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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.
Friday, May 24, 6:30pm
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago House Music Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2–9pm
Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.
The festival will continue throughout the park with DJs and family activities. Headline performances at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion will feature the Chicago debut of London's Reel People, internationally renowned for their original soulful house compositions and collaborations. Other artists will include legendary DJ and producer Tony Humphries, from New York City and Chicago mainstays Gene Hunt, Mark Grusane and First Lady.
Later that evening, DCASE will host several after sets at various clubs throughout the city.