Free Registration Begins Today For Inaugural Chicago Music Summit

Free Registration Begins June 17 For Inaugural Chicago Music Summit

Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events


Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.

Chicago, Illinois 60602

Chicago is a global music powerhouse – activated by musicians working across multiple genres at the highest level of artistry. The Chicago Music Summit is a new conference presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to shine a spotlight on Chicago’s innovative and thriving music scene and connect professionals with local and national industry leaders. Featuring panels, workshops, concerts, and networking opportunities, the Chicago Music Summit provides free professional development and exposure to support Chicago’s music industry.

Registration for workshops and panels begins Monday, June 17th! Free admission – advance registration is encouraged. Space is limited.

Concerts at the Chicago Cultural Center are free admission and open to the public.

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The following topics will be highlighted at the Chicago Music Summit:

  • Industry Leaders
  • Success Stories
  • Innovations
  • Revenue Streams
  • Booking
  • Promotion
  • Technology
  • Audience Building
  • Distribution
  • Songwriting
  • Fundraising
  • Licensing
  • Business Plans
  • Legal Issues & Policy
  • Community


Friday, September 20, 2013




Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602




The following services are available for persons with disabilities:

  • Accessible entrance, 77 E. Randolph St.
  • Accessible restroom facilities
  • Wheelchair loans, see information desk for availability
  • ASL interpreters are provided with 72 hours notice
  • Assisted Listening Devices available for public event


Public Transportation:
El: Pink, Orange, Green, Brown, Purple to Randolph; Blue to Washington; Red to Lake.
Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10, 14, 26, 143, 144, 146, 147, 151, 157.

Metra and South Shore to Millennium Station.

For more travel information, visit



Millennium Garages

Parking details: Park near the conference! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Packages: $30 all-day parking /Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

Purchase Options: pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600

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