Let’s stay together, Chicago.

The Charter One Pavillion on Northerly Island hosts a variety of musical acts throughout the summer in downtown Chicago. The venue is the brainchild of Mayor Daley. In May of 2003, Daley hired a private crew to rip up the runways of the then, Meigs Field, in the middle of the night. Soon after, the pavilion was born.

Last night, Al Green (who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from BET) promoted his newest album, Lay it Down, with an outdoor concert at the pavillion. The man can sing.

The wind, the view, and the music were incredibly moving… and I was, once again, reminded of my love affair with this gorgeous city.

Yes, my sweet Chicago… we shall stay together.

Let’s stay together, Chicago. from Jen Knoedl on Vimeo.


Jen Knoedl is Executive Producer of JenChicago Productions, as well as its enthusiastic video host. Click here to find out about sponsorship and partnering opportunities regarding travel, Chicago and entrepreneurship. Tweet Jen at @JenTravelsLife


  1. Hey, Jen! I’m sure AL Green put on a great show in Chicago . The man is a legend and loves Christ! When Al Green’s name is mentioned, the first song people think of is, “Let’s Stay Together.” It is my personal favorite. Thanks for the tour of Chicago! I’m ready to vist again! Great view of the skyline! BTW , cute dog! Thomas, from the Music Capital of the World–Austin, Texas!

  2. You KNOW it, Uncle Tommy! I’m glad you all got a chance to see why I am so head-over-heels for this city!

  3. Wow, Jen, where were we during that lovely sunset! Crashed from all the daytime sightseeing? I already know I need to visit again! And Sammy is becoming a star!

  4. Ha! Yes, yes and yes!

  5. Dawn Thomas says:

    Hey Jen -

    Your mom sent me the link. You are the only person I know that would up and leave everything you know to follow your dream. Good for you!!!

    You look fabulous as usual and happier than I have ever seen you. Keep up the good work. You seem to have already done sooo much in sooo little time, and as usual, your mom could not be prouder.

    I will keep you in my prayers, and remember us “little people” when you become famous!!!

    Good luck in all your endeavors. Your drive to do anything has always been an inspiration to me.

    Dawn Thomas

  6. Dawn! Whoa! Where have you been? I miss you! You’re like the ghost of Christmas Past. *hehehe*

    Hey- thanks so much for the support. You always seemed to “get me”.

    Stay in touch!

  7. great sunsets in the summer, lots of snow in the winter, volleyball on the beach… you’re making chicago look pretty tempting.

  8. You mean, PHAT (pretty hot and tempting)? You know it, Brother!

    My Chi is extremely charming!

  9. patricia jones says:


  10. trish lebo says:

    You, your comments and videos are fabulous! Want to revisit Chicago. Enjoy what you do and may all your endevours bring blessings to you and others and glory to the Giver. trish

  11. @patricia Thank you, so much! I am having a wonderful time. God sure loves me!

  12. Thanks Trish! I’m going for it and hope that He can shine through!

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