What We Do

Founded in 2000 to create free public access to high-quality music, Rush Hour Concerts (RHC) is committed to advancing new ideas and ways of experiencing music in Chicago through these grounding principles:

  • Uncompromising artistic quality: Presenting world-class musicians and dynamic repertoire
  • Unique concert formats: Engaging listeners with short programs in easy-access locations
  • Universal access: Providing all programs admission–free

For the past 17 years, RHC has created groundbreaking programs and access to initiatives that have revolutionized music-making in Chicago. Currently, Rush Hour Concerts has three pillars: