UNIVERSITY VILLAGE — In an effort to promote peace in Chicago, local groups are launching the Hip-Hop Summerfest in September.
The first-ever fest will bring together musicians, DJs, comedians and fashion designers for three days at Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., Sept. 9-11.
Rapper Lil Durk, Pastor Corey Brooks and Near West District Police Cmdr. Edward Kulbida were expected to announce the fest at a media conference Thursday.
"Our purpose for putting together the festival is to promote family, education, unity, arts and entertainment to all music lovers in hopes of bridging the gap of what is missing in our communities,” said Brooks, leader of Project Hood.
Festival headliners include:
• Katie Got Bandz
• Sasha Go Hard
• Doug E. Fresh
• Big Daddy Kane
• Dana Dane
• Slick Rick
• Kid N Play
• DJ Reese
A full lineup of confirmed acts is online.
Single-day tickets, $48, and a three-day pass, $99, are for sale online.
The festival is expected to take place in the park from 3:30-10 p.m. all three days.
The Hip-Hop Summerfest is sponsored by the Chicago Peace Organization, Project Hood, The Circle Foundation, Star Events and Youth Connection Charter School.
A portion of the proceeds from Hip-Hop Summerfest will benefit the nonprofit organizations of athletes with ties to Chicago, including Joakim Noah, Matt Forte, Derrick Rose, and the Chicago Peace Organization, Project Hood, the Circle Foundation and Innovations Charter School.
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