The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is a thriving, two-day in town festival in historic Grant Park, organized by and benefitting the Grant Park Conservancy.

Working to create a world-class park

The Grant Park Conservancy is committed to the restoration, beautification and maintenance of historic Grant Park.

The Grant Park Conservancy is funded entirely by donations. As such, we cannot make an impact in the park without your help. There are several ways you can get involved.

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Festival Committee

Steve Konzelman, Co-Chair
John McVay, Co-Chair
Michelle Blackmon, Executive Director
Alisa Chambers, Director of Operations & Volunteer Programs
Nikki Zimmerman, Director of Finance & Administration
Alan Conner, Music
Benay Krissel, Branding
Gigi Gould, Artist Market
Melissa Chila, Logistics
Niall Rochford, Logistics
Sarah Edwards, Food
Sam Moore, Social Media
Travis Peterman, Website Logistics
Adams Realtors, Run for the Park 5k