Tuesdays on the Terrace: Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things



Tuesdays are always FREE for Illinois residents.

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People, Places & Things Photo: Michael Jackson


Lauded as “nimble, progressive, and hard-swinging” by the Chicago Reader and “unpretentiously joyous” by NPR, Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things has been recording, touring, and wracking up critical acclaim since 2007. In 2008, the band released its debut recording, Proliferation, the first in a trilogy of releases celebrating the under-recognized creative forces of Chicago’s jazz, blues, and improvised music scenes in the late 1950s. On each of these recordings, the band offers insightful modern interpretations of musical gems from Chicago’s past. The group’s fifth record A New Kind of Dance (2015) added trumpet-work from Marquis Hill and pianist Matthew Shipp. As Bill Meyer said in Downbeat, People, Places & Things doesn’t “simply re-create; they create,” exploiting their carefully selected repertoire for dynamic ensemble interplay and virtuosic solo improvisations.

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Performances occur every Tuesday, June–September, from 5:30–8 pm, and are hosted by Al Carter-Bey with Richton Guy Thomas, from WHPK 88.5 FM, University of Chicago.

Dine on our terrace and enjoy a buffet, which features a changing menu of themed dishes using fresh, locally grown produce from the SOAR Farmers Market. Reserve a table by calling 312-397-3805. The buffet is $27 per person.

For a more impromptu evening, open seating is available on our terrace or bring a blanket to relax on the lawn. Food may be purchased from our outdoor grill along with cold beverages, wine, and seasonal cocktails from the bar in the sculpture garden.

Sorry, outside food and beverages are not allowed.

In case of rain, the event takes place inside the MCA Café.



WDCB 90.9 is the Media Sponsor of Tuesdays on the Terrace.