James A. Wagner Stage at the Midway

Midway plaisance at woodlawn

The Midway Plaisance was the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted (architect for New York’s Central Park) and was used as the center stage for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Its name is an antiquated spelling of “pleasance”—its original intent was to be a getaway for affluent Chicagoans. It now plays host to numerous activities, from musical acts to film screenings to ice skating and sports events.

Saturday, September 29

1:30-2:30pm   Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

3:45-4:45pm   Chicago Yestet  

6:15-7:15pm   Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

8:30-9:30pm   Christian Sands Trio with Marcus Strickland

Sunday, September 30

2:00-3:00pm   John "Poppy" Wright's Pool Party Jam

4:00-5:00pm   Junius Paul Quartet

6:00-7:00pm   Dee Alexander Presents: What Color is Love? The Music of Terry Callier