Chicago, USA – Miles of Music returns to kick off the beginning of summer on Friday, June 20 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. with a daylong celebration of music along Michigan Avenue from Oak Street on the north to Jackson Boulevard on the south.
Modeled after the French “Fete de la Musique” celebration, Miles of Music features music at 20 performance sites ranging from sidewalk squares to plazas, courtyards and gardens. Miles of Music is sponsored by the Chicago Office of Tourism as part of Play on Chicago, the citywide promotional campaign that showcases Chicago’s depth and range of music events from June 1 to September 21, 2003.
Various musical genres will be represented including classical, folk, jazz, blues and world music in staggered 45-minute performances. Emerging artists as well as established performers will be featured. The full schedule of participating artists will be announced once available.
Miles of Music is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Chicago Dance and Music Alliance in cooperation with the Central Michigan Avenue Association, the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association and the New East Side Association. For more information on Miles of Music, call 312-744-6630 or visit: www.cityofchicago.org
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.