Sundays on State Returns with a Cultural Spectacle


Sundays on State is back and better than ever, igniting the heart of Chicago with a vibrant tapestry of performances, classes, and interactive experiences. On June 16th, the city streets transformed into a stage, welcoming artists, dancers, musicians, and enthusiasts from all walks of life to celebrate the essence of culture and community.

Adams Mainstage: A Journey Through Chicago’s Rich Heritage

The day kicked off on the Adams Mainstage, where the rhythm of Chicago’s urban history echoed through the captivating narratives of Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, a renowned urban historian. Following suit was the infectious energy of the Chemical X Crew, showcasing the global phenomenon of K-pop dance culture. From there, the Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts took center stage, honoring Chicago’s diverse cultural fabric with mesmerizing performances rooted in tradition and innovation.

Madison Avenue: A Canvas of Creativity

Meanwhile, Madison Avenue became a hub of creativity and expression, inviting passersby to engage in live painting, mini-canvas making, and sticker art, culminating in an exhilarating dance party that painted the street with vibrant hues of joy and unity. Pop Up Karaoke added a touch of spontaneity, as hidden talents emerged to serenade State Street with their favorite tunes.

Washington Pop-Up: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

Over at the Washington Pop-Up, inclusivity reigned supreme, with TurnUp The Volume Inclusive Dance Parties creating a safe space for all to let loose and express themselves. Ballet Folklorico Xochitl transported audiences to the heart of Mexico with their captivating folkloric dance, while Cloggin’ Craze Dance Team and Ritual Rhythms Chicago showcased the beauty and diversity of dance forms from around the world.

Randolph Stage: A Theatrical Extravaganza

The day culminated in a theatrical extravaganza on the Randolph Stage, courtesy of the League of Chicago Theatres. From the timeless classics of Les Miserables to the soulful tribute to Tony Bennett by Jeffrey Lyle Segal, the stage was alive with the magic of storytelling and performance art.

A Day to Remember: Community, Connection, and Celebration

As the sun set on June 16th, the echoes of laughter, music, and applause lingered in the air, a testament to the power of community and the spirit of togetherness. Sundays on State had once again brought people from all walks of life together, united by a shared love for culture, creativity, and the vibrant tapestry of Chicago.

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