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Tuesdays on the Terrace

August 9 @ 5:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

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Companion Ticket
Experience the museum’s signature Jazz program every Tuesday, June 7 to August 31 at 5:30pm.

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden, with FREE music highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community. Enjoy two sets of live music beginning at 5:30 pm and running until 8 pm.

Light refreshments and cold beverages are available for purchase on the upper terrace. Guests are also welcome to bring picnics and spread out on the lawn.

Admission for Tuesdays on the Terrace is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis; there are no pre-reserved seating options. The Terrace is located on the outer east side of the MCA, accessible via the back gate and the Commons. In the event of rain, the event will move indoors to the Edlis Neeson Theater on the museum’s first floor.

Learn more about Tuesdays on the Terrace at mcachicago.org.


Edlis Neeson Theater at the MCA
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Box Office Hours:
Tuesday and Friday: 10am-9pm; Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am-5pm


August 9
5:30 pm

More Event Details

2 hours, 30 minutes

Location Details:

The front of the building is on Mies van der Rohe Way, between Chicago Avenue (to the south) and Pearson Street (to the north), one block east of Michigan Avenue and one block west of Fairbanks Court.

CTA: We are located four blocks east of the Chicago Avenue stop on the CTA Red Line. You can also take the #3 King Drive, #10 Museum of Science and Industry, and #66 Chicago Avenue buses, as well as several Michigan Avenue bus routes.

Parking: Our parking garage is located on Chicago Avenue just west of Fairbanks Court and adjacent to the museum.

To access the museum you must first exit the garage, turn right on Chicago Avenue, and then enter the store or use the stairs. If you have any questions, call the parking garage at 312-986-2024.

MCA Stage performance rate: Present your theater ticket at the Box Office and receive a validation for $12 parking.

Accessibility: Call the box office to reserve wheelchair accessible seating.