Chicago House Party
On Saturday May 27th throughout the day, DJs and live performances will showcase the various sounds and styles of house music, the musical form born in Chicago that has gone on to revolutionize dance music internationally at the world reknowned Chicago House Party. Celebrate House music, born in Chicago 35+ years ago.
**Free event at Jay Pritzker Pavilion** Millennium Park 2 pm -9pm
MAIN STAGE Live Artist Performance:
THE HOUSE LEGACY PROJECT is a DCASE commissioned band led by musical director Jerry C. King. The project preforms live some of the classic Chicago House Music hits using new arrangements and often including the original singers and musicians of those seminal songs. Apart from the classics, the project also looks to develop new emerging talent and write new music to release and perform live as Chicago debuts at the Chicago House Party event.
Featured artists lineup:
Billy Monroe, Faith Howard with dancers Faith Rebecca & Sarah Lloyd, S&S Recording Artist Jameisha Trice, Andrea Love, Dawn Williams, Gus Lacy, Carla Prather, Lorenzo Owens, Kennedy Simone, with special guest performance by Curtis Mcclain & Ivelisse Diaz.
Jerry C. King (Musical Director/Keys), Steve Miggedy Maestro (DJ/ 106.3/Assistant Musical Director), Day Rock (Bass), Chuck Lacy (drums), Duane “Rude” Jones (guitar), Gus Lacy (keys)
Phillip Glover (2nd drum), Sam Eli Glover (2nd bass)
Background Vocalists: Melody Cowan, K’mar, Bernetta Donalson, & Robert Townsend, with special background vocalists modifier Tommy Thumbs “E.S.P.”
Produced by Joe Smooth & Jerry C. King
Dana Divine, Kim Jay, and Lady Laronda Maestro
*Special House Dance Workshop with Boogie McClarin!
Discopoet Khari B
For more information, visit www.millenniumpark.org.