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Chicago Loop Alliance announces dates, headliners for Sundays on State with call for community participation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | MARCH 8, 2024

CHICAGOChicago Loop Alliance is announcing dates for the return of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning event series, Sundays on State, which will close parts of State Street in the Loop to vehicle traffic on June 16 and July 14 this summer. Sundays on State is free and open to the public and will take place this year on State Street from Lake to Adams. Those who register to attend Sundays on State are automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Loop staycation package. Learn more and register for free at LoopChicago.com/Sundays.

Applications for small businesses, local entrepreneurs, artists, and non-profits to participate in Sundays on State are open through April 15. Mainstage performers include Gio Chamba, Gerald McClendon, Trinity Irish Dancers, and The Joffrey Ballet. To apply for participation, visit LoopChicago.com/Sundays.

“Sundays on State remains a marquee event of Chicago programming with immense economic impact, highlighting Chicago as a world-class city with a plethora of assets beyond a traditional central business district,” said Michael Edwards, President and CEO of Chicago Loop Alliance. “This summer event series allows residents, businesses and visitors to unite in an unforgettable downtown experience in the heart of our great city. Last year’s attendance achieved Lollapalooza-sized audiences, and we expect the popularity to grow even further this year.”

“A longstanding and iconic addition to summers in Chicago, Sundays on State showcases the unique and resilient spirit of all Chicagoans as an award-winning event series second to none,” said Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson. “With over 1 million attendees since its inception in 2021, Sundays on State provides our city’s thriving community of small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs with unparalleled access to Chicago’s most iconic street.”

The program will utilize State Street from Lake to Adams. Lake, Randolph, Washington, Madison, and Monroe will remain open east-west. Traffic street closures will last from 5 a.m.-midnight, and the event itself will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on both Sundays.

Sundays on State is a project of Chicago Loop Alliance in partnership with Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation and Special Service Area #1-2015. Supporting sponsors are Allstate Insurance Company, Macy’s and Target. The event sponsor is Block 37. Community sponsors are Concorde New Media, Flyover, Millennium Garages, and StarEvents. Sponsorship options are also available for other businesses interested in getting involved. More details can be found at LoopChicago.com/Sundays.

About Sundays on State
The internationally acclaimed, award-winning event series, Sundays on State, transforms Chicago's most iconic street, State Street, when it closes to vehicular traffic on select dates each summer. Neighbors from every Chicago community and beyond unite for a free, interactive block party, while safely enjoying art, culture, active recreation, food, drinks, shopping, and local attractions in the heart of everyone’s neighborhood – the Loop. Chicago Loop Alliance's Sundays on State series accelerates the economic recovery, unites the community, and creates joy! Sundays on State events have welcomed over one million people to Chicago’s most iconic street. 88 percent of 2023 activation participants come from underrepresented business owners. Find more information and register for free at LoopChicago.com/Sundays. #SundaysOnState

About Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA)’s leads the community by creating and supporting inclusive programs that attract people and investment to the Loop. CLA is a membership organization as well as the sole service provider for Special Service Area #1-2015, and the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation produces free public art projects and events. For more information, visit LoopChicago.com.

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