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Tuesdays on the Terrace | Maggie Brown

July 02, 20245:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is free, but capacity is limited. Reserve a Fast Pass for expedited entry.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Maggie Brown, Jun 16, 6 pm. Photo: Bruce Williams.

About the Event

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA terrace with free concerts highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned music community. Enjoy live music while relaxing on the lawn with your own picnic, or savor snacks and drinks available for purchase. Then head inside to catch the MCA’s summer exhibitions—we’re open late on Tuesdays and free for Illinois residents.

After a two-year hiatus, beloved Chicago vocalist Maggie Brown returns to the MCA Terrace with her seasoned quintet.

About the Artist

Maggie Brown is an accomplished singer, songwriter, stage director, producer, and educator. Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune has called her “one of the most fiercely committed artists in Chicago.” Brown embodies a powerful and passionate performance whether she is presenting with her own trio or with Orbert Davis’s full 60-piece Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra. She has recorded with Abbey Lincoln, Jonathan Butler, Ramsey Lewis, Stevie Wonder, and her legendary father Oscar Brown, Jr. Brown is called on to bring authenticity and integrity to whatever the job calls for by a diverse list of band leaders including: Tom Tom Washington (South Side Big Band), Joan Collaso (11 Jazzy Divas), Art “Turk” Burton (Congo Square), and Douglas Ewart (AACM Inventions Ensemble). Though her upbringing is rooted in jazz, Brown is comfortable singing various genres including blues, gospel, pop, and even rapping—with impressive conviction and flow. It is hard to put Miss. Brown in a single category or genre. It is however, easy to see that this seasoned artist is a true entertainer—not just another singer.


Tuesdays on the Terrace is presented by NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago.

Tuesdays on the Terrace is made possible in part by a generous gift from Luminarts Cultural Foundation.

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