There is no denying the sense of community the Chicago music scene fosters. Every weekend our massive appetite for dance music brings members of our city together to unite in a night of dance, celebrating both local and international artists alike. As a community, our scene has earned a reputation for taking care of their own. Members of our scene look after the greater good of each other and step forward when they see another in need. One City, a recently announced fundraiser festival, shows that the concerns we share for our community extend beyond the limits of our close circle and extends itself to the entire community we are a part of in Chicago.
One City: A Festival Fundraiser for Peace is a collaborative effort brought to us by Paradigm, Collaboraction, and Desert Hearts Presents. Scheduled to take place on August 6th at Space Stage Studios, One City aims to unify our city and bring awareness to it’s violence while advocating for peace. The event itself will hosts a collection of peace activists as well as an extensive line up of performing artists. Among the artists performing are Lee Foss, Anabel Englund, Gene Farris, Halo Vargo, as well as the Desert Hearts Crew, including Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Deep Jesus, Marbs, and Porkchop. Incorporated with the music performances will be theatrical elements provided by Collaboraction, a local theater company that focuses on activism and raising awareness for issues that affect our community.
“When i was offered the opportunity to perform at a fundraiser/festival to give something back I jumped at the chance as it’s an issue that really hits close to home for me and that I hope all Chicagoans can all roll up our sleeves and at least try to to do our part to help.”
-Lee Foss, speaking on One City with Thump.
One City is offered as a private event, providing admission in exchange for a donation to the Collaboraction Theatre Company’s peace initiatives. All proceeds from the event will benefit Collaboraction’s efforts, which include both youth programs and The Peacebook Festival. A minimum donation of $20 is required for admission, but supporters can donate any amount they prefer, with a donation of $100 or more earning a VIP admission ticket.
312 Audio urges you to take part in this event which allows the strength of our music scene to be utilized for the support of peace in our local community. Just as we unite each weekend in dance, so must we unite together and take a stand for our city. A small donation can go a long way for supporting our community and Collaboraction’s efforts for peace.