Smile Politely

Sinfonia da Camera to headline family-friendly event at Hessel Park in July

An illustration in shades of black, grey and brown with a silhouette of a conductor from the back looking out onto a park.
The Illiac

Hessel Park in Champaign will host a vibrant, free, all-ages event on Saturday, July 13th, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will feature a diverse lineup including Sinfonia da Camera, the in-residence professional chamber orchestra at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, internationally acclaimed jazz musician and composer Marquis Hill, and the dynamic Brazilian drum ensemble Bloco Gavião. Organized by PYGMALION and Champaign Park District, the event promises an array of live music, a variety of food trucks, and select wines and beers from Art Mart. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets to fully enjoy the evening under the summer sky. Learn more about the event at

This performance is promoted by PYGMALION, which shares the same parent company as Smile Politely.

The Illiac
Hessel Park
1400 Grandview Dr
Sa July 13th, 4 p.m.

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