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.


Deconstructed: A Look Underneath the Hood of Modern House Track

Work with DJs and Producers, Ron Carrol and Hiroko Yamamura


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)


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


Distributing and Licensing House Music in the Digital Age

Speaker: Jeff Craven, Large Music


Preston Bradley Hall (3rd Floor South)


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.


Gene Hunt


Reel People Live


Tony Humphries


First Lady


Mark Grusane
Hosted by Discopoet Khari B


Fam Jam Stage (Wrigley Square)

8–9pm The Era Footwork Crew's Performance & Dance Down featuring special guests
7–8pm Movement Workshow with Imania Detrey of Ayodele Drum and Dance
6–7pm The Era Footwork Crew's Footwork 4 The Youth Dance Workshop
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

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.

Backstage Catering Proposals Needed

Backstage Catering Proposals Needed

Proposals are due Wednesday, April 24.


Festival Food Vendor Application

Festival Food Vendor Application

All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, April 24.

Festival Vendor Application

Festival Vendor Application

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 1.

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Press Room


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Millennium Park

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am-11pm
Welcome Center 9am-5pm
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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.


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