Summer must be over but events in Chicago are still heating up!
Here are my picks for this weekend:
Chicago World Music Fest
The awaited World Music Fest is starting tomorrow and runs until September 27. We are very excited about this year’s version because it will be the first time that all performances are free. This year’s festival also has a marked preference for showcasing local world music bands. This is the largest and longest running festival of international music in the US. Click here to see the full schedule and participating venues.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs Carmina Burana at Millennium Park
Friday September 21st at 6:30pm
In September 2010, Riccardo Muti launched his tenure as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with an unforgettable concert in Millennium Park. With an audience of 25,000, this monumental “Concert for Chicago” was praised for its thrilling physical impact, elegance and staggering power by the Chicago Tribune. This fall, Muti and the CSO return to Millennium Park to perform Carl Orff’s choral blockbuster, Carmina Burana. Don’t miss what is sure to be another landmark in CSO and Chicago history. You can find more information about this event here
Saturday, September 22nd starting at 12:00pm
3724 W. 26th St.
Presented by the SurCul Collective, a group of community organizers and educators, Villapalooza is an all-day outdoor music festival based in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, and back for its second year on September 22.
Among this year’s musical acts will be my band NuBambu and electro-cumbia giants Cumbia Machin from San Diego, CA, local favorites Malafacha, Sangre Michoacana, Scheme, Sin Orden, Population, and Vicios De Papa.
$5 suggested donation gets you access to all three stages and a full day of great music!
Click here for full schedule
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BTW, Chicago Reader Magazine has a list of its favorite gigs in for the World Music Fest: http://www.chicagoreader.com/gyrobase/world-music-festival-dcase-diawara-slavic-gaiteros/Content?oid=7474044&showFullText=true