Chance the Rapper Announces Free Surprise Concert - NBC Chicago

Chance the Rapper Announces Free Surprise Concert

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    Chance the Rapper is donating 30,000 stuffed backpacks at this weekend's Bud Billiken Parade.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017)

    Leave it to Chance the Rapper.

    While serving as grand marshal of Saturday’s Bud Billiken Parade, the Grammy Award-winning artist announced a surprise free concert scheduled for later in the evening.

    The Bud Billiken Bash will take place at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, located at 50 E. Congress Pkwy in the city’s Loop.

    In his signature style, the concert is free, but it may be tough to get your hands on a ticket.

    Chance planned to give out tickets to the #BBBASH at the Bud Billiken Parade, but also tweeted out a list of locations around Chicago where anyone could pick tickets up beginning at 11:30 a.m.

    Those locations included:

    DuSable Museum at 740 E. 56th Place

    Studio Movie Grill at 210 W. 8th St.

    Uncle Remus at 5611 W. Madison St.

    Fat Tiger Workshop at 836 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    LDRS at 1152 W. Madison St.

    The Metro at 3730 N. Clark St.

    Guaranteed Rate Field, at Gate 5 in Lot B

    YOUMedia at 400 S. State St.

    MacArthur’s at 5412 W. Madison St.

    Harold’s Chicken Shack at 100 W. 87th St.

    Sully’s House at 1501 N. Dayton St.

    Homan Square Park at 3517 W. Arthington St.

    Sunken Garden Park at 4500 N. Virginia Ave.

    Hamilton Park at 513 W. 72nd St.

    Clarendon Park Community Center at 4501 N. Clarendon Ave.

    Chance later tweeted that all tickets at those locations were scooped up by 12:30 p.m., but telling fans to "stay tuned."

    Doors open at 5 p.m., and the performance – which Chance teased will feature “special guests” – will go until around 10 p.m.

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