In 2019, Chicago event producer and teacher Alejandro Ayala, who DJs as King Hippo, received a grant from the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) to produce a two-night concert series called the Preservation of Fire. The concerts, hosted by Co-Prosperity in Bridgeport and broadcast live on Worldwide FM and Lumpen Radio, […]
The city is replacing the Chicago Jazz Festival with a slimmed-down online event, while the smaller, nimbler Hyde Park Jazz Festival plans to try pop-up in-person shows.
Its 11 shows can’t make up for all the series DCASE has killed, but booking Jupiter & Okwess, Chucho Valdes, Car Seat Headrest, Lydia Loveless, and Los Amigos Invisibles helps a lot.
This year’s Millennium Park summer series has one-third fewer concerts than the 2017 version—but on the plus side, some of them are great.
Camo also relates to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s recent war-ravaged history.
The city’s new free summertime concert series replaces Downtown Sound and Made in Chicago.