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Crowd dancing at Wired Fridays

Crowd dancing at Wired Fridays
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 Wired Fridays is a Mid-day dance party series featuring DJs and electronic music.


Farley "Jack Master" FunkFarley "Jack Master" Funk

May 2, 2014

Farley “Jackmaster” Funk (born Farley Keith Williams, January 25, 1962, Chicago, Illinois) is an internationally renowned DJ and Record Producer of Chicago House Music. He has recorded and performed under the aliases Farley Keith, Rude Boy Farley Keith, Farley Funkin' Keith, Farley Jackmaster Funk, and many other names. Farley has been an essential leader in Chicago’s house music scene, having been one of the founding fathers of the sound of house where it all begin at the playground club 1347 South Michigan with the likes of Jesse Saunders & Farley Jackmaster Funk and pioneered to the rest of the world thru the 102.7 WBMX Hot Mix 5 DJ Show while being played to millions every week. Farley’s “Jack the Bass” was responsible for the birth of the “jacking” dance craze in Chicago & UK house music, and in addition to touring to international acclaim he has demonstrated a tremendous commitment to furthering house music as an art form throughout the Chicago area and World. Farley’s international smash hit “Love Can’t Turn Around”was the Ground Breaking Song that put House Music on the international charts thus opening the doors for House Music and other artist to follow as the song reached #10 in the UK Singles Chart in 1986, and later in 1988 he enjoyed another UK Top Ten hit with “House Nation.” Farley’s Legend has so many story we can’t list them all in this short bio-paragraph.

Don't Miss: Happy Birthday to 30 Years of House Music on Friday, May 2, 2014

1-2pm - House Music History Walk down Michigan Ave. to Columbus (stopping in front of Hot Mix 5 street sign to talk about their contribution)

2:30-3pm -14th & Michigan Ave. to Farley Street Sign Ceremony, starting at 3pm (with special guest speakers)



Gant-ManMay 16, 2014

Gant Garrard (pronounced Jerrod) aka Gant-Man was introduced to the turntables by his older brother and learned how to count beats and blend records at the young age of 5. He has since enjoyed an extraordinary House and Juke career that has included touring throughout France, Belgium, Switzerland, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. He is jointly responsible for naming and pioneering Juke music, and has received recognition from major record labels with his official remix of Beyonce’s “Check On It” feat. Slim Thug on Sony/Columbia Records. In addition to boasting a feature track on Tyler Perry’s film “Peeples,” Gant-Man’s recent accolades include performances at Lollapalooza, the North Coast Music Festival, and the Electric Daisy Carnival.

DJ Rashad

October 9, 1979-April 26, 2014 DJ Rashad

Wired Fridays would like to acknowledge DJ Rashad for his impact on Chicago’s Juke and Footwork music community as well as his international influence in bringing the genres to worldwide acclaim.


Wired Fridays will return in the fall.




Every First and Third Friday




12 Noon - 1 pm




Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square, 1st Floor North
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602








The following services are available for persons with disabilities:

  • Accessible entrance, 77 E. Randolph St.
  • Accessible restroom facilities
  • Wheelchair loans, see information desk for availability
  • ASL interpreters are provided with 72 hours notice
  • Assisted Listening Devices available for public event




Public Transportation:
El: Pink, Orange, Green, Brown, Purple to Randolph; Blue to Washington; Red to Lake.
Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10, 14, 26, 143, 144, 146, 147, 151, 157.

Metra and South Shore to Millennium Station. 

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