The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce that Google has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the first Chicago Music Summit on Friday, September 20. The Chicago Music Summit is a new music industry conference that includes a full day of free panel discussions and networking, and an evening of free concerts, at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) and Storefront Theater (66 E. Randolph St.).
The inaugural Chicago Music Summit sponsored by Google will provide musicians and music professionals with the opportunity to advance their careers and network with local and national industry leaders. Ranked number one in “Fortune’s Annual Best Companies to Work For in 2013,” Google leads the way as it continues to create innovative tools for success through connection, which is one of the purposes of the first Chicago Music Summit.
Chicago is a global music powerhouse – activated by musicians working across multiple genres at the highest level of artistry. As part of the Music Showcases at the Chicago Music Summit, more than 20 local acts from six different musical genres will perform throughout the Chicago Cultural Center, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Begin the night in the Electronic Room at 6:30 p.m. with an all-night DJ collective by Atmospheric Audio Chair and end your night with Kembe X of the Village in the Hip-Hop Room at 8:30 p.m. During the evening, join Third Coast Percussion in the Contemporary Classical Room at 7:05 p.m. and rock out with local band Pillars and Tongues in the Rock Room at 7:40 p.m. Be soothed by the jazz stylings of The Ari Brown Quintet in the Jazz Room at 7:55 p.m. or visit Matthew Skoller in the Blues Room at 7:55 p.m. Each room will showcase between two and four acts. Every act brings something unique to the showcase and with the assortment of genres represented; there is truly something for everyone.
The daytime Industry Panels portion of the Chicago Music Summit is at capacity and registration is now closed. A limited number of badges will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:30am on the day of the event. The evening Music Showcases are FREE and open to the public; registration is not required. A full line up is listed below.
CHICAGO MUSIC SUMMIT – MUSIC SHOWCASES*
Friday, September 20, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center
Rock Room – Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
7:05 - 7:25 p.m. Suns
7:40 - 8 p.m. Pillars and Tongues
8:15 - 8:45 p.m. Santah
Contemporary Classical Room – Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South
6:30 - 6:50 p.m. Third Coast Percussion
7:05 - 7:25 p.m. Fonema Consort
7:40 - 8 p.m. The Gaudete Brass Quintet
Hip-Hop Room – Randolph Square, 1st Floor North
6:45 - 7:05 p.m. Lucki Eck$
7:20 - 7:40 p.m. Save Money Army
7:55 - 8:15 p.m. Psalm One
8:30 - 8:50 p.m. Kembe X of The Village
Jazz Room – Millennium Park Room, 5th Floor South
6:45 - 7:05 p.m. The Rajiv Halim Quintet
7:20 - 7:40 p.m. Laurenzi/Ernst/Green
7:55 - 8:15 p.m. The Ari Brown Quintet
8:30 - 8:50 p.m. Marquis Hill’s Blacktet
Blues Room – Washington Room, 5th Floor South
6:45 - 7:05 p.m. The Claudettes feat. Johnny Iguana
7:20 - 7:40 p.m. Toronzo Cannon
7:55 - 8:15 p.m. Matthew Skoller
8:30 - 8:50 p.m. Eric “Guitar” Davis and the TroubleMakers
Electronic Room – Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North
6:30 - 9 p.m. Atmospheric Audio Chair (DJ collective)
In conjunction with SHIFT: A New Media Exhibit by Luftwerk
*schedule subject to change
CHICAGO MUSIC SUMMIT – NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS
Friday, September 20, beginning at 9 p.m., Various Locations
The music plays on around town at neighborhood venues showcasing the city’s finest independent music acts. Admission info and ticket prices vary. Please check venue websites for details.
Chopin Theatre (Wicker Park)
In the Pregnant Buffalo Lounge
1543 W. Division St., 773.278.1500
For tickets and info, visit chopintheatre.com.
10 p.m. Grazyna Auguscik Group (Jazz)
Double Door (Wicker Park)
Silver Wrapper/CIMMfest Music and Movies Showcase
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773.489.3160
For tickets and info, visit doubledoor.com.
9 p.m. Youngblood Brass Band and special guests
Downstairs video lounge with Odd Obsession
Dragonfly (West Loop)
“Home Is Where the House Is” After Party
832 W. Randolph Ave., 312.455.1400
For info, visit dragonflymandarin.com. Tickets at door only.
9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Chosen Few DJs, Ron Trent, David Sabat, Lady D (House)
The Hideout (Noble Square/Bucktown)
Strange Victory Touring Co.’s 2nd Anniversary Party
1354 W. Wabansia Ave., 773.227.4433
For tickets and info, visit hideoutchicago.com.
10 p.m. Cave and Dustin Wong (Psychedelic Rock)
Humboldt Park Boathouse
1440 N. Sacramento Ave.
6 p.m. Fareed Haque & Flat Earth Ensemble perform "Hymn of the Ancients"
Presented as a part of World Music Festival Chicago and the Latino Music Festival.
3855 N. Lincoln Ave., (773) 404-9494
Free admission. For info, visit martyrslive.com.
9:30 p.m. The Scientist Meets Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub with special guests Shinehead & General Jah Mikey. Presented as a part of World Music Festival Chicago.
Mayne Stage (Rogers Park)
1328 W. Morse Ave., (773) 381-4551
For tickets and info, visit maynestage.com.
Use Promo Code “SUMMIT” for $5 off admission.
8 p.m. The Luck of Eden Hall featuring The Ladies & Gentlemen and Bedfellows (Psychedelic Rock)
National Pastime Theater at The Preston Bradley Center (Uptown)
In the Great Hall
941 W. Lawrence Ave., (773) 327-7077
For tickets and info, visit nationalpastimetheater.com.
9 p.m. Julien Labro with The Spektral Quartet (South American Jazz/Tango)
Red Line Tap (Rogers Park)
7006 N. Glenwood, 773-274-5463
For info, visit redlinetap.com.
9 p.m. Spinning Red and Ament (Hard Rock/Metal)
Reggie’s Music Joint (South Loop)
2105 S. State St., (312) 949-0120
For tickets and info, visit reggieslive.com.
9 p.m. Needles in the Red and Ravensthorn (Rock/Metal)
Smart Bar (Wrigleyville)
3730 N. Clark St., (773) 549-4140
For tickets and info, visit smartbarchicago.com.
10 p.m. DJs Ejeca, Harry and Jpeg (House/Nu Disco)
The Shrine (South Loop)
2109 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 751-5700
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dub Dis featuring DJ Papa G (Reggae/Dancehall). Hosted by Mr. Greenweedz.
FREE admission. For info, visit theshrinechicago.com.
For more information and updates on the Chicago Music Summit, visit chicagomusicsummit.org. The Chicago Music Summit is sponsored by Google with the added support of ChicagoMusic.org, ChicagoArtistsResource.org, City Winery, CIMMfest, Hailo, The Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago (E.A.R.S.), Fort Knox Studios, Inspiration 1390AM, The Recording Academy, V103, WGCI and WBEZ
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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.
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