Chicago Band Roster
Launched in 2021 to celebrate the Year of Chicago Music, DCASE presents the Chicago Band Roster, a selection of nearly 200 singers, songwriters, DJs, solo artists and ensemble musicians based in Chicago performing a variety of music styles including Blues, House, Hip-Hop, Rock, jazz, Gospel, Classical and more. Artists on the Chicago Band Roster were selected by a panel of music industry professionals based on artistic excellence, work samples and performance history at private and public events.
In an effort to increase meaningful performance opportunities for Chicago-based musicians, the Chicago Musician Roster can be used as resource for residents, producers, venues and organizations looking to present high-quality music programs.
DCASE will launch the Chicago Band Roster Grant Program in the summer of 2022- a new funding program to support cultural presenters activate cultural programs from July 1st-December 31, 2022. Emerging and established cultural presenters are invited to submit proposals for free live, in-person concerts and events, spanning across all genre’s music, performance and dance events. Additionally, presenters may select up to two solo musicians and/or bands from the Chicago Band Roster to play at their event.