Media Advisory

August 26, 2021



Kanye West Listening Event at Soldier Field


WHAT:           Kanye West Presents: The Donda Album Experience

WHEN:          Thursday, August 26

                        9 p.m. (Gates Open at 7 p.m.)


WHERE:       Soldier Field

                        1410 S Museum Campus Dr


The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) reminds the public of large crowds and security measures in place. OEMC stresses the importance of always being aware of surroundings and report suspicious activity to on-site event security or call 9-1-1. 


Public Transportation Options:  Motorists in the area of Soldier Field can expect traffic delays. Traffic Control Aides (TCAs) will be on hand at the event to direct flow and impacts from heavy traffic. Public transportation is encouraged. For more information on CTA services and reroutes, visit or call 836-7000 from any area code/1-888-YOUR-CTA.


Report Suspicious Activity:  If you See Something Say Something. The city reminds the public to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity. If you notice something suspicious, notify onsite security or call 9-1-1. If You See Something, Say Something™ is a national anti-terrorism public awareness campaign that emphasizes the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities.


Weather: OEMC advises Chicagoans to be aware of weather conditions and to follow instructions and heed all warnings from public safety officials. We encourage residents to check the weather before heading out. The National Weather Service has forecasted a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.  For the most up-to-date weather information, please tune into local media or download a weather app. 


Mask Guidance Update: Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the City of Chicago must wear a face covering in indoor public spaces. Masking remains optional in outdoor settings where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower. However, masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals in crowded outdoor settings.  For details visit


The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) will monitor events through a collaboration with public safety partners. OEMC will issue any alerts and notifications needed to keep residents and attendees up to date on weather conditions and emergencies.  Sign up for NotifyChicago alerts at OEMC also issues TEXT alerts for lakefront notices, issues affecting businesses or COVID-19 updates:


  • CHILAKE: For lakefront notices, TEXT “CHILAKE” to 7-8-0-1-5
  • CHIBIZ: For alerts affecting businesses, TEXT “CHIBIZ” to 6-7-2-8-3
  • COVID: Get COVID-19 updates by TEXTING “COVID19” to 6-7-2-8-3


For additional information on emergency preparedness information, visit the OEMC website at Follow the Office of Emergency Management and Communications on Facebook (@coemc), Twitter (@ChicagoOEMC) and Instagram (chicago_oemc_911).


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