Tune In! Listen Up! Sing Along! Chicago Celebrates
Music Everywhere This Summer
From musical chairs and sing-a-longs to classical
concerts and lakefront festivals, Chicagoans and visitors alike will
discover music throughout the city this summer. This summer Music
Everywhere, a program of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the
Chicago Office of Tourism will showcase new and perennial music events from
May 30 through September 29.
“Similar to Cows on Parade and Suite Home
Chicago, Music Everywhere will amuse and engage both visitors and
Chicagoans. You will find music in public spaces such as plazas and parks
as well as in hotels, restaurants and retail locations,” said Lois Weisberg,
Chicago Cultural Affairs Commissioner.
Music Everywhere will also feature value-added
incentives and special hotel rates. Visitors who prefer to reserve a
pre-planned itinerary prior to arriving in Chicago can take advantage of the
Music Everywhere Immersion Weekends. Each Immersion Weekend package
includes a two-night stay in a first class downtown hotel, along with
tickets to some of the hottest events in the city and access to special
receptions hosted by leading music experts.
Beginning in May, reservations for the discounted hotel
rooms and the Immersion Weekends as well as more information on Music
Everywhere will be available on
or by calling toll free, 1.877.CHICAGO (1.877.244.2246). For those calling
outside the United States, Mexico and Canada, please call 1.312.201.8847.
The TTY toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1.866.710.0294.
Visitors to Chicago and Chicagoans planning to
entertain out-of-town guests can also receive helpful information, including
maps and brochures on Chicago’s exciting events and attractions, by stopping
at one of the city’s official Visitor Information Centers. They are located
at the Chicago Water Works, 163 East Pearson Street at Michigan Avenue, the
Chicago Cultural Center, 77 East Randolph Street and the Sears kiosk located
inside the Sears on State. Chicago tourism information is also available on
the Internet at
Hotel Monaco Chicago is participating in the "Music Everywhere"
program by offering a special rate for its "WXRT Party Like A Rock Star"
This suite is an interactive rock ‘n’ roll shrine, immersing guests in a
unique world of music. Upon entering the two-room suite, one’s eyes
immediately spot the archetypal rock star hotel room prop a 19-inch
television set that appears to be “thrown” through the window in true rock
star rebel form (courtesy of the Steppenwolf Theatre prop shop). The sitting
room features a regal red velvet couch; dramatic zebra-striped carpeting, a
display of eight gold records by the Smashing Pumpkins, Bare
Naked Ladies, and others; and a fully-loaded TouchTunes jukebox, the world’s
first digital jukebox that stores songs on a computer hard drive instead of
compact discs or vinyl.
Just stumbling steps away is the bedroom, complete with a Sony 52-disc CD
player (with discs); a Danelctro electric guitar and amplifier from Guitar
Center to create your own jam session; 12 pieces of original Chicago concert
photographs by noted rock ‘n’ roll photographer Paul Natkin; framed and
autographed handwritten lyrics to John Lennon’s songs Imagine and Day
Tripper and a custom Chicago rock collage by artist Russell Thurston
illustrating Chicago music icons and events. The luxurious bathroom
features a two-person sunken Jacuzzi tub.
The special "Music Everywhere -- Summer in Chicago 2002" program rate for
accommodations is $259 per night on weekdays and $239 per night on weekends.
These rates are available June 16 through Sept. 1, 2002. Reservations may be
made by calling (312) 960-8553.
courtesy of the City of Chicago:
Blues Fest skyline/City of Chicago, Taste of Chicago saxophone/City of
Edited by Dave Shultz