Weasel Sims will be invading Wire August 25th for an epic event.
Location: 6815 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402
Date: Saturday, August 25th
Doors Open: 8pm
Tickets: $10 - $15
Some major names are lined up to be a part of the Global Citizens Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. The three headliners will be Oprah, Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z.
While those three names are huge, they aren't the only major stars heading to South Africa. Joining those three will be the likes of Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Cassper Nyovest, D’Banj, Femi Kuti, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid are some of the other performers at the event. Gayle King, Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Bozoma St. John and Forest Whitaker.
The Global Citizen Festival aims to encourage world leaders to commit to ending extreme poverty by 2030. This year’s event is titled “Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100,” which will celebrate the centenary year of Nelson Mandela and his legacy to help end poverty.
How to get free tickets for the event:
Starting from Aug. 21, you can get involved on the Global Citizen platforms or with the Facebook Messenger bot — search “Global Citizen” in Facebook Messenger to learn more. There will also be opportunities for Global Citizens to earn free tickets by taking actions in their communities of Johannesburg, which will be announced soon. Those who sign-up at GlobalCitizen.org.za can earn bonus rewards and early access by referring their friends.
Jay Rock is taking his talents on the road. He recently released his third studio album called Redemption. Now the Cali rapper is headlining a tour. Rock has announced the "Big Redemption Tour", which will kick of in September.
The tour will visit 29 cities and kick-off in Lawrence, KS on Sept. 12 and will end in Los Angeles, CA on Oct. 29.
Rock’s latest effort, Redemption is spearheaded by popular singles “Win,” and “The Bloodiest,” and the J. Cole-assisted “OSOM.” The 13-song album features Kendrick Lamar, Future, Jeremih, among others.
You can check out the entire tour schedule in the social media post below.
The next time we see a Miss America pageant on TV, it will be missing two major components. It was announced today (June 5) that the annual beauty competition will no longer have a swimsuit or evening gown portion. The change was announced by Gretchen Carlson, the chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, on ABC's Good Morning America.
Miss America will be a competition, not a pageant, Carlson said on the show Tuesday.
"We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. That's huge," she said. Carlson also said the new Miss America competition will be more inclusive to women of "all shapes and sizes."
In place of the swimsuit contest, the contestants will take part in a live interactive session with the judges, according to a statement from the Miss America Organization, "where she will highlight her achievements and goals in life and how she will use her talents, passion, and ambition to perform the job of Miss America."
As for the evening gown portion, the contestants will still show off there style, but it will be in an outfit that they choose. The idea is to see the participants in outfits that make them comfortable, enabling them to show their best selves. Contestants will also discuss how they would advance their social-impact initiatives during this part of the contest.
The talent portion of the competition will remain.
The rise of the #MeToo movement is powering the changes, Carlson said.
The next Miss America competition is September 9 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The warm weather is here and for Chicago that means it's festival season. Here's a week look at some of the top events available this weekend for those who want to get out and enjoy all the Chi has to offer.
Thursday, May 31st
Maifest Chicago - May 31 - June 3, 2018 - Lincoln Square (4700 N. Lincoln Avenue)
Mayfest (Maifest in German) is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. Maifest is still celebrated throughout Germany with the maypole (maibaum) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the local village or town.tent
Mayfest, like Octoberfest, has now become a popular celebration throughout the world. Chicago's German community welcomes all to their Mayfest in Lincoln Square; the heart of Chicago's German Community.
This 19th annual German festival features German foods, live music, maypole dance and other traditional German presentations.
VANS HOUSE PARTY Featuring Vic Mensa - May 31 - HOUSE OF VANS CHICAGO - Free - 18+
This year, the Vans House Parties series evolves where each headlining artist will act as a curator, hand-picking all supporting talent and will be creating a personalized visual art experience for fans. To support and elevate emerging talent, one unsigned band or artist will be chosen by the headliner to open each Vans House Party show.
Vic Mensa has selected local artist, Floyd A. Davis IV to create an immersive, multimedia experience that will combine sculpture and music into a functional speaker wall. Rounding out the bill, San Francisco based hip-hop collective The Pack will take the stage for an epic reunion and unsigned Chicago-based hip-hop artist, KAMI was personally selected by Vic Mensa to open the show.
Vic Mensa Curation with performances by:
Friday, June 1st
Chicago Gospel Music Festival - June 1-2, 2018 - Chicago Cultural Center & Millennium Park - Free Admission
Celebrating the genre's deep Chicago roots with traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel music in the city where the genre was born, the 33rd Chicago Gospel Music Festival features local and national artists on June 1 and 2 at the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park.
