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City of Chicago Announces New Protect Chicago Music Series Concert Featuring the Select Few DJs

CHICAGO – The City of Chicago today announced a Protect Chicago Music Series concert featuring house music collective Chosen Few DJs. The show will take place on the Kennedy King College campus on August 28 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will be open only to Chicago residents ages 18 and older who are fully vaccinated by August 14.

“Chicago is now fully open and we are all excited to return to the concerts and experiences we missed last summer,” said CDPH curator Allison Arwady, MD “I encourage anyone who loves house music to get fully vaccinated to protect themselves and their families, and to make the most of summer in Chicago with an in-person Chosen Few DJs party and more upcoming shows from the Protect Chicago Music series.

“This is an important opportunity to bring our community together, to enjoy something they love – house music – while encouraging everyone to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated,” Gregory said. Thomas, President of Kennedy-King College. “We will also be on hand to help our community find out how they can enroll in classes this fall and share the funding options available to them, including our Statesmen Scholarship.”

Chicagoans interested in the event can register immediately at Chicago.gov/PCMS, but won’t receive a ticket until after the Aug. 14 vaccination deadline. Registrations are on a first come, first served basis. The number of tickets available is limited and people are encouraged to register early.

Participants must have received the last dose of a two-dose or single-dose vaccine by August 14 in order to attend. A ticket for the event will be issued once the vaccination status and city address has been confirmed by the concert organizers.

“If you would like to attend an in-person Chosen Few DJs event this summer, get vaccinated now so you can attend our August 28 event on the Kennedy King College campus,” said Alan King, Vice President of Chosen Few. DJs. “This is an opportunity for us to be safely reunited with family and friends this summer, as we look forward to the return of our in-person Chosen Few picnic in 2022.”

People who wish to be vaccinated with the two-dose Pfizer vaccine must receive their first dose by Saturday, July 24 and their second dose by Saturday, August 14. Those who want the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, have until Saturday August 14 to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are widely available and offered free of charge. To locate a vaccination site or special event near you, visit chicago.gov/COVIDvax.

About The Chosen Few DJs: Founded in 1977 by Wayne Williams, The Chosen Few DJs is a music collective that was part of the first wave of Chicago DJs and producers that created what became known as House Music. Since 1990, the collective – Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Alan King, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn, along with childhood friend Kim Parham – have organized the Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival in Chicago , attracting more than 40,000 fans from all over the world.

Additionally, Chosen Few DJs host events in cities across the United States and perform at festivals around the world, producing award-winning and chart-topping music.

About Protect Chicago Music Series: Protect Chicago Music Series events are exclusively for Chicagoans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Protect Chicago Music Series will include a variety of musical events taking place across Chicago as an incentive and a benefit to Chicagoans who receive a COVID-19 vaccine to protect their families, communities and themselves.

About Kennedy-King College: Kennedy-King College, one of Chicago’s seven City Colleges, is considered one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation and is home to the new Center of Equity for Creative Arts and Tech Launchpad, providing holistic support to students through programs, services, and social engagement opportunities designed to foster student development as well as academic and career success. The college offers more than 60 degrees, including associate degrees and certificates that prepare students to move on to one of our four-year partner universities or enter the workforce. It serves as a center of excellence in construction technology as well as in cuisine and hospitality. Kennedy-King College provides academic education and training for many high-demand career paths, ensuring our students are work-ready and achieve their dreams.