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Tuesdays on the Terrace at the MCA

Take in Great Art, Cool Farmers and Hot Jazz Tuesdays at the MCA


Fans of art, fresh produce and music have to head to the Museum of Contemporary Art every Tuesday this summer. The MCA’s Tuesdays on the Terrace series features free live jazz from some of Chicago’s best musicians. Inspired by the museum’s Chicago jazz exhibit, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, which runs July 11th through November 22nd, the concerts will include musicians like Corey Wilkes, Ari Brown Quintet, Fred Anderson Legacy and the Marlene Rosenberg Quartet.

Before the jazz kicks up, the SOAR Farmers Market happens from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday on the museum’s plaza. Each night, guests can make reservations to dine on the $26 buffet, which will feature local produce sold at the market or simply hit the walk-up grill or bring a picnic to put out on the terrace to enjoy the music and cocktails.

Best of all, Illinois residents can get free admission each Tuesday as part of the Community Free Day, where the museum stays open until 8 p.m. Some exhibits include MCA DNA: Alexander Calder and MCA Chicago Plaza Project: Alexandre da Cunha.

Featured image photo credit: Tuesdays on the Terrace. Photo © Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo by Ashlee Benes.

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