Sadly, we’re not able to get together in person this year. Still, there’s plenty to view online to remind you of Chicago in the summer. Here are some resources for a virtual Chicago experience:
The Grant Park Orchestra was supposed to have its final concerts of the season on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights (August 14, 16, 17) in the beautiful Jay Pritzker Pavilion in nearby Millennium Park. The whole season was canceled. Pretend you’re there.
The Second City Comedy Club offers live shows every night of the week. The club is a short, ten-minute ride from the Chicago downtown area. It’s still closed. Watch a reunion skit with Chicago Second City alumni Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert.
Art on the Mart, “the world’s largest digital light projection” will be lighting up the Merchandise Mart on the Chicago River each night at sunset around 8 pm. It’s free and it’s a short ten-minute walk from the conference area. Here’s the show from last year’s Fourth of July.
Chicago SummerDance Blues Concert is close to the conference location and would have been a great Friday evening post-conference party for anyone who didn’t need to leave for home. The whole Summerdance Chicago schedule was canceled.
Here’s a Summerdance Concert from a past summer.
The Chicago Air and Water Show was supposed to be on Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18 on the lakefront, and we would likely have heard the planes practicing during the conference. The whole thing was canceled. Here’s the Blue Angels performance from the 2018 Chicago Air and Water Show.
The Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox were both scheduled to be out of town during the conference, and both are now not scheduled to resume play before the end of July, if at all. Here’s the best rendition of Take Me Out to the Ballgame at Wrigley Field ever – by Cookie Monster.
Until we’re able to get together in person again, be safe. And Save Ferris.