Free Downtown Sound lineup includes Sharon Van Etten, Glen Hansard, Dessa

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Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten performs at Lollapalooza last year. (Mike Rich/Red Eye / April 2, 2013)

Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s free Monday night music series, returns this summer with a lineup that includes Sharon Van Etten, Glen Hansard, Dessa and Psalm One.

In addition, the Loops and Variations series that debuted last year on Thursday evenings, will return with Dan Deacon, Matmos and eighth blackbird, among others.

Here are the complete lineups for both as announced Tuesday by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events:

Downtown Sound at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park:
May 27: Lee Ranaldo Band, Marc Ribot's Ceramic DogJune 3: Sharon Van Etten, Speck Mountain

June 10: Glen Hansard with Lisa Hannigan and members of the Frames

June 17: Daniel Lanois, Brokeback

June 24: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Angela James

July 1: Lee Fields & the Expressions, Theo Huff & the Platinum Band

July 8: Dawes, the Cairo Gang

July 15: Fatoumata Diawara, Alasdair Roberts and friends

July 22: The Handsome Family, Azita

July 29: Dessa, Psalm One

Loops & Variations at Pritzker Pavilion:

June 13: Falty DL, Bill Kouligas

June 27: Matmos, Fonema Consort

July 4: ICE, Nosaj Thing

July 11: Dan Deacon

July 18: Olafur Arnalds, Sarah Neufeld

Aug. 28 (Wednesday): Eighth Blackbird with Glenn Kotche and Lesley Flanigan

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