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Lake FX Chicago Summit & Expo Immerse Yourself May 13-15, 2016


If you create, perform or produce…you're in.



Information & Resources

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164. N. State St.

Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan Ave.


Millennium Garages

Parking Details: Park near the Summit locations! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

$35 parking/Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

Purchase Options: Pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600


Public Transportation
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Press Releases:

April 19, 2016: Chicago's Lake FX Summit + Expo Registration Opens Today

April 19, 2016: Special Guest Performance by Lupe Fiasco in Support of Lake FX and Rhymefest to Perform at the Evening Showcases During the Lake FX Summit + Expo at the Chicago Cultural Center

March 24, 2016: Chicago’s Second-Annual Lake FX Summit + Expo to Feature Charles Adler, Nick Cave, Graham Elliot, Rodney Jerkins, Ramsey Lewis, Maria Pinto, Tanya Saracho, Regina Taylor—and Others


Lake FX Summit + Expo Sponsors


Sponsors of the 2016 Lake FX Summit + Expo.


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