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July 18 Sundays on State Lineup details

View the full lineup and event details for Sundays on State on July 18 below. 


  • 11 a.m. - Noon Cabinet of Curiosity
  • 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. open dance cypher
  • 11 a.m. DJ sets by Moz Definite, Illanoiz, Shon Roka and E Double
  • 12 p.m. Freakeasy
  • 12:30 p.m. Microphone Misfitz and DJ sets with break dancers
  • 2:45 p.m. DJ sets by Moz Definite, Illanoiz, Shon Roka and E Double
  • 5:30 p.m. iLLEST and Perry Donta’e and house of wolves dancers


  • 11 a.m. Millar Brass Ensemble
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Seasonal Frequency


  • 11 a.m. Turn Up the Volume (dance fitness class)
  • 12:30 p.m. Free Lunch Academy
  • 2 p.m. The Corner Cabaret
  • 3:30 p.m. OperaGram.com
  • 5 p.m. Adventure Sandwich
  • 6 p.m. Situation Davis (Andon Davis & Tom Gerlach)
  • 7 p.m. W Chicago – City Center presents Kysia Live

Arts and culture

  • “A Humboldt Day” by Somos Arte Chicago and Lolita's Bodegas – an activation that transports Humboldt Park to State Street, featuring Humboldt Park artists live painting pieces representing their vision of a day in their neighborhood, as well as artisans who create pieces that are unique and special to Humboldt

  • Adventure Sandwich – a mostly improvised show for audiences of all ages, in which brand new songs are served fresh—imaginary musical deli style

  • Ayodele Drum and Dance, NFP – African dance and Bantaba live drumming, including a performance, dance class and dance circle
  • Be The Match – a bone marrow drive that can help save a life
  • Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago –a broad spectrum of traditional Brazilian games, dance demonstrations and several interactive board games, as well as an experiential learning station where people of all ages can play an ancient board game developed in the Indigenous Xingu community in the Upper Amazon Rainforest
  • Cabinet of Curiosity – alt-country honky tonk musician Michelle Billingsley performs live in a 12-foot-tall sculptural dress, while the dress is live painted by artists
  • Caricatures by Mary Ellen – live caricature artist
  • Center for Decision Research, University of Chicago Booth School of Business – a pop-up behavioral science discovery center where attendees can participate in research studies on the processes by which intuition, reasoning and social interaction produce beliefs, judgments and choices
  • Chicago Film Society – projecting movies on the side of the Gene Siskel Film Center
  • CIRCLE Foundation/Innovations High School –gaming station to help build community awareness of their school and other services, with swag giveaways
  • The Connection Movement and Chicago Cuddle Therapy – experiences that bring people into stronger relationship with themselves and others, including empathic listeners who invite attendees to spend a few minutes to be heard without judgment, as well as moments of physical touch from Chicago Cuddle Therapy
  • The Corner Cabaret – street vaudeville for the new '20s, incorporating traditional vaudeville era variete acts, live music, comedy and chorus dance numbers
  • DJ Seasonal Frequency – electronic music
  • Ella Frost Photography – pop-up art gallery with photography on display and for purchase
  • Family-ism Face Paint Factory – professional face painting and a photo backdrop for selfies
  • The Freakeasy – an art collective inspired by the Burning Man Arts Festival, which will be bringing their Augmented Reality Sandbox and The Freakeasy Lounge, in addition to special music performances by Frekeasy Resident DJs from noon to 8 p.m.
  • Free Lunch Academy – live performances of their touring stage play entitled “Be A Buddy Not A Bully,” which addresses the various types, leading causes and how to intervene and even prevent bullying-related behaviors
  • FromBupkis – handmade pottery for sale
  • Gene Siskel Film Center – selling popcorn outside the theater
  • Global Citizenship Experience Lab School –a series of short educational workshops/discussions centered on project-based and real-world learning, like demonstrating donut economics, building models with Chicago Mobile Makers, exploring sustainable design or public art
  • Illinois Science Council – engagement with a variety of different scientists in memorable, fun, and non-intimidating ways
  • Jimmy Williams Gallery & Studio – pop-up abstract art gallery
  • LeonMechelle Artist Studios –3D interactive artwork
  • Metrix, Chicago’s New Hero – book promotion for a child-designed, mother-supported comic book superhero named Metrix, along with a youth literacy campaign
  • Millar Brass Ensemble – live light classical, pop and jazz music
  • OperaGram.com – mini-concert of operatic arias, followed by an improvised operatic number with audience participation, and a free singing telegram awarded to an audience member
  • Paint the City – low rider bikes on display, live body painting, Renegades of Funk artists, mask-making station
  • Paint the City – Ground Mural Painting – live mural painting on the State Street median outside of the Chicago Theatre
  • Plein Air painters – 12 artists live painting an iconic Loop scene – the Chicago Theatre and State/Lake 'L' station
  • Sarah J Wilson art – pop-up art show of work depicting painted signage and painted stickers/everyday objects from around Chicago
  • Situation Davis: Andon Davis & Tom Gerlach – acoustic rock duo
  • THUG Hippie – a gently guided drum and dance circle that embraces diversity and models what true inclusion looks like
  • Tours with Mike – free, 20-minute architecture and history tours of State Street from Lake to Madison, from 2-5 p.m.
  • W Chicago City Center – an interactive experience highlighting music, a W brand pillar, with a performance by Kysia Live

