2014 Chicago fest dates announced

Taste of Chicago

People walk and eat at the Taste of Chicago. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune / July 10, 2013)

The dates are in for next year’s city-sponsored festivals and arts series. Among the highlights:

Chicago WinterDance (dance lessons and live music): Jan. 3-5, 2014, at the Chicago Cultural Center.

OnEdge (a new performance series): Jan. 11-Feb 2, Chicago Cultural Center, Storefront Theater.

Loops and Variations (contemporary classical music and electronica): Thursdays, May 29-July 3, Millennium Park.

Downtown Sound (indie rock and pop): Mondays, June 2-Aug. 4 (no concert July 28), Millennium Park.

Chicago Blues Festival: June 13-15, Grant Park.

Millennium Park Film Series: June 24-Aug. 26, Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival: June 26-29, Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center, Ellis Park

Chicago SummerDance (dance lessons and live music): June 27-Sept. 14, Grant Park.

Taste of Chicago: July 9-13, Grant Park.

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz: July 24-Aug. 28, Millennium Park.

Chicago Air and Water Show: Aug. 16-17.

Chicago Jazz Festival: Aug. 28-31, Millennium Park.

World Music Festival Chicago: Sept. 11-21, Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center and citywide.

Great Chicago Fire Festival presented by Redmoon: Oct. 3-4, Chicago River and citywide.

SpinOff 2014 (contemporary dance series): October, Chicago Cultural Center, Storefront Theater.

hreich@tribune.com

Twitter @howardreich

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