And in case that isn't enough music goodness for you, the wonderful folks at The Whistler and Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) are bringing back Summer Sessions on the Square this year, presesnting a concert series, also at the Logan Square Monument, every 4th Saturday of the month through September 24. All of the artists performing during the series are from or have ties to the Logan Square community. Summer Sessions is striving to have something for everyone, to be family-friendly and community-oriented, and to that end, there will be world music, indie rock and kids' music throughout the summer.
The series kick-off is this Saturday, June 25 from 5:30-8:30 PM with performances by experimental/minimalist pop band Thin Hyms, world/afrobeat/salsa-vibe group L'Orchestre Super Vitesse and pyschadelic-blues-punk group Rabble Rabble. And if you aren't the elaborate picnic type, there will be treats and eats for sale by Bun Pow Buns and Crumb.
Logan Square monument is located at the intersection of Kedzie, Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee. All concerts in both series are free but donations are welcome to keep the series happening.
Sun, June 26 Califone, Bloodiest
Sun, July 24 Thee Oh Sees
Sun, Aug 21 High Places
Sun, Sept. 18 Mucca Pazza
Sun, Oct. 9 TBA
Summer Sessions on the Square, presented by The Whistler and CHIRP --All shows from 5:30-8:30 PM, Free, suggested $5 donation
Sat, June 25 L'Orchestre Super Vitesse (world/afrobeat/salsa-vibe), Thin Hymns (indie), Rabble Rabble (experimental)
Sat, July 23 Scotland Yard Gospel Choir (indie), Girls Rock Camp - to be confirmed (kids)
Sat. Aug. 27 Golden Horse Ranch Band (country music; they're doing a kids set & a set of classic country songs), Intonation Music Workshop - to be confirmed (kids)
Sat, Sept. 24 In Tall Buildings (indie), The Arts of Life Band (kids)