The Sounds of Solstice

Bloomingdale Trail- Spaulding Ave to Ridgeway Ave



Family Friendly

An Evening on the Bloomingdale Trail 

The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, in partnership with The Freakeasy-Chicago and the Chicago Park District invite you to a free, sunset event UP on the Bloomingdale Trail. It will feature live music, food vendors, campfire, kids activities and surprise performances at a series of performance nodes on the western end of the Trail from Spaulding Ave. to Ridgeway.

The event will feature intimate performance experiences in unique settings on the Bloomingdale Trail, from a serenade in the woods, to a performance atop the Observatory, and surprise performances in-between. Bring a picnic or pick up an early dinner at a food cart and enjoy strolling the trail with your whole family.


Line-Up, Performers, Artists and Participants:


  • PAUL JOHNSON – Chicago House Music
  • LURRIE BELL – Chicago Blues
  • Los Pleneros de Don Segundo – Afro-Puerto Rican music
  • Trout Circus – Neo Marching Band
  • OperaMatic – Immersive Performance Art
  • Del Fidelity – Socially Conscious Hip Hop
  • From The Start – Live Bluegrass Ensemble
  • Steve Gilpin – Live PA
  • Sad Songs – Doo-Wop ensemble
  • La Caccina – Women’s Choir
  • Yeshua – Live PA
  • Sirene De Paradis – Tribal Dance
  • Tatiana Fonseca – Tribal Dance
  • Eric G – Live Visuals

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  • LEEKOVISION – Body Art
  • Colorful Jerica – Interactive Sculpture
  • Joe Gagnepain – Live Art and Sculpture
  • Jyl Bonaguro – Install
  • Partee Post – Immersive Art
  • Christopher Messer – Body Painting
  • Junicorn Sparkles – Body Painting
  • Tommy Martello – Body Painting
  • ROBIN ROSE – Hula Hoop Workshop
  • TATIANA SANCHEZ – Acro Yoga Workshop
  • TERESA LAZOS – Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

​Please Note: This is a grassroots event being put on by neighborhood volunteers. If you would like to help please email If you are a musician or performer and would like to take part please reach out.

We want to showcase the rich variety of Chicago’s performing artists, and are looking for diversity in genre and scale. Please email