In a party to remember for the next 200 years, a star-studded lineup of birthday guests crashes the Aon Grand Ballroom for a night of spectacular entertainment.
The theme of the year-long Bicentennial Celebration will showcase the people, places and things that have been Born, Built and Grown in Illinois over the last 200 years that have made us Illinois Proud.
The lineup includes:
- Act 1- Born Built and Grown
Hosted by Bill Kurtis
- Act 2- Veterans
A performance by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Act 3- Illinois entertainment
A special acoustic performance by Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon
- Act 4- Sports
a Championship Parade featuring star athletes marching with Chicago team championship trophies
- Act 5- History/Culture
Performance by Miquel Cervantes – Hamilton in Chicago
- Act 6- History of Chicago Blues
Buddy Guy & Friends and Special Musical Guests
The Sheraton Grand Hotel is the Official Hotel of the Bicentennial Birthday Party. Visit this booking link for an event discount.
About the Illinois Bicentennial
On Dec. 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the union. The Illinois Bicentennial is a yearlong celebration of what has been BORN, BUILT & GROWN in the state and a reminder of why we are #IllinoisProud.
For more information about the Illinois Bicentennial celebration visit EnjoyIllinois.com/200