CHICAGO — Family, friends and fans of the late DJ Frankie Knuckles will celebrate his life at a Tuesday tribute in Millennium Park near "The Bean."
The free event runs from 6-9 p.m. in the Chase Central Promenade at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St. The promenade is just east of "The Bean."
After a few remarks are made by family and friends, house music will be played, including songs by Knuckles, who won the 1997 Grammy for remix of the year, nonclassical.
Music will be played by DJs Elbert Phillips from 6:15-6:50 p.m; Craig Loftis from 6:55-7:30 p.m.; Greg Gray from 7:35-8:10 p.m.; and by Mike Winston from 8:15-9 p.m.
The event will also be streamed live online.
In a statement, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said New York native Knuckles would never be forgotten.
"Over his long career, Frankie made his way into the ranks of those artists and innovators who came to this city not just to contribute to a musical genre, but to create one themselves," Emanuel said. "In doing so, he also made his way into the hearts of those who knew him and the many more who followed his work."