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Daily Deal: Chicago says goodbye to summer with cultural festival

September 17, 2013|By Mary Forgione | Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
  • The Endless Summer Stroll karaoke contest will take place at the statue of Gen. John Logan in Chicago's Grant Park.
The Endless Summer Stroll karaoke contest will take place at the statue… (Joe Ravi / Wikimedia Commons )

Chicago visitors can mark the end of summer this week with the Endless Summer Stroll, a street festival with blues, jazz, opera, classical music, rock, steel drums and ethnic musical acts. It all takes place along the city's Cultural Mile -- and it's free.

The deal: It's the first "stroll" to be held along Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River south to Roosevelt Road. Musicians and performers will be stationed at 15 planters/art displays (face sculptures with plants for hair, kind of like giant chia pets) and will include balloon artists, face painters, jugglers and magicians.

When: Stroll events take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday followed by a karaoke contest from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Details: The daylong farewell-to-summer event ends with the karaoke contest at the Logan Statue in Grant Park. A panel of judges will pick winning singers every hour. Consult the schedule to find out where acts and activities will be located.

Information: Chicago Cultural Mile

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