Music on the Esplanade Schedule

Please Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.

Tue 29 Jul

Pamela Rose and Windy City Country

Pamela Rose and Windy City Country

Tuesday, July 29
6 – 8 p.m.

Pamela Rose and Windy City Country bring a fresh and energetic flavor into the live music scene. This terrific group consists of five acclaimed musicians and singers. Their unique style recreates the classics as well as contemporary country and rock 'n' roll hits.

Tue 5 Aug

Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan Quartet

Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan Quartet

Tuesday, August 5
6 – 8 p.m.

Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan perform an original blend of gypsy jazz and flamenco, as well as American jazz standards and original compositions. The band's lively sound has been shared across the United States and in Europe for more than 20 years. Chicago Tribune arts critic Howard Reich wrote: “[Alfonso Ponticelli] achieved the airborne sense of swing, the outrageously swift tempos and the translucent ensemble sound that created the template for gypsy-tinged jazz.”

Tue 12 Aug

Fernandez & Kimball

PHOTO: Fernandez & Kimball

Tuesday, August 12
6 – 8 p.m.

Hector & Mari Fernandez, along with Tom Kimball, have shared a love of Spanish guitar since the early 1990s. Over the years, they have transformed many styles of music into a vast Spanish guitar repertoire. They have studied and performed with artists in Spain, Italy, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, California, and New York. Their repertoire includes flamenco, classical, bossa nova, Latin American standards, and jazz standards.

Tue 19 Aug

Nia Quintet

Nia Quintet

Tuesday, August 19
6 – 8 p.m.

The Nia Quintet is an in-demand quintet featuring some of Chicago's finest musicians. Led by performing artist Scott Anderson, they have performed at Chicago venues including the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, and many more. They play original music written and arranged by trumpeter/composer Scott Anderson, a semifinalist in the 2012 International Songwriters Competition. Their first CD, End of Time, ranked in the top 50 in the country for radio play.

 

Tue 26 Aug

Shamrock Ragsters

Shamrock Ragsters

Tuesday, August 26
6 – 8 p.m.

The Shamrock Ragsters is a group of top Chicago area musicians who play a mix of Irish/Celtic, bluegrass, and Dixieland jazz. Their debut concert was in summer 2012, for the children at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where they performed with traditional folk instruments such as banjo, fiddle, mandolin, tin whistle, Irish flute, guitar, bass, and trumpet.

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