Summer Pop-up Events

GET OUTSIDE & MAKE SOME MUSIC WITH MERIT THIS SUMMER!

Merit School of Music is excited to visit your neighborhood this summer! From Pilsen to Lincoln Park, join us for free musical storytimes, concerts, instrument tuning pop-ups, and low-cost participatory events all across the city.

Whether you’re hoping to spark your child’s interest in music, need your violin tuned, or simply want to enjoy some live music in the sunshine, join us for one of our many events this summer.

Check out one of our favorite park performances!

3 Great ways to join the fun

Pop-ups In The Parks Summer Events

Pop-ups in the Parks

July 17 & 24 + August 14 & 15 • FREE!

We’re bringing the music to you! Stop by one of Merit’s park pop-ups for free instrument tunings, instrument demos, and performances.

Pop-up in Wrightwood Park (Lincoln Park)

Saturday, July 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • FREE!

We’re bringing the music to you! Stop by one of Merit’s park pop-ups for free instrument tunings, instrument demos, and performances by students and faculty.

Performances to be announced!

Pop-up in Kelly Park (Brighton Park)

Saturday, July 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • FREE!

We’re bringing the music to you! Stop by one of Merit’s park pop-ups for free instrument tunings, instrument demos, and performances by students and faculty.

Performances to be announced!

Pop-up in Harrison Park (Pilsen)

Saturday, August 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • FREE!

We’re bringing the music to you! Stop by one of Merit’s park pop-ups for free instrument tunings, instrument demos, and performances by students and faculty.

Performances to be announced!

Pop-up in John Walsh Park (Wicker Park)

Sunday, August 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • FREE!

We’re bringing the music to you! Stop by one of Merit’s park pop-ups for free instrument tunings, instrument demos, and performances by students and faculty.

Performances to be announced!

Music at the Market Special Event

Music at the Markets

June 5, July 31, + August 7 & 28 • FREE!

Meet us at Green City Market this summer to enjoy student and faculty performances and pick up free music goodies at our market booth.

Music at Green City Market | Mary Bartelme Park (West Loop)

Saturday, June 5 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm • FREE!

Meet us at Green City Market for free musical performances by students and faculty! Stop by the Merit booth for free music goodies and to meet our faculty and staff.

Performances

  • 9 am: Early Childhood Concert with Ms. Sally & Mr. Tim
  • 10 am: Strings Students
  • 11:30 am: The Bone Rangers Trombone Quartet

Music at Green City Market | Lincoln Park

Saturday, July 31 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm • FREE!

Meet us at Green City Market for free musical performances by students and faculty! Stop by the Merit booth for free music goodies and to meet our faculty and staff.

Performances to be announced!

Music at Green City Market | Mary Bartelme Park (West Loop)

Saturday, August 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm • FREE!

Meet us at Green City Market for free musical performances by students and faculty! Stop by the Merit booth for free music goodies and to meet our faculty and staff.

Performances to be announced!

Music at Green City Market | Lincoln Park

Saturday, August 28 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm • FREE!

Meet us at Green City Market for free musical performances by students and faculty! Stop by the Merit booth for free music goodies and to meet our faculty and staff.

Performances to be announced!

Musical Storytimes and Activities Summer Events

Musical Storytimes & Activities

June 25 + August 21 • Events range in price from $0-$50

Sing, dance, and read along with Merit’s Early Childhood specialists during a series of fun and educational musical storytimes and activities.

Musical Storytime & Lunch at Bar Siena (West Loop)

Friday, June 25 @ 10:30 – 11:30 am • $50 (includes lunch & snack)

Sing, dance, and read along with Ms. Sally and Mr. Tim during this interactive Spanish Bilingual Musical Storytime at Bar Siena in the West Loop. Tickets include an adult lunch and a child snack. Buy your ticket today!

Musical Storytime on Antiracism at Kido Chicago (South Loop)

Saturday, August 21 @ 11:00 am • FREE!

Merit’s Musical Storytime on Antiracism will incorporate books on diversity and inclusion and multilingual stories and songs. Introduce your little one to antiracism in an age-appropriate way and discover resources to continue the conversation at home.