Make music all summer long!

To keep the music happening all summer long, Make Music Chicago, in partnership with Keys 4/4 Kids and Night Out in the Parks, presents Pianos in the Parks, now in its 3rd summer. We place pianos in outdoor spaces in parks around the city. They get launched on June 21st as part of Make Music Chicago and then they remain in the park for all park patrons to play until August 1st. All ages, abilities and types of music are welcome! Check out some of the many ways people have used the pianos, here.

If you would like to nominate your neighborhood park, talk to your park’s supervisor. Once you have their approval, fill out this form, and your park will be included in the list of potential recipients of one of six pianos donated by Keys 4/4 Kids. Participating parks are chosen based on location, its ability to find volunteers to help look after the piano as well as how the community plans to engage park patron with the piano (hosting concerts, teaching lessons, having summer camp kids paint the piano, etc.)

If you want to guarantee a piano for your park, you can sponsor a piano. We have access to additional pianos and need your help to pay for the pianos, moving costs, tunings and protection for the pianos. Contact us to find out how to sponsor a piano.

Past Recipients
63rd Street Beach (2015)
Berger Park (2015)
Calumet Park (2016)
Eckhart Park (2015)
Garfield Park Conservatory (2016)
Hamilton Park (2015)
Indian Boundary Park (2016)
Loyola Park (2016)
Mozart Park (2016)
Seneca Playlot (2015)
Washington Square Park (2015, 2016)