11 Fun Things To Do In The City This Weekend

Finally, the forecast calls for Summer, so expect a flood of events this weekend. Out of the plethora of amazing things to do, these are our favorite ones. Click the event titles for more info.

Chicago Blues Festival – June 6-9

The largest free Blues fest in the world is back! Living legends Buddy Guy and Shemekia Copeland highlight this venerable showcase. Mr. Sipp and Southern Avenue will join them. For Blues lovers and “casuals,” this fest always promises a great time. 

Tank – R&B MONEY TOUR – June 7

The singer, songwriter and producer may have recorded his last album. Still, the show will go on at the Chicago Theatre, where he will be joined by our homeboy Carl Thomas and Grammy-nominated singer Keri Hilson. 

Chris Brown – The 11:11 Tour – June 7, 8

Few R&B artists can match Brown’s longevity and success. Fewer can still headline a tour 20 years into their career. But Brown has and will this summer as he pulls up to the United Center for two nights.

Pier 31 Restaurant – June 7, 8

Beach family, they’re back. Pier 31 and the adjoining 31st Street Beach are where it all goes down – House, Hip-hop, Soul, Reggae, AfroBeats and people. It’s all there at the spot that packs it out all summer long. Visit their Instagram page for more info. 

AfroSocaLove: Chicago Block Party & Black Owned Market (Feat Maga Stories) – June 8

The concept alone sounds dope — shop Black businesses all day and party all night long. Honestly, that sounds amazing. 

Shedd House Party – June 8

DJs spinning house beats while you vibe and take in Lake Michigan and the city’s breathtaking skyline. Plus, they’ll be animals — real ones and the partying kind.

Summer at Chicago Public Library: Block Party and Live Music at the Library – June 8

Mayor Brandon Johnson hosts this first-ever CPL block party! This family-friendly event at the Harold Washington Library features food, giveaways, live performances and special guests. 

3rd Annual Still We Rise Juneteenth Celebration – June 9

This sold-out event at the Dan Ryan Woods is all about music, food and community. More importantly, it will celebrate freedom and unity, honoring the history and culture of Juneteenth. 

Hip-Hop Is History with Questlove – June 9

Questlove, the six-time Grammy Award-winning musician, musicologist, filmmaker, Roots drummer and Renaissance man, will share stories and anecdotes from his new book, “Hip-Hop Is History,” at Thalia Hall on Sunday afternoon.

Juneteenth Celebration – June 9 

This celebration at the Oak Lawn Pavilion promises to be filled with music, food and community. Organizers want you to have fun, network and rock your favorite HBCU gear. 

Sunday Service w/ DJ Duane Powell – June 9

If DJ Duane Powell presides over the music, it promises to be a soulful and futuristic religious experience. Really. He will host “Sunday Service: In The Garden” outdoors at the charming Kenwood Gardens at 6929 S. Kenwood. Be prepared to dance, sing, shout, and fellowship with the community.

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