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Downtown Sound summer music series returns to Chicago

Millennium Park

The highly anticipated free concert series, Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays, returns to Millennium Park for a third summer, featuring an eclectic mix of music discoveries, cutting-edge indie rock, pop bands and rock veterans. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, the series will include ten double-bill concerts on Monday nights, running May 23 through July 25, 2011.

Some of the highlights of Downtown Sound include Iron and Wine, Blonde Redhead, Low, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Ted Leo, the UK’s Seefeel, France’s Ben L’Oncle Soul and Niger’s Bombino, along with Chicago favorites Rachel Ries and Andre Williams.

Concerts begin on Monday nights at 6:30PM in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

You can view the full 2011 Downtown Sound schedule below…

May 23: Bonnie Prince Billy featuring the Cairo Gang + Special Guest

May 30: Justin Townes Earle + Andre Williams and the Goldstars

June 6: Iron and Wine + The Head and the Heart

June 13: Campbell Brothers

June 20: Kings Go Forth + Ben L’Oncle Soul

June 27: Low + Special Guest

July 4: Seefeel + Cave

July 11: Delicate Steve + Bombino

July 18: Blonde Redhead + Special Guest

July 25: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists + Rachel Ries

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