The 2018 edition of Chicago House Music Festival has just ended!
Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored by the Chicago Transit Authority, the free event was held at Millennium Park on Saturday 26th May gathering thousands of house music fans.
This year’s line-up saw many international acts such as Grammy award winner Louie Vega and his Elements of Life band, Josh Milan, Chez Damier, Mike Dunn, Ron Trent, Joe Smooth, and many more, performing across three stages, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the new Deep House Stage and the new Chicago House Stage.
“This Memorial Day weekend, the Chicago House Music Festival in Millennium Park celebrates a truly original genre created in the city during the 1980s by DJ Frankie Knuckles and others,” said Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. “House music is part of the city’s rich music legacy with influences from disco, blues, gospel music, soul, R&B, funk and jazz. Whether you’re a house music fan or just love to dance, I hope to see everyone coming together and enjoying this great art form.”
As part of the Chicago House Music Festival, there was the 2018 Chicago House Music Festival Award presented to iconic house music artist and producer Jamie Principle.