Join us for free live jazz concerts every Tuesday, June 3–September 9, 2014, 5:30 pm–8 pm.
A dinner buffet prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering is available each week for $25 per person, and features a changing menu of dishes created using fresh, locally grown produce from the MCA Farmers' Market (see menu). Tables are limited—call 312.397.4034 or email to reserve your spot.
For a more casual evening, bring a blanket or rent an MCA lawn chair ($5 each) to relax on the garden lawn. Hamburgers, house-made sausages, and a variety of freshly made salads may be purchased from our outdoor grill along with cold beverages, wine, and seasonal cocktails from the cash bar on the lower terrace. Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the sculpture garden.
In case of rain, the event takes place inside Puck's Café.
As a drummer, Mike Reed has been part of the vibrant Chicago jazz and improvised music community since 1997. Reed leads the widely acclaimed group People, Places & Things—a vehicle to explore the undersung repertoire from Chicago’s jazz, blues, and improvised music scene between 1954 and 1960. Featuring bassist Jason Roebke, tenor saxophonist Tim Haldeman, and alto saxophonist Greg Ward, Mike Reed’s People Places & Things has been recording, touring internationally, and wracking up critical acclaim since 2007.