Chicago native Chance the Rapper will curate the first-ever Teens in the Park festival on Chicago’s Northerly Island later this month. Sponsored by the city of Chicago, the June 24 event is free and only open to Chicago youth aged 13 through 24. Though he isn’t scheduled to perform (as of yet), Chance will handpick the headliners, who so far include his collaborator Donnie Trumpet and rapper Phenom as the event emcee. As is the case with music festivals as of late, there will be activities other than stage performances. Graffiti art, breakdancing, and jewelry making are planned from groups like the Art Institute and Donda’s House, the non-profit in honor of Kanye West’s mother.
Chance, Donnie Trumpet and their band The Social Experiment made big news a few weeks ago when they dropped their debut album Surf as a surprise iTunes exclusive. The album received critically-acclaimed reviews and current hits include “Sunday Funday,” an ode to Chance’s grandmother and “Nothing Came to Me,” which is accompanied by a video starring Cara Delevingne.
If you qualify as a Chicago youth, you can register for the Teens in the Park festival here. If not, catch Chance at the Pitchfork Festival in July, or at Sacramento’s TBD Fest in September.
Listen to “Sunday Funday” below.