Upcoming Programs & Events
Past Programs & EventsView all
Make Music Chicago
Friday, June 21
Concerts at 10-11 a.m. and Noon-2 p.m.
Make Music Chicago returns in its third year to celebrate the ability of everyone to participate in music-making activities. The festival is inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, which began in 1982 and became a worldwide phenomenon celebrating the joy of making music, with 24 hours of live music for all ages and genres in 130 countries and 460 cities.
On June 21, the Driehaus Museum’s doors open to visitors one hour early, at 9 a.m. Then, starting at 10 a.m., you’ll find Chicagoland artists entertaining audiences in the Driehaus Museum’s Sculpture Gallery. Later in the afternoon, the music will move to the Ballroom on the third floor. Make Music Chicago’s Grand Finale takes place next door to the Museum with a street party at St. James Cathedral from 5 to 9 p.m.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., general admission to the Museum is free. Admission to the Highlights of the Museum Tour at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. may be purchased for $5 per person.
A full schedule of performances throughout the city is available on MakeMusicChicago.com. This program is presented in partnership with Rush Hour Concerts.
Photo: The Merit School of Music’s Green Acre Trio, which will be performing at the Driehaus Museum from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that evening.
Spring Fever with John Moulder
Friday, May 2
Put some spring in your step and celebrate the season with popular Chicago guitarist and composer John Moulder. Read more
In the Secret Garden - 4th Annual Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 11
This year, you'll be transported to a magical garden for the Driehaus Museum’s popular Mother’s Day Tea. Read more
One Day Excursion: The Historic Hegeler Carus Mansion
Saturday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 4
Enjoy a fascinating day trip to La Salle, Illinois to experience the magnificent Hegler Carus mansion and the grandeur of a bygone era. Led by art historian Rolf Achilles, you’ll explore a unique space designed by August Fiedler that remains virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago. Read more
Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Night
Wednesday, June 11
Enjoy an entertaining evening with the Chicago Jazz Caravan, an ensemble featuring some of Chicago's most seasoned Jazz musicians, as they delight your senses. Read more
40 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois Get directions