Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra: “Accentuate the Positive”

Jordan FranciscoJazz Orchestra

Jazz Orchestra's 2023 Concert over a blue watercolor backdrop and a colorful saxophone with butterflies

Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra returns in a rousing celebration focused on all the good things in life: love, tenderness, and being together. This is the ensemble’s first concert back from the pandemic.

Location: Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60613
Date & Time: Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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Tickets: $13 (includes fees) online by clicking the button below

About this Season

This year’s season is entitled Rise, which encapsulates the LGBTQ community’s ongoing struggles and its persistence to resolve them, whether that be to survive, to thrive, or to live in harmony with each other. Lakeside Pride is no different, and as we’ve adapted to the pandemic, we find ourselves stronger and more resilient than ever. We continue to be a welcoming family for our members and friends across the Chicagoland area.

We’ve risen to the challenge of keeping our community safe, healthy, strong, and exuberant. We’ve overcome adversity from the pandemic and societal unrest, and continue to use our platform to inspire our members and audiences to join us in our revitalization. We still have lots to do and many barriers to overcome. But by banding together, we can continue to change hearts and minds, grow as a community, and heroically rise to any occasion.

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 four major ensembles – Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, Pops Ensemble, and Symphonic Band – plus over a dozen chamber ensembles, the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and members.


All-gender restroom Yes
A path from the street to the performance spaceYes
Strobe lights and lasersNo
Smoke machinesNo