James A. Wagner Stage at the Midway

1130 Midway Plaisance West

The Midway Plaisance was the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted (architect for New York’s Central Park) and was used as the center stage for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Its name is an antiquated spelling of “pleasance”—its original intent was to be a getaway for affluent Chicagoans. It now plays host to numerous activities, from musical acts to film screenings to ice skating and sports events.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

1:30-2:30pm     Willie Pickens Quartet

3:30-4:30pm     Garden of Souls: Geof Bradfield, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams, Mike Reed

6:00-7:00pm     Dee Alexander Quartet with very special guest Dwight Trible

8:30-9:30pm     TRIP: Tom Harrell, Ugonna Okegwo, Mark Turner, Adam Cruz


Sunday, September 25, 2016

2:00-3:00pm     Marquis Hill Blacktet

4:00-5:00pm     Denise Thimes Quartet

6:00-7:00pm     Victor Goines Quartet