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Harper Court Music Series – Aug 3

Harper Court Summer Music Series is a set of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the University of Chicago.  The 2023 music series, hosted by Mario Smith, continues August 3rd  from 6 – 9 pm with opening music by DJ Mr. Jaytoo and a live vocal performance by Opal Staples.

Opal Staples is a force of nature, with a presence that commands any stage. Her gift shines brightest when she sings.  As a professional singer, she has garnered industry wide acclaim by giving her flawless voice to The Oprah Winfrey Show, McDonald’s, Verizon, and FOX top-rated show Empire, The Chi, Chicago PD, and the new drama series 61st. She is BET’s Sunday Best Top 5 and her discography includes work with award winning artists Ramsey Lewis, David Foster, Stevie Wonder, Seal and R. Kelly. She leads the Opal Staples Orchestra, a 22-piece musical marvel whose focus is on classic and contemporary music. Her graceful spirit makes her a joy to listen to.


Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Court
Hyde Park (53rd Street and S. Lake Park Avenue)
Parking – Paid parking is available in the Harper Court garage (entrance on S. Lake Park Avenue just south of McDonald’s) or in the surface lot on S. Harper Avenue. Paid street parking is also available. We encourage you to take public transportation or carpool.


Seating – Seating is not provided – please bring folding chairs, but remember to leave lots of room from dancing!


Dining – Enjoy Bob’s Pizza, Chipotle, Daisy’s Po-Boy & Tavern, Deep Purpl, Ja’ Grill, Jade Court, Roti Modern Mediterranean, Stan’s Donuts & Coffee – all in Harper Court. Or sample one of the many great eateries on 53rd Street.


Shop Local – Support our neighborhood businesses by shopping local. Recycled Modern and Suuri Design are in Harper Court, and The Silver Room and other shops are right around the corner.


August 3, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Harper Court
5235 S. Harper Court
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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