Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W. 19th Street
All are invited to enjoy music and the River simultaneously, with a diverse array of performers from the Chicago community performing in the open-air, including the Chicago Children’s Choir and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass—together with Music Director Riccardo Muti. Floating from Michigan Avenue to Ping Tom Memorial Park aboard Chicago’s Leading Lady, members of the CSO family will bring music to crowds and passersby while taking full advantage of any river’s strongest commonality with music: the power to move. The celebration is timed to coincide with the completion and unveiling of the new boathouse at Ping Tom Memorial Park, and is presented in partnership with the Chicago Park District, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Friends of the Chicago River. Live music and family activities will be planned for Ping Tom Memorial Park in the hours leading up to the arrival of the boat.
This event is free and open to the public.