RED BULL SOUND SELECT PRESENTS:
30 DAYS IN CHICAGO 2017
30 DAYS. 70+ CAN’T MISS ARTISTS. ONE MONTH IN CHICAGO.
“Red Bull, the energy drink company, has also established itself as a bona fide, largely unobtrusive patron of the arts. This month-long music festival at venues across Los Angeles features au courant headliners… and hand-picked up-and-comers.” – The New York Times on 30 Days in LA
CHICAGO, IL (August 30, 2017) –
Today, Red Bull Sound Select announced that its premiere event will be moving to Chicago. Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago will take place throughout November 2017. Now in its fourth year, the month-long music festival will feature 70+ can’t-miss artists in venues throughout Chicago, exclusive to Red Bull Sound Select members. Tickets go on sale at 10 am CDT on September 6th.
Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago events feature carefully crafted lineups with noteworthy headliners including Young Thug, Migos, Kehlani, Lil Yachty, Mitski, Ibeyi, Whitney, Khalid, Parquet Courts and more, while showcasing the best in emerging music supported by Red Bull Sound Select on each bill including Kweku Collins, Charlotte Day Wilson, Xavier Omär, Pell, Ravyn Lenae, Tennyson, Smino and more. The festival has proven unique by spotlighting rising artists, exposing fans to future superstars while exploring exciting and diverse venues. In keeping with tradition the 30-day festival will be punctuated with surprise collaborations and special guests throughout the month.
New this year, Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago will be celebrating two special anniversaries of two of its Chicago curators. On November 15th, Red Bull Sound Select will present Parquet Courts as part of Empty Bottle’s25th year-long anniversary programming. This seminal Chicago venue has played host to diverse and genre-spanning musical acts both from the local scene and national touring acts, establishing itself as an integral part of the city’s cultural fabric. On November 4th Red Bull Sound Select will host a very special 10th Anniversary Celebration of Fake Shore Drive. The Chicago based hip-hop blog has been an integral part of the scene as an early champion of artists such as Chance the Rapper, Chief Keef, Mick Jenkins, Lil Durk and Vic Mensa. In 2013 founder Andrew Barber joined Red Bull Sound Select as a curator for the Midwest, helping to elevate the careers of up and coming acts. For its 10th Anniversary, Barber has invited some of Fake Shore Drive’s closest friends including DJ’s, Rappers and some unannounced guests.
Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago showcases emerging artists who have been curated into the Red Bull Sound Select program, an accelerator for music artists, by leading music influencers from around the world, including Innovative Leisure in Los Angeles, Laneway Festival in Australia and Fake Shore Drive in Chicago. The artist development program is currently in 22 cities around the world.
The complete lineup and artist info is available at 30days.redbullsoundselect.com
Lineup – Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago
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11/03 Riviera Theater
11/04 Portage Theater
Fake Shore Drive 10th Anniversary – A special event celebrating 10 years of Fake Shore Drive featuring:
…AND FRIENDS OF FAKE SHORE DRIVE!!
11/05 House of Vans
Discogs Presents: Crate Diggers Chicago – Local record vendors, collectors looking for rare finds or newly minted vinyl and fans seeking to build their collections join up in a festival-like atmosphere, with food, drinks, local DJs spinning records and live performances from:
11/06 The Annex
Music + Photography Master Class
As long as people have been taking pictures, they’ve turned their lenses toward music. At this masterclass, culture photographers will share stories of how they found their voice and vision and rose to prominence in their profession. The conversation, including advice on how aspiring photographers can unlock their creative potential and push the limits of their art will lead into a live demo, where the photographers will provide hands-on experience to share their craft.
*Invite only event
11/07 Lincoln Hall
Charlotte Day Wilson
11/09 Thalia Hall
11/11 Thalia Hall
11/13 Event To Be Announced
11/15 Empty Bottle
The 30 Days show featuring Parquet Courts and Meat Wave will be part of the legendary institutions’ year-long 25th Anniversary special programming.
11/16 Concord Music Hall
11/19 Thalia Hall
11/20 Reggies Rock Club
11/21 Concord Music Hall
The Last Artful, Dodgr
11/22 Lincoln Hall
Durand Jones & The Indications
11/23 Thanksgiving – No Event
11/24 Fourth Presbyterian Church
Eryn Allen Kayne
11/26 Lincoln Hall
Ravyn Lenae / Monte Booker
Bari / Jay2
11/28 Chop Shop
Jake & Papa
11/29 Aragon Ballroom
11/30 Riviera Theatre
Migos & Lil Yachty
Music fans can purchase tickets by signing up for Red Bull Sound Select, which is free to join. Tickets to Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago are $15 (plus fees and taxes) or less per show and limited to two tickets per night, per person. To sign up for Red Bull Sound Select and to purchase tickets, please visit 30days.redbullsoundselect.com
ABOUT RED BULL SOUND SELECT:
Red Bull Sound Select is an accelerator for music artists. We support them by collaborating on ambitious projects and ideas; using the strength of our global network together with a collective of artists, creatives and events to accelerate their growth. The network consists of 22 city residencies, 200+ events each year, 250+ artists, 50 partners and a growing list of our own festivals like 30 Days and 3 Days.
Red Bull Sound Select has released several two-song digital singles from its top hand-picked artists, including:
Jazz Cartier “Nobody’s Watching” produced by Mike WiLL Made-It
Montell2099 x 21 Savage’s “Hunnid on the Drop“
Sampa the Great’s HERoesAct 2 EP featuring Estelle, produced by Rahki
Xavier Omär’s “Afraid” featuring GoldLink, Hit-Boy and Bizness Boi
Pell’s “Patience”/”Late At Night” featuring MNEK, produced by London On Da Track
Tennyson’s “Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday” featuring BJ the Chicago Kid with Mr. Carmack
Mick Jenkins’ “Drowning” featuring BADBADNOTGOOD
River Tiber’s “Illusions” featuring Pusha T, produced by River Tiber, KAYTRANADA & Doc McKinney
Gallant’s “Skipping Stones” featuring Jhené Aiko
G Herbo’s “Lord Knows” featuring Joey Bada$$
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