Active recreation

  • Dzika Fitness – Chicago-made, trademarked training program bringing pop music-fueled fitness classes to the street
  • Heritage Bikes and Coffee –locally-made custom bicycles, test rides and a barista can offering small batch coffee brewing demos and tastes of coffee roasted in the city
  • Mathew Churney – playing and teaching hacky sack with the goal of reducing violence
  • Playbound – kids’ activities like tag, chalk, music, and dancing, all led by counselors
  • Reign Body Fuel –fun photo opportunities and complimentary samples of Reign Body Fuel, a performance drink, along with complimentary workout classes
  • Turn Up the Volume – a progressive take on a traditional dance fitness class, with an anti-diet culture and body and gender inclusivity, that intersects movement with music and mental health in ways that are accessible to bodies with disabilities
  • YogaSix – yoga classes for every body

Food and drink

  • City Water Hard Seltzer – City Water hard seltzer sales and swag giveaways
  • Harold’s Chicken – food truck
  • Heritage Bikes and Coffee – locally-made custom bicycles, test rides and a barista can offering small batch coffee brewing demos and tastes of coffee roasted in the city
  • Ms Tittle's Cupcakes – dessert food truck, serving your "Favorite Cake in a Cupcake."
  • Pita Heaven – Family-owned, local Greek restaurant
  • Taqueria El Ranchito – classic Mexican taco truck using only high-quality fresh ingredients.
  • The Walnut Room – alcoholic beverages and customer favorites, like Mrs. Hering’s chicken pot pie available as a walking pot pie


  • AT&T – pop-up shop featuring brands like Samsung, FirstNet and AT&T services
  • The Body Shop – sidewalk shop with new beauty product releases and demonstrations and kids coloring activities
  • BWYB Life – a new apparel brand (“Black-White-Yellow-Brown”) designed to bridge racial divides, stop racial hate and bring good people together regardless of their race, culture or ethnicity
  • Chanellie –a self-care DIY day where you can make your own coffee clay masks, use their paint and sip kit, write on their Tanuki writing kits and be in a safe space to decompress, mingle and self-care
  • Chicago Cannabis Company – cannabis education and DIY infusion demonstration
  • Chicago Culture Gear – a pop-up shop for this brand that celebrates the city allegiance, neighborhood pride and unique style inherent to being a Chicagoan
  • Divinity Seven Apparel – pop-up boutique with hanging apparel racks, mannequins and tables displaying apparel
  • Giveashirt – hand screened designs by local artists and musicians, with 100 percent of profits donated to Streetwise
  • Half Day CBD – educational sessions and one-on-one consultations around hemp-based CBD products
  • Indelible Bliss Candle and Soap Co. – candles and other products for sale that carry a message/mantra serving as a daily reminder to the user
  • Insurance Navy – free giveaways and representatives to answer insurance questions
  • It’s Oksana – a pop-up store based in linen fabrics, featuring Ukrainian-based products
  • Lolita’s Bodega – BIPOC small business pop-up featuring 5-10 small businesses and artisans
  • Loop Wear – a leading online destination for men and women’s contemporary fashion and streetwear
  • Macy's – pop-up sidewalk shop
  • Nordstrom Rack – a sidewalk sale in front of the store featuring their best grab-and-go, festival-ready items
  • OutCold for Primark – vintage 1963 Metro Mite vehicle for photo ops, cornhole games, fashionable mannequins and product giveaways
  • Send Some Chicago – customize a 5, 7 or 10 item Chicago-themed gift box with local/iconic Chicago products
  • Sylvia’s BackRoom – a collaboration of vintage sellers all in one place, bringing you the best in vintage, artsy, and oddities. Find one-of-kind treasures from days gone by including racks of clothing and accessories, art, textiles, jewelry, accent furniture, home decor, eyewear, and so much more.
  • The Ocean Bay Cosmetics – aquatic-themed lash line
  • Twenty Thou – handmade jewelry and accessories for sale
  • Walgreens - offering walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations in front of their State and Madison street location.

Event Details

 “Despite the rainy weather, our first Sundays on State event on July 11 was a great success,” said Chicago Loop Alliance President and CEO Michael Edwards. “It was such a joy to see State Street filled with people from all over the city and beyond, experiencing that space like they never have before. After what we all went through in 2020, Sundays on State is a welcome celebration of the Loop and the city as a whole.”

East-west streets within the program area will remain open so that retail, hotels, restaurants and residential spaces will still have access by vehicle. Signage about the street closure will be placed at the sites of the closure and two blocks out to provide ample notice to vehicles. State Street from Wacker to Lake will be used as a drop-off zone. Sundays on State will follow public health guidelines in place at the time of each event.

Sundays on State is planned to occur rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather during the events, Chicago Loop Alliance encourages guests to take a moment to enjoy the bountiful indoor shopping, dining and attractions on State Street and throughout the Loop.

Event rules

What's allowed?

  • Leashed, well-behaved dogs
  • Strollers
  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc.
  • Lawn chairs, blankets, and other seating -- whatever you find comfy, bring it! (Some seating will be provided)
  • Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages

What's not allowed?

  • Outside alcohol
  • Weapons (bags are subject to search)
  • Cars, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, etc.

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Sundays on State is a project of Chicago Loop Alliance in partnership with Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation, City of Chicago, and SSA#1-2015. Event sponsors are Hilton, Allstate, Macy’s, PNC, Target and Walgreens. Community sponsors are Block 37, Cabrera Capital, Clayco and Millennium Garages. Captivate, The Chicago Crusader, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Firefly, Me-TV FM, Power 92.3, Rejoice 102.3, Soul 106.3, Vocalo, WBEZ, WGN, WLS-AM 890, 94.7 WLS-FM, 101WKQX and WVON are media sponsors.

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