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Concert: Jamila Woods

Live Arts


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  • $10 members, $20 nonmembers

Chicago-based singer, songwriter, and poet Jamila Woods closes the Art Institute Block Party with a performance of poetic and political R&B songs from LEGACY! LEGACY!, an album that explores the work and influence of pioneering artists of color such as James Baldwin, Frida Kahlo, Miles Davis, and Octavia Butler. With LEGACY! LEGACY!, Woods builds a sonic and lyrical monument to the many ways these icons tried to push beyond the margins assigned to them.

Please note that to attend this program you must purchase an individual ticket that is separate from the discounted general admission ticket for Block Party. Tickets for this program do not include admission to the museum during Block Party. 

If this program reaches capacity, a stand-by line will form outside the venue at 6:30 p.m. for seats that become available.


Support for Live Arts programming is provided by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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