Chicago (Illinois), USA – In celebration of Mexican Independence Day, Mexican Night kicks off opening evening festivities as part of World Music Festival: Chicago 2005 featuring Banda Manzanera, Lila Downs, Mariachi Perla de Mexico and Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogota at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, located between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive at Washington Street, on Friday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free. This concert is co-sponsored by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum and the Mexican Consulate of Chicago.Mexican Night performances are part of the 7th Annual World Music Festival:
Chicago 2005 featuring the best in international music, Sept. 16 – 22. Organized
by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the weeklong World Music Festival
showcases both traditional and contemporary music from many of the world’s
diverse cultures. Festival
events include a mix of free and ticketed concerts, live radio broadcasts and
educational workshops presented in museums, parks, cultural centers, plazas,
theaters, bookstores, clubs and other venues throughout Chicago.
World Music Festival: Chicago 2005 is made possible with generous support from
The Boeing Company; The Comer Foundation Fund; United “Chicago’s Hometown
Airline,” the official airline sponsor; Borders Books & Music; and Chicago
Public Radio WBEZ 91.5 FM, official radio sponsor.
For more information, call the World Music Festival: Chicago 2005 hotline at
312-742-1938 or visit