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Chicago Anti-Violence Fest Featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Lupe Fiasco Apparently Canceled

The event was supposed to benefit Get IN Chicago, a nonprofit network of organizations focused on preventing violence among Chicago’s youth

An anti-violence festival being headlined by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Fifth Harmony, Prince Royce and Lupe Fiasco was abruptly canceled just days before it was set to hit Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Get IN It Music Fest was slated take over the home of the White Sox on Sept. 16, but according to Ticketmaster Wednesday, the event has been canceled.

The ticketing site said Internet and phone orders will be automatically canceled and refunded and refunds would also be available at the point of purchase. 

The event was supposed to benefit Get IN Chicago, a nonprofit network of organizations focused on preventing violence among Chicago’s youth. 

Ticket prices ranged from $35-$150 and were available to the public on Ticketmaster beginning Aug. 11. 

“To join in the fight against gun violence in our City, we decided to host a concert-for-a-cause. In establishing this event, we received tremendous interest from community leaders across the City who want to be involved," Anthony J. O'Neill, CEO of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, which was putting on the music event, said in a statement. "We need more time to work with the community, to involve the agencies serving Chicago’s high-risk youth and to expand our outreach to fans across Chicago who we know want to be a part of this fight. Our 2018 concert series will provide fantastic entertainment while having a meaningful impact on the community development and violence prevention needs we continue to see in Chicago.”

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