4th Annual Chicago House Music Conference & Festival

May 23–25, 2019 • Free Admission

Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and Venues Across Chicago

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The Chicago House Music Conference and Festival will feature an industry gathering, DJs and live performances showcasing the various sounds and styles of house music, the genre born in Chicago that has gone on to revolutionize dance music internationally.

Chicago House Music Conference

Thursday, May 23, 6–9pm

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

Catering to DJs, musicians and industry professionals, the Chicago House Music Conference will include panel discussions on topics related to the culture, artistry and business of House music.

7:30–9pm

Deconstructed: A Look Underneath the Hood of Modern House Track

Work with DJs and Producers, Ron Carrol and Hiroko Yamamura

6–7pm

More than a Woman: Moving Beyond the Boundaries 

Moderator: First Lady (Khris Hutchinson), DJ, radio program director, media  personality, educator

Panelists: DJ Val (Valerie Mezydlo), DJ, producer, remixer for Plant Records;

Lady D (Darlene Jackson), DJ, producer, owner of D'lectable Music, professor at Columbia College, member of Super Jane;

La Spacer (Natalie Mercedes), DJ, producer, event organizer and co-founder of TrQpiteca

             

Washington Room (5th Floor South)

7:30–9pm

Branding: Personal or Otherwise

Moderator: Vince Lawrence, president and producer, Slang Musicgroup

Panelists: Lewis Williams, chief creative officer, Burrell Communications;

Johnathan Hoffman, chief marketing officer, Spirit Industries Partners;

Chris Clarke, director of music, Leo Burnett Advertising

6–7pm 

Distributing and Licensing House Music in the Digital Age

Speaker: Jeff Craven, Large Music

                

Preston Bradley Hall (3rd Floor South)

6:30–8:30pm

Anatomy of A Groove: House In Borrowed Space

Moderator: DJ Duane Powell

Panelists: Robert Williams, founder and former owner of legendary clubs    

The Warehouse and Music Box;

Eric Williams, Silver Room;

Rae Chardonnay, DJ and curator;

Ronda Flowers and Koko, RFK Promotions

 

Chicago House Music Festival

Friday, May 24

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.

7:45–9pm

The Return of Mr Ali and Carla Prather

7:30–7:45pm

Presentation of the Chicago House Music Award to Chip E

6:30–7:15pm

8FatFat8

 

Chicago House Music Festival

Saturday, May 25

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.

7:45–9pm

Gene Hunt

6:30–7:45pm

Reel People Live

4:30–6:30pm

Tony Humphries

3:30–4:30pm

First Lady

2–3:30pm

Mark Grusane
Hosted by Discopoet Khari B

 

Fam Jam Stage (Wrigley Square)

8–9pm

The Era Footwork Crew's Performance & Dance Down featuring Bringing Out Talent, Dynasty, A List, Royalty, and Diamonds of the Empiire, hosted by Darnell Payne with music by DJ Corey and DJ Clent

7–8pm

Movement Workshow with Imania Detrey of Ayodele Drum and Dance

6–7pm

OTC and The Era present "Footwork 4 the Youth," a dance workshop with DJ Spinn

5–6pm

Boogie McClarin House Dance Workshop

2–5pm

House Kidz Youth DJ Party led by DJ Galaxie and DJ X2

Hosted by Lizzie G

 

Deep House Stage (Chase Promenade North)

7–9pm

Antonio Ocasio

5–7pm

Shannon Harris

3–5pm

Moodymann

2–3pm

Rae Chardonnay

 

Chicago Stage (Chase Promenade South)

8–9pm

Gant-Man

6–8pm

Jevon Jackson

4–6pm

FLX

3–4pm

Nicky Dvine

2–3pm

David Sabat

 

Park “Chill” Grill Stage

6–9pm

Mark Farina–Mushroom Jazz

4–6pm

Sean Alvarez–Eclectic Groove Garden

2–4pm

Josh Werner–Atmospheric Audio Chair

 

Great Lawn

8–9:30am       House Music Workout

Join fitness instructors and a DJ for a special house music edition of the Millennium Park workouts.



Festival Vendor Application

Festival Vendor Application

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 1.
 

Chicago Music Legacy Brochure

Chicago Music Legacy Brochure

 

Press Room

Press Room

 

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships

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Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am11pm
Welcome Center 9am5pm
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Find us:

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601


Take CTA to Millennium Park

  • From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
  • From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
  • Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

If parking, Millennium Garages are located at Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave. Pre-purchase parking online and save up to 50% off drive-up rates.


Contact us:

312.742.1168
dcase@cityofchicago.org
cityofchicago.org/dcase

 

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