“You Can’t Stop the House”: The Chosen Few Picnic Goes Virtual!

Even as COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of most mass gatherings in 2020, the party will still go on, ONLINE, for this year’s Chosen Few Picnic & Festival! Please join us on Saturday, July 4, 2020 for a virtual festival featuring DJ sets and performances from the Chosen Few DJs and guests, including comedian, actor, and DJ Deon Cole, whose weekly Instagram Live DJ sessions have gone viral during shelter-in-place directives; House Music legend Byron Stingily, lead vocalist of the seminal House group Ten City; and singer-songwriter Carla Prather, noted for her work with Poi Dog Pondering and Mr. A.L.I., and current smash hit, “Never Fall in Love with a DJ.”


PERFORMERS: The Chosen Few DJs - Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Alan King, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter, and Mike Dunn. Plus, special guest DJ Deon Cole (yes, you read that right), and vocalists Bryon Stingily of Ten City, and Carla Prather of Poi Dog Pondering and Mr. A.L.I.


Saturday, July 4, 2020  I  12pm-9pm Central Daylight Time

Broadcasting live on this site

Founded by Wayne Williams in 1977, the Chosen Few Disco Corp., a group of popular DJs from Chicago’s South Side – Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Alan King and Andre Hatchett – were part of the first wave of DJs and producers in Chicago who created the sound that became known as House Music. Later naming themselves the Chosen Few DJs, the collective first played their unique brand of soulful dance music to huge crowds throughout Chicago, then spread their sound across the world. To the original group of five, the Chosen Few DJs added two new members – Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn, in 2006 and 2012, respectively.