The City of Chicago hosted the kickoff event of the Protect Chicago Music Series on May 22 in Hyde Park. The Protect Chicago Music Series is a monthly series of music events exclusively for fully COVID-19 vaccinated Chicagoans as a reward and celebration for people who get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Series is a partnership between Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) to bring back fun, joyful music after a year without live performances. More than 250 Chicagoans were in attendance to enjoy music performed by Chicago’s very own renowned DJ’s, Ron Trent and Duane Powell.
This kickoff event – which sold out in 24 hours – focused on providing a holistic health experience for Chicagoans, recognizing the value of vaccination to overall wellness. Various selections of healthy food options were available for purchase. There was also a mental health awareness booth distributing information and resources on a range of mental health topics.
Attendees must have received the final dose of a two-dose vaccine or a single-dose vaccine two weeks prior to the event to be eligible to attend. Each event in the Series will be ticketed, and attendees must also bring their CDC vaccination card as proof of vaccination and matching photo ID.
Additional dates and artists in the Protect Chicago Music Series will be announced in the coming weeks throughout the summer.