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Pitchfork Announces 2017 Summer Festival Headliners

The Chicago music festival enlisted local artist Shelby Rodeffer to paint a mural of the lineup while on Facebook Live Monday morning

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    Pitchfork Announces 2017 Summer Festival Headliners
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    Pitchfork announced its 2017 summer headliners and they did it in the best (and maybe the slowest) way possible.

    The Chicago music festival enlisted local artist Shelby Rodeffer to paint a mural of the lineup while on Facebook Live Monday morning. The painting began at 9:45 a.m. and ended just before noon. 

    On the painting were the names of three headliners: LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest and Solange.

    The rest of the lineup for the July event at Union Park is expected to be released in the coming months.

    In addition, Pitchfork also announced a special collaboration with Saint Heron, Solange's label and arts platform. The special event series will feature an onsite art installation, film screening, artist talks and late-night "jazz jam sessions." The series is slated to take place July 13-16 at locations across Chicago. 

    Those locations include:

     

    • July 13: Black Cinema House at the Stony Island Arts Bank – Saint Heron curated evening of film and discussion
    • July 14: Soho House Chicago – Poetry reading and discussion presented by Young Chicago Authors and Saint Heron
    • July 15: The Promontory – Saint Heron Presents an After Fest Jazz Jam & Party featuring the select house band and special surprise guests
    • July 14-16: Union Park – Saint Heron Installation Space – Saint Heron will feature works from contemporary black art makers for the duration of the festival

     

    Single-day tickets and three-day passes are still available on the festival’s website.

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