However, I got there a bit early before the museum opened, so I wandered through the reasonably-new Millennium Park right next to it. That's the place with the very recognizable (and wonderful) piece of outdoor art, The Bean.
But as I kept wandering, I heard some music and so headed over. And there was a youth band playing there, a sort of citywide group for "after school" teens throughout the area. And they were quite good.
Chicago actually has a long tradition of public art. Best known are the outdoor Picasso, Chagall's Four Seasons, and works by Calder, Miro and others. But the city also hires bands to often perform in plazas during lunch hour for business people having lunch. And when the Goodman Theater wanted permission to expand, the city approved their plans with one proviso -- they had to put on several outdoor performances.
Unfortunately, the Internet connection here is REALLY SLOW. So, rather than wait and post the other video here within this piece, I'm going to post what I have now, and then add a second article with the other video. Hopefully I'll get to that tonight, but that's no sure thing since it's past midnight here.
But for now, we'll go with one at a time...