Downtown Sound series lives at Millennium Park featuring Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Iron & Wine, Low, Ted Leo, more

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 03/23/2011, 04:22pm

Despite the confusion and troubling news coming out of city hall regarding summer festivals, at least this good news came today: the Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays concert series is still on, with free music this spring and summer in Millennium Park.

The lineup still has several holes in it, but the 10 concerts announced today are …

May 23
Bonnie “Prince” Billy (Will Oldham) featuring the Cairo Gang
with a special guest TBA
(Did anyone read his interview with R. Kelly?!)

May 30
Justin Townes Earle
with Andre Williams and the Goldstars

June 6
Iron and Wine
with Head and the Heart

June 13
Headliner still TBA
with the Campbell Brothers

June 20
Kings Go Forth
with Ben L’Oncle Soul

June 27
with supporting act TBA

July 4
with Cave

July 11
Delicate Steve
with Bombino

July 18
Blonde Redhead
with supporting act TBA

July 25
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
with Rachel Ries

All shows start at 6:30 p.m. at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park downtown.

The series is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture — and still curated by Mike Orlove, after the rearrangement now called the Director of Music Programming at Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture after the recent city shuffle, with Jack McLarnan.