Chance The Rapper Announces New Music Festival at U.S. Cellular Field This Fall | NBC Chicago

Chance The Rapper Announces New Music Festival at U.S. Cellular Field This Fall

Chicago rap artist to share stage with Skrillex, Alicia Keys, 2 Chainz



    Chance the Rapper, seen here in a Chicago White Sox jersey, will host and headline a music festival at Cellular Field in Chicago this September.

    Chance the Rapper will host a music festival at U.S. Cellular Field this September, featuring big-name artists like Skrillex, John Legend and Lil Wayne, the Chicago-based musical artist announced on Twitter Monday.

    The festival, promoted under the name "Magnificent Coloring Day" after Chance's latest album "Coloring Book," will also include musical acts such as Alicia Keys, 2 Chainz, Tyler the Creator and other "special guests." It will take place on on Sept. 24 and tickets are available at Monday afternoon.

    "'Coloring Book' is a 14-song exploration of musical richness, the story not just of a young African-American raised on hip-hop and steeped in the sounds that shaped it — gospel, soul, doo-wop, jazz and, heck, just for fun, how about some classical orchestrations and Caribbean music? — but of a community," the Chicago Tribune's music critic, Greg Kott, wrote last May.

    The rapper's website currently features a countdown promoting the upcoming festival.

    The 23-year-old, whose real name is Chancelor Bennet, has been a vocal critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, despite Bennet's father being a mayoral aide.

    He most recently performed at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival. 

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