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. This year, we placed six pianos outside in parks around the city. They were launched on June 21st as part of Make Music Chicago and will remain in the park for anyone to play until August 1st. All ages, abilities and types of music are welcome!

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.


New Music for Pianos in the Parks

Be part of a city-wide world premiere!

This year’s Pianos in the Parks are 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. A unique version of the piece is included with each piano to be available to anyone who sits down to play. Read more about the piece here.


Check out some of the many ways people have used the pianos already:

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