’

  • National Steppers Society (Chicago Steppin’)
  • Ken Watkins (Chicago Steppin’)

Sunday, Aug. 18, 4 – 7 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
FLAMENCO

  • Clinard Dance’s Flamenco Quartet Project (Flamenco)
  • Wendy Clinard (Flamenco)

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6 – 9 p.m.

SummerDance in the Parks
Ping Tom Memorial Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave.
SALSA

  • Agúzate DJ Crew (Vintage Salsa DJ set)
  • Chicago Dance (Salsa)         

Friday, Aug. 23, 6–9 p.m.

SummerDance at the Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave.
HOUSE

  • Dee Jay Alicia (House DJ set)

Saturday, Aug. 24, 1 – 8 p.m.

SummerDance Celebration – GRAND FINALE
Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.
A full day of participatory and professional dancing throughout Millennium Park on the Great Lawn, Cloud Gate, Wrigley Square, and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The full schedule will be announced in June.

Please note: Schedule is subject to change. For the very latest on Chicago SummerDance events, visit chicagosummerdance.org or get updates on Facebook and Twitter @SummerDanceChi.

Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave. View map