Sister Nancy at Millennium Park Summer Music Series

Friends, family, and neighbors alike gathered at Millennium Park’s: Jay Pritzker Pavilion for the sixth of ten free shows in their Summer Music Series.

Funkadesic, along with, The Kingston Allstars, and Sister Nancy played a free concert at the modern and artistic amphitheater. In true Chicagoan fashion, the attendees filled the lawn from front to back with circles of friends, miniature picnic tables, blow up lounge chairs, and blankets. Hundreds of people sat throughout the pavilion eating and drinking, while enjoying the city skyline at sunset, with friends and good music.

While outside food and drinks are permitted, several bar tents are set up around the park. The lawn seating was far more popular than the theater’s provided 30+ rows of chairs, which reached only 70% capacity at the performance’s peak.









The audience seemed most excited for the guest appearance of Sister Nancy, the female dancehall powerhouse. She got people dancing to her classics such as, Roof Over Mi Head & the closer, Bam Bam.

The reggae music from both Chicago natives, and Jamaic,a’s own Kingston Allstars highlighted the genre-defying collection of sounds that the concert series provides. Not to mention all of the shows are totally free!


Later this summer, groups such as, Bahamas and the Chicago based band, Whitney are set to perform.


Teagan O'Connor

Media Production student at Marist College and Northwest Chicago suburbs native -- no longer just listening and dancing to the music

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