Tuesdays at the Triangle free concerts resume
Tuesdays at the Triangle concerts begin June 5 at the Polish Triangle, the intersection of Ashland Street, Division Street and Milwaukee Avenue.
Jazz guitarist Ishmael Ali and Je'raf open the sixth season of free concerts from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Division stop of the CTA Blue Line. Scheduled performers for the month include Matt Ulery (jazz, June 12), Cremona (chamber music, June 19) and Przybysz Quartet (jazz, June 26).
The plaza performance are organized by the Polish Triangle Coalition, a volunteer group organized by West Town community organizations and institutions. The coalition works for programs and improvements to make the Polish Triangle a welcoming and nurturing destination.
Weekly after-work entertainment includes blues, classical music, drama, ethnic dance and music, as well as jazz and pop. Young performers are featured as part of Chicago’s Year of Creative Youth.
Some events will feature food and beverage choices and Vendors are still being sought for the Polish Triangle Marketplace on event days, as well as sponsors for the performances. The June 5 event is sponsored by Activate! Chicago and Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33. Sponsors for 2018 include: Adventure Stage Chicago, Ald. Brian Hopkins, ChiME, Chicago Department of Transportation Make Way for People, City of Chicago Year of Creative Youth 2018, Near North Montessori, Our Urban Times and Wintrust Bank - Logan Square.
The Polish Triangle is the gateway to Wicker Park, East Village, Noble Square and Pulaski Park neighborhoods. The Northwest Side intersection sits along one of the Chicago's original Native American trails and was the historic center of Chicago's immigrant Polonia community. The Triangle is a primary destination for CTA Blue Line travel and the center of Chicago's first Transit Oriented Development zone undergoing residential and commercial expansion.
For more information on Tuesdays at the Triangle and the Polish Triangle Coalition, visit polishtrianglecoalition.org.