Chicago teens are getting the chance to kick off their summer with an exclusive music festival catered just to them, courtesy of Chance the Rapper.
The Chi-town native is curating the inaugural Teens in the Park, a city-sponsored event with a lineup that includes DLow, Logan, his Surf collaborator Donnie Trumpet, and more acts to be announced. Chicago rapper Phenom has also been tapped to emcee the festivities.
The free festival is slated to go down June 24 on Chicago’s Northerly Island, and it’s enforcing a strict guest list — only Chicago youth aged 13-24 are invited (along with lucky adult chaperones).
The event also boasts fest activities like breakdancing, jewelry-making, and graffiti art, hosted by organizations like Donda’s House, the non-profit founded in memory of fellow Chicagoan Kanye West’s late mother.
At just 22, Chance has already proven himself an influential role model in his home city. He earned Chicago’s “Outstanding Youth of the Year” award last year for his contributions to the city, and launched an open mic series for local teens earlier this year (yep, the the same one Kanye crashed). And last month, he launched his second annual anti-violence initiative on his home turf, encouraging people to get involved in community events.
More details and ticket information for Teens in the Park can be found on the festival's website.