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 23, 2017

1:30-2:30pm     Makaya McCraven Group

3:45-4:45pm     Ari Brown Quartet featuring Oliver Lake

6:15-7:15pm       Dee Alexander: Monk and the Ladies

8:30-9:30pm     Jeremy Pelt Quintet


Sunday, September 24, 2017

2:00-3:00pm     Maggie and Africa Brown: 2 Brown Sisters Swingin' Hyde Park

4:00-5:00pm     Henry Johnson Quintet

6:00-7:00pm      Yes We Can: the Songs of New Orleans