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  ONE of Chicago’s most popular music series is back, bringing with it a melodic signal that summer is just around the corner. The Millennium Park Summer Music Series kicks off at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on June 6 with opening-day performances by Blonde Redhead and Ryley Walker. The free concert series, which highlights local, national and international performers, continues through August 25. As it has been in the past, a number of genres will be represented by a variety of artists, including Femi Kuti, Jose Gonzalez, Maceo Parker, the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra and King Sunny Adé, one of Nigeria’s most influential musicians in the development and international popularization of juju music. He was scheduled to be a part of last year’s music series, but visa problems that the U.S. State Department blamed on “a global computer hardware failure” prevented his appearance. 
    The 2016 concert schedule is as follows:
Thursday, June 23
Maceo Parker and Marrow 
6:30 p.m.

Monday, June 27
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra and Ecos del Pacifico
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 30
TBD and Lower Dens
6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 11
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force and ProbCause  
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 14
Azymuth and Sidewalk Chalk
6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 18
King Sunny Adé and Ugochi & A.S.E.
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 21
Heritage Blues Orchestra and Toshi Reagon
6:30 p.m.
King Sunny Adé, widely known as "the king of juju music," is scheduled to be among the performers at this year's Millennium Park Summer Music Series.
Monday, June 6
Blonde Redhead and Ryley Walker
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 9
Lee Fields & The Expressions and Makaya McCraven 
6:30 p.m.

Monday, June 13
Rodrigo Amarante and Leyla McCalla 
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 16
Nneka and Gina Chavez 
6:30 p.m.

Monday, June 20
DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation and Kelan Phil Cohran's Summer Solstice Ensemble
6:30 p.m.
                   Blonde Redhead
                        Leyla McCalla
Monday, July 25
The Jones Family Singers and Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir
6:30 p.m.

Monday, August 1
Jose Gonzalez and Tall Heights 
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 4
Sinkane and Mark de Clive-Lowe 
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 11
Mbongwana Star and Dos Santos Antibeat Orchestra
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 18
Elephant Revival and Mandolin Orange 
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 25
TBD and Homme 
6:30 p.m.
                                                                 Femi Kuti
​Please note: Schedule is subject to change. For the latest on Millennium Park Summer Music Series and all Millennium Park events, visit or follow on Twitter @millennium_park. 
                          Elephant Revival
                 Maceo Parker