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Music In The Key of Chicago

 

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Music in the Key of Chicago.

Chicago is a global music leader. Our musical heritage is legendary as the birthplace of house and gospel music, urban blues and modern jazz. And today’s Chicago music scene is as strong as ever, across genres including hip-hop, indie rock, experimental, jazz, classical and more. We are a city of stunning music halls, authentic neighborhood clubs, world-class festivals and a youth music scene that is lively and inspiring. Chicago is the city that knows how to strike a chord. It’s the city that overflows with rhythm and warmth, even during the coldest winters. It’s a city that knows how to find its harmony in the hustle.

 

The Alexis Lombre Quintet at Preston Bradley Hall for the Chicago Jazz Festival
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Chess Records Headquarters

Upcoming Events

 

Taste of Chicago Grant Park – “Chicago Made” Artists

Friday, July 8, Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10

Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain (Jackson & Columbus)

Main Stage Highlights:

  • Friday, July 8 at 5pm – Shaylin B and John The Author, presented by Chicago Made
  • Saturday, July 9 at 5pm – Vivian Garcia and Pinqy Ring, presented by Chicago Made
  • Sunday, July 10 at 5pm – Rebecca Brunner and Marina City, presented by Chicago Made

 

Lollapalooza – “Chicago Made” Showcase

Grant Park

  • Sunday, July 31 at 11:45am–12:30pm – King Louie, Queen Key, KÆYRA, Shaylin B, D. Lylez, Dj Mike P, and Rex Hardy Jr (Music Director).


Industry Resources

 

Consider using the following Music in the Key of Chicago Marketing Toolkit:

In partnership with Choose Chicago and marketing agency FCB, Chicago has unveiled its first ever music brand, “Music in the Key of Chicago,” positioning Chicago as one of the greatest world music capitals.

 

Chicago Music Brand Name:

Music in the Key of Chicago
(To be used alone as a slogan or in combination with your particular efforts (“Jazz in the key of Chicago,” “EDM in the key of Chicago”, “Dropping my album in the key of Chicago.”)

 

Chicago Music Brand Manifesto:

Chicago is the city that knows how to strike a chord. It’s the city that overflows with rhythm and warmth, even during the coldest winters. It’s a city that knows how to find its harmony in the hustle. It’s a city where everyone knows how to move to their own beat, yet everyone comes together to play in the same key – The Key of Chicago.

What does the Key of Chicago sound like? It sounds like performers belting their hearts out. It sounds like riffs filling bars, like beats interacting with the music of our 77 neighborhoods – sounding big, bold, and proud. It sounds like home. It sounds like Chicago.

Wherever you encounter it – whether it’s at a club, on the street or in your home or in your home – Music in the Key of Chicago speaks to your soul. It speaks to the breadth of knowledge, of rhythm, and history. Chicago continues to transform and elevate their sound into a new era of Chicago Music. You’ll always feel it, because our notes always ring true in the Key of Chicago.

 

Music in the Key of Chicago Logo:

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