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Celebrating the best local, buzzing musical acts every Thursday on one of Chicago's most prolific stages

As owners on Michigan Avenue, lovers of music and patrons of the arts, we want to do our part and provide unique experiences to residents, tenants, shop owners, and visitors to our great city.
— Stephen Hearn, President & CEO, HEARN
CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, June 11, 2015 / -- In response to overwhelming demand, Music Dealers™ (, global music agency and music licensing company, has once again teamed up with leading real estate company HEARN to host the second annual Summer Concert Series at The John Hancock Center’s outdoor plaza, kicking off on June 18th.

Music Dealers has hand-selected the hottest local acts from its global independent artist community to perform every Thursday night from 5pm – 7pm for music fans of all ages enjoying the sizzling Chicago summer.

For 11 weeks, until September 10th, the Summer Concert Series will feature free weekly performances from two artists, showcasing the most exciting talent the “Windy City” has to offer. Performances will cater to all musical tastes including rock, indie, blues, pop, folk, soul, and punk.

The series will feature performances from native Chicago acts including: The Voice contestant Todd Kessler, CMJ Top 200 band The Hemmingbirds, rock trio Tall Walker and singer-songwriter Jamie Lono, to name a few. The official schedule can be found on and will feature regular updates to the lineup throughout the Summer Concert Series.

Music Dealers Founder & President Eric Sheinkop says, “Following last year’s huge success, we’re delighted to continue our partnership with HEARN and celebrate the very best homegrown musical talent. Music is at the heart of every Chicagoan and our free Summer Concert Series not only provides local bands with live performance revenue but also a fantastic stage to share their music with new fans.”

Stephen Hearn, President & CEO of HEARN says, “As owners on Michigan Avenue, lovers of music and patrons of the arts, we want to do our part and provide unique experiences to residents, tenants, shop owners, and visitors to our great city. We look forward to another great summer filled with music and fun in our plaza.”


For more information please contact:

Media Contact:
Lyndsey Ager
Music Dealers
(312) 218-5233

Notes to Editor:
The John Hancock Center is located at 875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611.
There will be no performances on July 2nd or September 3rd due to the holidays.
Check out the 2014 Summer Concert Series Recap Video:

About Music Dealers
Music Dealers™ is an award-recognized, full-service music partner offering a range of creative and strategic music services to help clients realize the full value music brings to their business. With one of the world’s largest online catalogs of emerging, pre-cleared artists from around the globe, Music Dealers works with brands, agencies, TV/film networks and gaming studios to elevate their music needs through licensing, custom music, creative services, label & publisher relations, strategy, and live events, while generating significant revenue streams for its independent artist community. Music Dealers proudly works with leading, global companies that understand the powerful role of music in building connections with their target audiences, including Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Ogilvy, Havas, Viacom, AirBnB and Spotify. Headquartered in Chicago, Music Dealers has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and New Orleans. For more information visit:

About HEARN:
HEARN headquartered in Chicago, has owned and operated institutional-quality commercial real estate throughout the United States for almost 40 years. Supported by a full complement of in-house leasing, management, construction and consulting professionals, HEARN manages its own investments and partners with others, always with one clear objective: creating value. Whether enhancing a core asset or repositioning an underperforming investment, HEARN has built a national reputation as a progressive, hardworking, passionate owner and manager dedicated to improving both operational efficiency and tent satisfaction. We are extremely committed to a "hands on" approach that brings a personal touch to our business relationships. For more information please visit

Lyndsey Ager
Music Dealers
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