Chicago Loop Alliance has announced the full list of line-up and activations for this year’s Sundays on State. After a very successful first edition last year, this award-winning event series will close the most iconic parts of State Street in the Loop to vehicle traffic on select Sundays this summer. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s Sundays on State will fill an expanded footprint on State Street from Monroe to Lake. Mark your calendars for Sundays on State on July 24, August 7 and 21, and September 4.
Sundays on State performances will showcase a wide variety of Chicago’s world-class entertainment industry. Blues, house, soul/funk, classical, reggaeton, ballet, musical theatre and hip-hop: it will all be there. Stage acts include The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Folklorico Xochitl, Freakeasy Chicago, Andre Gibson and the SoulJazz Revue, Broadway In Chicago’s Teatro ZinZanni, Black Ensemble Theater, Porchlight Music Theatre, Trinity Irish Dancers, Brazilian Cultural Center, THE Hive Dance Studio, TurnUp the Volume, Petra’s Recession Room and more.
Check the full list of performers here.
The selected street activations showcase the diversity of Chicago’s local artists, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and iconic brands. On-street options for attendees include children’s activities, circus, dance and fitness classes, games, live painting, mental health education, science demonstrations, tennis, wellness workshops, soccer activities with Chicago Fire FC, and bike and scooter demonstrations by Divvy. Retail options include handmade goods, self-care products, local art, clothing, accessories, CBD, vintage items, and a custom street-side experience from Macy’s. Food and drink options will showcase over fifteen local restaurants and breweries.
Check the full list of street activations here.
Deals & Discounts
In addition to on-street programming, Chicago Loop Alliance will offer a variety of discounts and coupons called Loop Deals. Throughout the summer, all Sundays on State attendees and the general public will have access to exclusive packages from Millennium Garages and theWit Hotel Chicago. View all Loop Deals here.
Last year’s events drew over 500,000 attendees from every zip code in the city of Chicago and over twenty states. It resulted in an economic impact of well over 12 million dollars. In addition to accelerating the economic recovery, the goals of the event are to unite the community, create joy, and positively impact the public perception of downtown Chicago. The full impact data for the 2021 events can be found here.