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Chicago River Float Will Show Movies and Concerts on the River

Posted on the 05 May 2017 by Urbanmatter Chicago @UMatterChicago

According to a report by DNAInfo, a floating exhibition space will sail the Chicago River and dock at places around the Riverwalk to entertain visitors.

chicago river float

Photo Credit: DNAInfo (Provided by the City of Chicago)

Programming aboard the floating attraction will include free moving screenings, live music, performances, and art displays. Renderings show a medium-sized stage attached to the edge of the Riverwalk, where performers can stand and where projections can be displayed from the Riverwalk, making for a unique and intimate mode of entertainment. The DNAInfo report notes that this is just a preview and that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will release more information on the new attraction to the public soon.

chicago river float

Photo Credit: DNAInfo (Provided by the City of Chicago)

Although there will surely be plenty of great local performances on the Chicago River Float, it’ll be interesting to see if any big-time acts make a surprise appearance or two.

After its completion last year, the city is really taking the Chicago Riverwalk to the next level this year, with year-round vendors, pop-up attractions like City Winery’s river domes, and an all-day festival coming up this month to kick off the season. The Mayor even held a forum with other city officials from around the world to discuss urban waterways, ending with a request for ideas on how to expand the Riverwalk into other neighborhoods. All of these efforts help meet the city’s goal of making the Riverwalk one of its most important landmarks.

Originally Reported by DNAInfo

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