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Downtown Sound and Loops & Variations return (Falty DL, Sharon Van Etten, Lee Ranaldo, Dan Deacon, Dessa & more)

Pritzker Pavilion lawn (more by Zach Pollack)

The City of Chicago’s annual, free music programs at Millenium Park‘s Jay Pritzker Pavilion, called Downtown Sound and Loops & Variations, will return this summer on Monday and Thursday evenings, respectively. The Downtown Sound lineup features Lee Ranaldo Band with Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, Sharon Van Etten with Speck Mountain, An evening with Glen Hansard featuring Lisa Hannigan and members of the Frames, Lee Fields & the Expressions with Theo Huff & the Platinum Band, Dawes with the Cairo Gang, Dessa with Psalm One, and more. The decidedly more electronic Loops & Variations series boasts performances by Falty DL with Bill Kouligas, Matmos with Fonema Consort, ICE with Nosaj Thing, Dan Deacon, and more.

Each show for both series’ will begin at 6:30PM. Check out the full Millenium Park music schedule below…

Downtown Sound, Mondays, 6:30 PM

May 27: Lee Ranaldo Band, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
June 3: Sharon Van Etten, Speck Mountain
June 10: An evening with Glen Hansard feat. Lisa Hannigan & mems. of the Frames
June 17: Daniel Lanois, Brokeback
June 24: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Angela James
July 1: Lee Fields & the Expressions, Theo Huff & the Platinum Band
July 8: Dawes, the Cairo Gang
July 15: Fatoumata Diawara, Alasdair Roberts and friends
July 24: The Handsome Family, Azita
July 29: Dessa, Psalm One

Loops & Variations, Thursdays, 6:30 PM

June 13: Falty DL, Bill Kouligas
June 27: Matmos, Fonema Consort
July 4: ICE, Nosaj Thing
July 11 (8 PM): Dan Deacon (no opening act)
July 18: Olafur Arnalds, Sarah Neufeld
August 28 (Wednesday): Eighth Blackbird with Glenn Kotche and Lesley Flanigan

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