Protect Chicago Music Series Announces ¡Súbelo! Concert on September 4th

August 11, 2021

City of Chicago residents who are fully vaccinated by August 21st will be eligible to attend

COVID-19 Joint Information Center

CHICAGO – The City of Chicago today announced the fourth Protect Chicago Music Series concert, ¡Súbelo!, featuring MOLOTOV and other Latinx performers, to be held in Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St. The free concert event on Saturday, September 4, from 1pm- 9pm, will be open to Chicago residents age 18 and up with a ticket who are fully vaccinated.

“Getting vaccinated is the best way to be protected against COVID-19 and to protect your family and community,” said CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. “Events like the Protect Chicago Music Series give us the chance to thank and celebrate vaccinated Chicagoans.”

A partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Chicago Park District and Pilsen Fest, ¡Súbelo! will feature live music, food from local restaurants, artisan vendors, and more. Additional musical acts will be announced soon.

“We want this concert to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations in order to protect the lives of Chicago residents – including all who embody the diverse and vibrant Latinx community in Chicago,” said Dr. Geraldine Luna, medical director at the Chicago Department of Public Health. “We’re excited to host this multigenerational pan-Latinx event in a neighborhood that proudly represents the Latinx community.”

Chicagoans who are interested in attending the concert can register now at Registrations are on a first come, first-serve basis. There will be a limited number of tickets available, and individuals are strongly encouraged to register early. Attendees must have received the final dose of a two-dose vaccine or a single-dose vaccine on or before Saturday, August 21 to be eligible to attend. Bring your Eventbrite ticket, photo ID, and proof of vaccination to gain access to the event.

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About Protect Chicago Music Series: Protect Chicago Music Series events are exclusively for fully COVID-19 vaccinated Chicagoans. A partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Protect Chicago Music Series includes a variety of musical events taking place across Chicago as an incentive and benefit for Chicagoans who receive a COVID-19 vaccine to protect their families, communities, and themselves.

¡Súbelo! is part of DCASE’s “Chicago In Tune,” a new citywide festival taking place from August 19th through September 19th celebrating Chicago’s diverse and legendary music scene and the 2021 Year of Chicago Music. This month of music will bring together iconic neighborhood venues, presenting organizations and musicians from across the city to celebrate all music genres and forms — with hundreds of free and ticketed events at dozens of venues. The festival is part of “Open Culture” — just one component of Mayor Lightfoot’s “Open Chicago” initiative to safely and fully reopen the city.

The event is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by the Mayor’s Office and DCASE. Now in its 9th year, the 2021 Night Out in the Parks program presents cultural events year-round in neighborhood parks throughout the city. The Chicago Park District in partnership with over 100 local artists and organizations, present engaging events and performances that enhance quality of life across Chicago and amplify the artistic and cultural vibrancy in every neighborhood. Through multiple disciplines, which include theater, music, movies, dance, site-specific work, nature programs, and community festivals, the series aims to support Chicago-based artists, facilitate community-based partnerships and programs, cultivate civic engagement, and ensure equity in access to the arts for all Chicagoans.

About Pilsen Fest: PILSEN FEST is free and open to the public on Sunday, September 5 from 12:00 – 10:00 p.m. It aims to expose the Latino community to the deep pool of cultural talent that exists in the Pilsen neighborhood and the Chicago metropolitan area, including musicians, chefs, mixologists, poets, muralists, painters, writers, documentarians, and photographers. The PILSEN FEST uses music, theatre, poetry, food culture, handcrafts, educational seminars, and the arts as a means of promoting and preserving Pilsen’s rich cultural heritage.