Southland Arts, Municipalities, and Business AllianceSouthland Arts, Municipalities, and Business Alliance

SAMBA (Southland Arts, Municipalities, and Business Alliance) is a group of art organizations, municipalities, and businesses who want to enrich the lives of our communities. SAMBA will promote the South Suburbs as a vibrant family-friendly arts destination. SAMBA encourages connection, knowledge exchange, and resource-sharing among arts, municipalities, and businesses.

We believe that the South Suburbs represent the heart of Mid-America with family-friendly villages, an under-recognized but strong education system, award-winning park districts with vast recreational opportunities, a vibrant arts scene, affordable housing, convenient shopping, and transportation, welcoming public spaces, and perhaps most distinctively, diverse and engaged communities.

Arts Organizations in the Chicago SouthlandVisual Arts, Performing Arts, Sculpture, Painting, Music, Dance, and Theatre

Municipalities in the Chicago Southland
South Suburban Villages, Cities, and Towns

Business in Chicago Southland
Financial, Retail, Healthcare, Real Estate, and Professional Services

SAMBA Theatre
SAMBA - Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra


Southland Arts, Municipalities, and Business Alliance (SAMBA) is comprised of 17 Arts organizations.

Center for the Performing Arts at Governors State University, Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College, The Drama Group, Flossmoor Sculpture Garden, Freedom Hall, Grand Prairie Singers, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Midwest Motet Society, Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University, Southland Jazz Ensemble at Prairie State College, South Holland Master Chorale, S.P.A.A. Theater, Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra, Tall Grass Arts Association, The Music Connection, Union Street Gallery, and Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University.

SAMBA is the premier arts, municipalities and business organization in the South Suburbs of Chicago. We represent over 25 communities including University Park, Homewood, Flossmoor, Park Forest, Frankfort, Chicago Heights, Mokena, New Lenox, Tinley Park, Orland Park, South Holland, Crete, Olympia Fields, Matteson, Country Club Hills, Lansing, Hazel Crest, Monee, Beecher, and more!