Chicago’s acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Art is not just the place to view cutting-edge art pieces, it’s also one of the most popular spots to hear free Summer jazz concerts. The beloved Tuesdays on the Terrace music series returns for June 7-August 31, 2022.
Spreading a blanket on the MCA’s terrace and swaying to live local jazz musicians is one of the highlights of the Summer. There are two sets, starting at 5:30 pm and ending at 8:00 pm. Food and beverages are sold on the upper terrace but it sells out quickly so either bring your own picnic or arrive early.
Tickets are always free but admission is on a first-come, first-served basis so it’s always good to arrive at least an hour in advance. In case of rain, the show moves indoors at the Edlis Neeson Theater. This year’s schedule features noted flutist Nicole Mitchell, jazz chanteuse Dee Alexander and a tribute to Charles Mingus by bassist Jerimiah Hunt.
The MCA is always free on Tuesdays for Illinois residents and the galleries are open late, until 9 pm for after the show viewing.
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Every Tuesday, June 7-August 31, 2022, 5:30- 8 pm