MILLENNIUM PARK — Chicago's showcase park will be packed full of free music this year.
Jaga Jazzist and AfrotroniX will play the summer concert series formerly known as Downtown Sound Monday night at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.
Jaga Jazzist is an experimental jazz band from Norway that released "Starfire," an album, in 2015. AfrotroniX, born in Chad, makes dance tracks by pairing club beats with Central African rhythms.
The series continues every Monday and Thursday through Aug. 21, except during the weeks of Lollapalooza and the Taste of Chicago.
"The 2017 lineup includes artists from the U.S. as well as Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Mali, Mexico and Senegal — advancing Chicago’s status as a welcoming city," the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said in a statement.
All shows are free and will start at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine. The headliner for Monday, Aug. 21 has yet to be announced. Here is the full lineup:
Monday, June 12: Otis Taylor; Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native
Thursday, June 15: No BS! Brass Band; Dayme Arocena
Monday, June 19: Gregory Porter; Tomeka Reid Quartet
Thursday, June 22: Hurray for Riff Raff; Matthew Santos
Monday, June 26: Jaga Jazzist; AfrotroniX
Thursday, June 29: Lady Wray; Zeshan B & the Transistors
Monday, July 10: Natalie Prass; Angelica Garcia
Thursday, July 13: Totó La Momposina; Xenia Rubinos
Monday, July 17: Big Thief; Overcoats
Thursday, July 20: Drive-By Truckers; Honeysuckle
Monday, July 24: Amadou & Mariam; Frank Waln
Monday, Aug. 7: Gaby Moreno; Centavrvs
Thursday, Aug. 10: Youssou N’Dour; Bassel & The Supernaturals
Thursday, Aug. 17: Joshua Nelson; Tone Ross & INSPIRED
Monday, Aug. 21: To be determined