“The Best of the Chosen Few”: Chosen Few Picnic Goes Virtual Again.

The Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival is the world’s longest-running event dedicated to House Music, drawing more than 40,000 fans to Chicago each July. Nicknamed the “Woodstock of House Music” for its family reunion vibe, the event began in 1990 as a small reunion of high school friends and family who gathered behind the Museum of Science & Industry to reminisce and celebrate the culture that birthed House Music on Chicago’s South Side. Today, Chosen Few DJs’ in-person and virtual events attract House Music lovers from across the globe and counts among its supporters former United States President Barack Obama.  The Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival will look different for a second year, as organizers announced details of their live streaming event today.

The virtual festival, “The Best of the Chosen Few DJs”, will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021, and features DJ sets and performances from the Chosen Few DJs – Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Alan King, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter, and Mike Dunn – along with some of the group’s favorite guest performers, including DJ sets by:

And vocal performances from:

  • Monique Bingham (“Elevator (Going Up)”, “Deep in the Bottom (of Africa)”)
  • Lady Alma (“Let It Fall”, “It’s House Music)”
  • Dajae (“Brighter Days”, “U Got Me Up”)

“While we had hoped to gather in person this year for a delayed celebration of our 30th anniversary, time was not on our side,” says Wayne Williams, founder, and president, Chosen Few DJs. “However, we are excited that we can still keep the party going in a different format. In-person or online, our goal is always the same: to bring people together to celebrate life and music. And next year, we’re coming back to Jackson Park better than ever!”

The festival live stream runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Daylight Time and can be viewed exclusively on http://stageit.com/ChosenFewPicnic/99224 (ticket purchase required for access).

Tickets for the 2020 event will be honored for entry to the in-person festival scheduled for July 2022.

The Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival is the world’s longest-running event dedicated to House Music, drawing more than 40,000 fans to Chicago each July. Nicknamed the “Woodstock of House Music” for its family reunion vibe, the event began in 1990 as a small reunion of high school friends and family who gathered behind the Museum of Science & Industry to reminisce and celebrate the culture that birthed House Music on Chicago’s South Side. Today, Chosen Few DJs’ in-person and virtual events attract House Music lovers from across the globe and counts among its supporters former United States President Barack Obama.

 

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