Sundays on State to Return This Summer; Loop Alliance Seeking Artists and Organizations for the Free Block Party

(Courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance)(Courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance)

Everyone’s favorite downtown block party is back. Sundays on State returns this summer, blocking off a section of State Street from Lake to Adams streets on June 16 and July 14.

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Chicago Loop Alliance organizes the free event with the goal of cultivating community and amplifying art and culture within the Loop.

The block party offers a chance to engage with small businesses, local entrepreneurs, artists and nonprofits. Chicago Loop Alliance is currently taking applications for those people and groups to participate, now through April 15.

“This summer event series allows residents, businesses and visitors to unite in an unforgettable downtown experience in the heart of our great city,” Michael Edwards, president and CEO of the Chicago Loop Alliance, said in a news release. “Last year’s attendance achieved Lollapalooza-sized audiences, and we expect the popularity to grow even further this year.”

Planned 2024 entertainment includes the Joffrey Ballet, Gerald McClendon and Gio Chamba.

WTTW News profiled Sundays on State in 2022, with a preview of performers including Trinity Irish Dancers, who are returning this summer.

“We hope that Sundays on State is a little bit of all your street fests in one,” Ariella Gibson, of the Chicago Loop Alliance, said at that time. “We are a city of neighborhoods, but the Loop wants to be everyone’s neighborhood.”

Sundays on State will run from 11 a.m.-6p.m. on June 16 and July 14.

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Angel Idowu is the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation Arts Correspondent.


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