Chicago In Tune (August 19 – September 19) is a new citywide festival celebrating music in the key of Chicago — during the 2021 Year of Chicago Music. This month of music will bring iconic neighborhood venues, presenting organizations and musicians from across the city together to celebrate all music genres and forms — with both large and small, free and ticketed events at clubs, concert halls, and beyond. Venues, organizations, and artists may submit Chicago In Tune events by visiting Do312.com/ChicagoInTune.
We’ve put together some of the lively son jarocho and other Latin music events taking place during #ChicagoInTune.
Thursday, August 19
Fandanguito En El Parque
Kick off zapateado style, Chicago in Tune with son jarocho group Jarochicanos at Hermosa Park (2240 N. Kilbourn Ave, 60639). They say, “Come learn some traditional zapateado steps and participate in a 500-year-old celebration of son jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico known as a ‘fandango’ with Jarochicanos!”
Andean Music at Fitzgerald’s
A night of Psychedelic Cumbia & Chicha with group Chicha Roots at Fitzgerald’s.
Friday, August 20 – Sunday, August 22
Friday, August 20
Vinyl only night at Wing’s Firehouse in Pilsen ftg DJs Afroqbano, Lovemaker, Angelfuk, La Colocha, Volcan.
Sunday, August 22
Enjoy the global sounds of DJ duo Soulphonetics spinning at Punch House in Pilsen.
Wednesday, August 25
Ida y Vuelta presents an evening of son jarocho and other Latin folk music at Sleeping Village.
Thursday, August 26
Jarochicanos and Joel Castellanos perform traditional son jarocho and other sounds of América at Fitzgerald’s.
Saturday, August 28
Kumbiaholics at Simone’s.
Wednesday, September 1
Jazz a la Mexicana at Old Town School of Folk Music.
Thursday, September 2
Zulema at Millennium Park: “On a spectacular musical journey of many thousands of miles—from her Chiapas home in Mexico to Chicago—young Zulema zig-zags through the culturally diverse landscapes of her homeland and our fair city along the way. Exhilarating regional music and dance from the Grammy-nominated Sones de México Ensemble make a joyous event for the whole family.”
Friday, September 3
TIERRA ROJA & SUDAKAS Son Cubano & Música Andina | FREE at Wing’s Firehouse in Pilsen.