CHICAGO (January 11, 2018) – Giving winter-weary House Music fans a glimpse of summer fun, the Chosen Few DJs collective today announced details of their 28th annual Chosen Few Picnic & Festival, set for Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Jackson Park. Particulars include guest performances from GRAMMY-nominated House Music legend Ralphi Rosario, and prolific singer-songwriter Sheree Hicks, plus a limited-run Early Bird ticket sale starting Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. CST.
“Each July, we celebrate Chicago as the birthplace of House Music, and showcase the incredible music talent our city has produced,” says Wayne Williams, founder and president, Chosen Few DJs. “This year, we’re especially proud to welcome hometown heroes, Ralphi Rosario, a fellow House Music architect who helped introduce this music to the masses as part of the ‘Hot Mix 5’, and Sheree Hicks, whose beautiful sounds have moved dancers and DJs across the globe.”
Started in 1990 as a small gathering of friends behind the Museum of Science & Industry, the Chosen Few Picnic & Festival is now one of the world’s longest-running events dedicated to House Music, attracting more than 35,000 fans each year. The family-reunion-inspired event features 12 hours of music from the Chosen Few DJs – Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Alan King, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn, plus guest DJs and vocalists.
A two-week Early Bird ticket sale for the 2018 Chosen Few Picnic & Festival begins on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. CST, with a limited number of $25 (plus fees) General Admission tickets available at www.chosenfewdjs.com.
Additional guest performers will be announced in early spring, when Advance Sale General Admission tickets, VIP packages, parking and reserved tent space packages go on sale.
HOTEL NAME: Marriott Marquis Chicago
ADDRESS/PHONE: 2121 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616 | (312) 824-0500
RATE: $189 per night (taxes not included; discount expires 6/14/18)
ROOM TYPE(S): King and (2) Queen, based on availability
DATES: July 5 – 8, 2018
GROUP NAME: Chosen Few Picnic & Music Festival
BOOKING: online – https://aws.passkey.com/e/49573461; or phone – 844-202-8535
HOTEL NAME: Hyatt Place Chicago – South/University Medical Center (Hyde Park)
ADDRESS/PHONE: 5225 S Harper Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615 | (773) 752-5300
RATE: $195 per night ((taxes not included; discount ends 6/5/18)
ROOM TYPE: Run of the house, based on availability
DATES: July 5-8, 2018
GROUP NAME: Chosen Few
BOOKING: online – https://chicagosouthuniversity.place.hyatt.com/chizucf182018; or phone – 866.238.4218
For general questions about Chosen Few Picnic accommodations, drop a line to our Director of Hospitality at email@example.com
All the details about the 2018 Chosen Few Picnic & Festival will be posted here starting in mid-January 2018. Please check back soon!