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Lot Jams is back and bigger than ever! Join us this summer for EIGHT shows around Albany Park. Music, dance, and fun is guaranteed for the whole family, including the family pup!

Lot Jams is always free, always outdoors, and always dog-friendly! Live performances start at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. If needed, rain dates will be one week following the scheduled date.

Wednesday, June 22 - Flavors of Albany Park After Party!

Thursday, July 14

Thursday, July 28

Thursday, August 11

Thursday, August 25

Thursday, September 8 - Taco Crawl After Party!

Thursday, September 22

Thursday, October 8

This project is partially supported by a Chicago Presents grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

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Lot Jams is a free, outdoor, summer concert series that showcases the people, businesses, and cultures that make Albany Park one of the best communities in Chicago.

June 22 - Mariachi Sirenas

Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards, 3241 W Montrose Ave

July 14 - ÉSSO

Noon O Kabab, 4701 N Kedzie Ave

With a Special Demonstration by Northside Kung Fu

Northside Kung Fu was founded on the principles of Ving Tsun (pronounced Wing Chun) Kung Fu, an ancient Chinese martial art that was designed in times of war as a powerful military technology. It is practiced in modern times to defend oneself in the streets, explore one's economy of motion, and develop more profound relaxation. Northside Kung Fu offers in-person and online classes, and women and non-binary only classes.


July 28 - BUMPUS

Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards, 3241 W Montrose Ave

With a Special Performance by Same Planet Performance

Directed by Joanna Read, Same Planet Performance Project is one of Chicago’s most inventive contemporary dance companies. Known for its highly physical, yet emotionally driven work, SPPP presents original work by its artistic director, and also commissions work from acclaimed national and international artists. The company has performed at prestigious venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Dance Center of Columbia College, The Auditorium Theatre, and Joyce Soho.

SPPP is in residency at Chicago’s Dovetail Studios.

August 11 - Madera Once

Heartland Health Center, 3737 W Lawrence Ave

August 25 - Radio Free Honduras

Joel Hall Dancers & Center, 2951 W Montrose Ave

September 8 - Sama Sama Project

Heartland Health Center, 3737 W Lawrence Ave

September 22 - Hokule'a Academy of Polynesian Arts

Ronan Park

Saturday, October 8 - The Luna Blues Machine

Kimball Station Park & Ride, 4755 N Kimball Ave.

With a Special Performance by FIA

As one of the five subgroups within Filipinos in Alliance (FIA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, FIA Cultural focuses on teaching aspects of Filipino Culture to its members from teaching different cultural dances (such as Tinikling and Maglalatik), to showcasing how to cook different Filipino foods. We hope to challenge our understanding of our heritage by building an environment of traditional and modern Filipino ideals and by continuing to strengthen new and old relationships.

This project is partially supported by a Chicago Presents grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

Sound and Lighting Provider

Sound and lighting for Lot Jams is provided by K@0Z Sound and Lighting Entertainment, located at 2650 W Montrose Ave.

K@OZ Sound & Lighting Entertainment delivers services in a professional manner through planning, consultation, and installation of the best quality audio, video, and lighting equipment.

Inquire today about sound and lighting rental, DJ services, and more for your corporate, nonprofit, and private events and fundraisers!


Noon O Kabab started as a small, family-owned, 11-table restaurant in 1997 and has now tripled in size.

Noon O Kabab creates authentic Persian food that reflects their heritage. The ingredients are always fresh, most spices come from Iran, and the menu is lovingly prepared using treasured family recipes.

Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards opened in fall 2018 in Albany Park, featuring 14 professional pool tables, a 20-person U-shaped bar with wine, beer, and cocktails, a delicious menu in the evening, and on top of all of that, a full-service coffee shop open every morning through the afternoon and evening. Come work, shoot pool, have drinks with friends or sip coffee…just know you’re welcome!

Founded to showcase and celebrate the artistry of Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ performers, Joel Hall Dancers & Center stands as the embodiment of Joel’s life-long passion for creating, performing, and teaching dance artistry and technique. The Joel Hall Dancers live to awaken the dancer in everyone’s soul and to share the legacy of Joel Hall’s artistry with the world.

Heartland Health Centers is a federally qualified health center with 18 locations serving Chicago’s north side and nearby suburbs.

The Albany Park community health center provides 4,000 new individual patients with primary care medical visits, behavioral health visits, and oral health screenings for children ages 0-4.



Celadon Partners, LLC was formed by Scott Henry and Aron Weisner to continue the work of Celadon Holdings as a developer of dynamic and catalytic affordable housing. The Celadon team offers significant experience in affordable housing and real estate development, advisory, and investment, as well as underwriting expertise in the areas of market and financial analysis, and development risk management. The firm has completed numerous affordable housing redevelopment projects and LIHTC transactions throughout the region, resulting in over 1500 units of new affordable housing units.


At the heart of New York Life is a commitment to be there for their customers—whether today or decades into the future. Located in the Chicago Metropolitan area, New York Life - Chicago serves clients throughout the area with offices in Deerfield and Downtown Chicago. With a fundamental mission to help provide financial security and peace of mind to their clients, their core business is founded on the belief that trust, integrity, and humanity needs to be earned. Their commitment to mutuality and financial strength is evident in the local communities and the businesses they serve.

Wintrust Bank first opened its doors in 1991 in a northern Chicago suburb, and they’ve been serving Chicago’s people and businesses ever since. Wintrust is proud to be a locally-run community bank, whose bankers live in the communities they work. They share the hopes and concerns of their neighbors and work to improve the neighborhood through lending and investing in the community. When you bank with a Wintrust Community Bank, you can be confident your money is staying local and going back into the things that matter most to you.

New City Moving is committed to providing Chicagoland with the very best in moving and packing services. They are proven to be one of the most trusted, punctual, & professional moving companies in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. They have a fleet of over 70 moving trucks and over 200 moving and relocation experts ready to help you with any and all of your moving needs.

Lichter Realty, Inc. is a family-owned business that acquires, develops, and leases premium commercial, industrial, office, flex, and retail space to meet the needs and demands of growing businesses in Chicago. For over 30 years, Lichter Realty, Inc. has been developing commercial, industrial, office, flex, and urban retail properties in Chicago. They have worked with hundreds of businesses from local to multi-national organizations, from a wide range of industries, with whom they have built long-term partnerships.

Health and Safety at Lot Jams

North River Commission and the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce are committed to supporting the businesses, organizations, schools, and residents in the communities we serve. The health and safety of the community is paramount to our organization.

As public health guidelines and rules continue to change over the course of the year, NRC will plan accordingly to ensure that the health of attendees, performers, and staff is prioritized.