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
Nikki Zimmerman, Director of Finance & Administration
Skyler Edwards, Conservancy Coordinator
Dawn Alvan, Bouncy House Village
Melissa Chila, Food
Alan Conner, Music
Gigi Gould, Artist Market
Benay Krissel, Branding
Jo Moore, Committee Member
Travis Peterman, Website
Niall Rochford, Logistics
Rick Schroeder, Logistics
Jim Shumake, Gazebo Music & Logistics
Matt Wade, Logistics
Zach Zimmerman, Alcohol and Beer Sales
Adams Realtors, Run for the Park 5k