Chicago Ale Fest - June 1 - 2, 2018 - Butler Field in Grant Park - Price Varies
Located at Butler Field in historic Grant Park, Chicago Ale Fest will feature a ton of craft beers (over 200), live music and some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks.
Do Division Street Fest - June 1-3, 2018 - DIVISION BETWEEN DAMEN AND LEAVITT - $10 Suggested Donation
Do Division Street Fest takes place on Division Street between Damen and Leavitt in West Town Chicago and features two live music stages, a wide variety of local vendors and food, plenty of ice cold beer, wine and spirits, a dedicated Family Fun Fest area with family activities and stage (which exclusively benefits local elementary schools), plus Do Fashion with local designer runway shows and DJs.
The live music stages are programmed by two renowned West Town live music venues: The Empty Bottle & Subterranean, and the cutting edge and high quality live music makes Do Division a stand out festival.
Saturday, June 2nd
HYDE PARK BREW FEST - June 2-3, 2018 - 53RD ST. & HARPER CT. - Free to Enter
Hyde Park Brew Fest marks its fifth year with an outstanding weekend of festivities that will combine Chicago’s best brewers and music producers. The Hyde Park Brew Fest runs from June 2 through June 3rd, 12p-9p on Saturday and Sunday and is FREE to attend. Attendees will enjoy excellent food, music, vendors, and of course, can purchase a sampler’s ticket for access to over 50 different beers and ciders to try. The Hyde Park Brew Fest takes place in downtown Hyde Park at 53rd and Harper Avenue (Harper Court).
The Beer Sampling event which runs from 1p - 7p both days, will feature over 50 different brews and ciders. PURCHASE TICKETS here. Among the stellar line up of brews will the best Midwest Craft & Microbreweries and some from right here in the Chicago area.
In addition to having your taste buds tickled with outstanding food from favorite local restaurant filling the air with culinary aromas for blocks, your ears will be treated to sounds curated by Hyde Park’s own Dave Jeff along with an eclectic lineup of DJs including headliner and innovative hip-hop DJ and Producer, DJ Jazzy Jeff known most for his Grammy-winning work with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.
As I stated in my previous blog post, there is always something going on in Chicago. It could be up to five events, I might be interested in, going on at once. This past weekend there was no shortage of events as I ended up covering two myself on the same night.
If you read my last post then you know I was at the Mack 11 listening party, immediately following I slid on Peter Jaysin and nem for his 4/20 Papers vs Backwoods shindig, powered by No Hesitation, Swank Pr, and The Right Now Tour.
It was definitely a “dope” event (inserts laughing emoji), a room filled with trees, smoke clouds, and Chicago’s movers and shakers. It was one of those cool kid parties, invitation only, you had to know the real n-- -- - to get in. It was a kickback style showcase with only three acts on the bill, kept them event chill but LiT at the right moments.
The acts were Flex (@100flex), Asa 2 Times (@asa2times), and Duffle Bag Buru (@dufflebagburu). I came in just in time to catch Flex doing his first song, this being my first time seeing him perform I was really impressed with his level of energy and crowd control. He and his hype men kept the crowd engaged for the whole performance, definitely an artist to watch. Next up on the bill and next up in the industry was Asa 2 Times. Joined by his All Cost brother Solo the Dweeb, Asa fired up like Johnny Storm from Fantastic 4.
Asa always coming with big energy, with the added hype from Solo they definitely kept the LiT fest going. Last but not least Duffle Bag Buru, a Lyrical Lemonade signee. Buru had mad rockstar vibes and kept the energy wavy throughout his performance. Can’t rate him on crowd control because the intermission kinda settled a pretty blazed crowd. Despite the fact I couldn’t gauge his ability to control a crowd, I still rocked with his stage presence, overall lived up to the hype.
4/20 was definitely one for the books, yall planning for next year yet? Asking for a friend.
Logan will be live Saturday, May 26th at Wire located in Berwyn, IL.
Logan will be hitting the stage for his first headliner of 2018 Saturday, May 26th, and this time he'll be making his way to Wire's phenomenal music venue located in Berwyn, IL for what will be yet another sold out event under his belt.
The lineup will feature iLLANOiZE own Bekoe, Joel Q, Chanelle Tru, Kid Breeze, and Heavy Crownz. For advance tickets scroll below.
Location: 6815 W Roosevelt Rd Berwyn, IL 60402
Date: Saturday, May 26th
Doors Open: 8pm
This Thursday, April 5th, iLLANOiZE presents "Sophisticated Trap" with Tony Cartel.
This event will feature performances by:
It all goes down at Wire, located at 6815 W. Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn, IL 60402. Doors open at 8 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm. This is a 21 and up event.
Advance tickets still available for $10 here, or purchase at the door for $15.