Opening Saturday, September 15th, from 4:30PM - 6PM
Experience the music that inspired South Side artists and civil rights activists, guided by musician and artist Maggie Brown and the Columbia College Chicago Jazz Ensemble, directed by Scott Hall.
This program is presented as the culminating event of Celebrating South Side Stories, an all-day, all-ages event presented by Art Design Chicago that explores of the historic and ongoing role art and design plays on Chicago’s South Side.
A renowned singer and performer, Brown is the daughter of Oscar Brown, Jr., a musician and activist known for his work in Chicago’s neighborhoods and for his friendship with many of the artists featured in the upcoming exhibitions “The Time is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side” at the Smart Museum of Art, “The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs” at the DuSable Museum of African American History, and “The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
We recommend arriving at 4:30 p.m. for a look inside the Roundhouse. The concert begins at 5 p.m.