The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival offers a fun-filled way to bid adieu to summer with an outdoor celebration of music and art. Kicking off with the Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park, then delivering plenty to eat and drink, the Summer Shade Festival welcomes thousands to the city’s oldest park each year.
This festival has earned a reputation as the place to see some of the hottest up-and-coming bands as well as a plethora of local talent. With two stages and a music line-up that only gets better with each year, the Summer Shade Festival welcomes performances from Adron, Chuck Prophet, Jason & the Scorchers, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, The Johnny Hyde Quartet and more! The Artist Market includes everything from statement jewelry to sculpture to wall art from hundreds of artists who will be onsite throughout the weekend, so that unique piece is just around the corner. In the Kids Zone, you’ll find crafts, entertainment and interactive activities galore. Don’t miss this great weekend in beautiful, historic Grant Park.