PIANOS IN THE PARKS

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 4th 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.

This year, pianos will be placed in seven parks across the city:
Loyola Park | 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Buttercup Park | 4921 N. Sheridan Rd.
Washington Square Park | 901 N. Clark St.
Kelvyn Park | 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.
McKinley Park | 2210 W. Pershing Rd.
Hamilton Park | 513 W. 72nd St.
Calumet Park | 9801 S. Avenue G

New Music for Pianos in the Parks
Be part of a city-wide world premiere!

This year’s Pianos in the Parks will be part of an installation piece by composer Carlo Diaz called Music for the Park that invites pianists of all skill levels to find the tranquility and refreshment that both parks and music can offer. Several unique versions of the piece, which in themselves can be played in many different ways, will be included with select piano to be available to anyone who sits down to play. Check back in June for specific locations. Read more about the piece here.