Enjoy Jazz on the Terrace at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Gold Coast

“Tuesdays on the Terrace” will return to the Museum of Contemporary Art this summer! Starting on June 7th and running through August 31st, the Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden will come alive every Tuesday with the sounds of sultry jazz wafting over the city.


The evenings on the Terrace are hosted by Al Carter-Bey of WDCB 90.9 FM and Richton Guy Thomas of WHPK 88.5 FM, and will always feature two sets of live music kicking off at 5:30 PM each week in a safe, socially distant outdoor environment. A harmonious celebration of the international jazz community, these lively concerts will have you feeling right at home in Chicago’s Gold Coast.

This musical and magical night under the stars offers free admission. There are no pre-reserved seating options available, but you can reserve free tickets starting on May 25th at noon. Walk-up tickets are always available, and seats are made accessible on a first-come, first-served basis. Light refreshments and a full bar with cold beverages, wine, and cocktails will be on tap to whet the appetite.

Whether this Tuesday night concert is your first time to the MCA – or you’ve lost count – it’s a great opportunity to add on a leisurely stroll through the museum beforehand. Multiple exhibitions are on display throughout the summer, including Alfredo Jaar: The Structure of Images, Bani Abidi: The Man Who Talked Until He Disappeared, and Firelei Baez. The newest exhibition highlights visual artist Nick Cave and will be presented until October. From the MCA website: “Nick Cave: Forothermore is an ode to those who, whether due to racism, homophobia, or other forms of bigotry, live their lives as the “other”—and a celebration of the way art, music, fashion, and performance can help us envision a more just future.”

Hailed as one of the world’s largest contemporary art venues, a soulful night outdoors at this classic Chicago landmark is not to be missed.

For more information, please visit the Museum of Contemporary Art’s website.


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