Looking forward to Summer? So are we!

We’ll be showcasing an impressive, engaging lineup of artists in our 2015 Summer Festival from June 12-27, and we’re sure you’ll find a few that you won’t want to miss. As you probably know, this is a transitional year for Columbia Festival of the Arts as we move to presenting four weekend festivals throughout the year – one in each season. That means there won’t be another Festival quite like Summer 2015!

Cross Currents, our 2015 Summer Festival, begins with our Free Opening Weekend on the Lakefront June 12-14, a weekend of outdoor fun for the whole family, and continues through June 27 with film, dance, comedy, theatre, art exhibitions, and a concert performance by five-time GRAMMY®-winning music legends, Blind Boys of Alabama

Cross Currents is a blend of contemporary artists filled with electrifying performances and fascinating hybrids like global sensation Pilobolus, fusing modern dance theatre and acrobatics, and Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivantcelebrating imagination with vintage silent film and live Gypsy swing. The 2015 Summer Festival will conclude with The Best of The Second City, Chicago’s legendary laugh factory of comedy’s best and brightest.

Take a look at the full lineup for Cross Currents – it’s three weekends of electrifying performances guaranteed to jump start your summer!