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Lakeside Pride’s Second Annual “Take the Stage Gala”

Lakeside Pride hosts its second annual Take the Stage gala to celebrate the contributions of individuals, businesses, and other organizations to the LGBTQ music community in Chicago. This event will also be a significant fundraiser for Lakeside Pride, with all support going direct to fulfilling our important mission of fostering acceptance and understanding of the LGBTQ community through the universal language of music.

Join us for beautiful views of the city on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage with glass doors closed creating a climate-controlled environment. Enjoy a complimentary open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, and food stations while our ensembles set the mood.

Take the Stage provides an opportunity to reflect upon past accomplishments while looking forward to continuing to represent our community and express ourselves through music.  The evening will honor Greg Harris, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, volunteer for AIDS-related causes, co-founder and first president of AIDS Walk Chicago and of Open Hand Chicago, with our Spotlight Award for Community Support.

Suggested attire is a dress, suit, or slacks and blazer; cocktail attire to formal.

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Percussion typical of jazz and Latin music will be used. There will not be pyrotechnics, strobe lights, or smoke effects.

Wheelchairs have a flat path from the sidewalk to the event space.

Wheelchair accessible and all-gender restrooms are located on the same floor of the theater. Restroom signs are marked with braille.

Programming is presented in English. Sign language interpretation can be arranged with one week’s advance request. We will attempt to accommodate but cannot guarantee sign language interpretation requests less than one week before the performance.

Other accessibility questions can be directed to We will make every effort to accommodate needs and incorporate requests in future events.

About Lakeside Pride

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Home to three major ensembles – Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, and Symphonic Band – plus over a dozen chamber ensembles, the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and members.


Mar 07 2020


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Pritzker Pavilion
55 N Michigan Ave


Bradley Fritz