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08/04: Chi Sounds Like Showcase

Vocalo 91.1 Presents: Chi Sounds Like Showcase with Joel Q, Heavy Crownz, nombreKARI and Christian JaLon

We’re back with another Chi Sounds Like Showcase at the Subterranean! Who says you can’t have fun on weekdays? Come by and hang out with us while listening to some of the talented musicians our beautiful city has to offer…

Joel Q

Joel Q is a Chicago songwriter/recording artist known for his honesty and humility he brings in his music. Since 6 years old, Joel knew that he had a knack for writing when he began writing small poems after his 1st grade teacher introduced him to poetry which eventually transitioned into Rap when he was 8. Joel knew that even though he is surrounded by the harsh realities on Chicago’s Southside, he understands the power in speaking life in which he applies in his music to change the minds of millions. Joel has went on to create several projects, singles, and even co-signed by well known names from Sway of Sway In The Morning to Dreamville. Living by his motto ‘Never Stop Grinding’, Joel continues to push the envelope of creativity and art to be a light to his city and the world. (via Spotify)

Heavy Crownz

Heavy Crownz is a recording artist, community servant, and creative director. Hailing from the Englewood neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, he has one purpose for his music; to plant seeds of positive thought in the minds of his listeners. With a raspy voice, shifty effortless flow, and unique sense of style, Heavy’s sound is agricultural; forever promoting growth and the beauty in it. Heavy’s most recent works are the latest singles “Garden Lessons” feat Freddie Old Soul , his single “planting” , and being a supporting act for the rap duo Mother Nature’s most recent national tour following the released of their mixtape “SZNZ”. His next upcoming tape “WHOLE LOTTA SEEDZ” has captured his most recent lessons in growth. Every song or new venture successfully encapsulates Heavy’s walk through life’s garden. Growing one seed at a time. (via Spotify)

nombreKARI

Hailing from the Bronzeville neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago, nombreKARI channels his experiences into a genre-fluid sound that has perked ears throughout the city’s underground hip-hop scene for the past half decade. Since he started performing at the young age of 16, nombreKARI has continuously developed his lyrical and musical identity, drawing upon the traditional influences of Chicago’s long line of world-class MCs while offering an invigoratingly fresh approach rooted in a deep appreciation of music history and desire to develop a holistic, unforgettable discography. (via Spotify)

Christian JaLon

Christian JaLon is an artist; singer-songwriter, poet, photographer, author, and activist from the South side of Chicago, IL born on Oct. 21, 1997. She believes she is to be a vessel for God and all of the gifts He’s bestowed upon her. (via Spotify)

WHEN:

Thursday, August 4, doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. CST.

WHERE:

Subterranean (2011 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647)

HOW TO ATTEND:

Tickets start at $5 and are on sale now at subt.net or by clicking here


8/26: Night Out In The Parks – Summer Skate Party

Vocalo is excited to welcome you all back for a special skate session at McKinley Park!

In collaboration with the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, Vocalo is excited to welcome you all back for a special skate session at McKinley Park! After a long two-year break, we’re ready to lace up and skate the summer away! We’ll be transforming the seasonal ice rink into the retro roller rink of your dreams. Join us for some tunes and good vibes. The event will feature special DJ sets by DJs Dreea and All The Way Kay!

Let the good times roll!

Skates will be provided on a first come, first served basis, though you’re welcome to bring your own! This event is all-ages and open to the public. A dance floor will be open for all non-skaters.

A signed waiver form is required to participate. Inline skates prohibited.

WHEN:

Friday, August 26, at 6 p.m. CST.

WHERE:

McKinley Park (2210 W Pershing Rd.)

HOW TO ATTEND:

RSVP for free using this link.


9/08: Night Out In The Parks – Reclaimed Soul: Live!

Vocalo will bring Reclaimed Soul to a live audience, featuring musical performances and an intimate discussion on all things soul.

An evening of vintage soul on vinyl with Vocalo Radio host/DJ Ayana Contreras and special guests at the historic Promontory Point Field House, right on the lake.

Vocalo will bring Reclaimed Soul to a live audience, featuring musical performances and an intimate discussion on all things soul. We invite you to join us for this special broadcast, part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in The Parks series.

Reclaimed Soul Live! is family-friendly, free, and open to the public.

WHEN:

Thursday, September 8, doors at 6 p.m. CST.

WHERE:

Promontory Point Field House (5491 S Lake Shore Dr.)

HOW TO ATTEND:

RSVP for free using this link.


10/01: From The Vault: Night Out In The Parks – ’90s Chicago Hip-Hop Celebration

Join us as we celebrate ’90s hip-hop with conversation, music, and dance.

The ’90s was a very important decade for Urban music. From rap to R&B, one genre rose to prominence in this important scene: hip-hop.

While Chicago is now known as a mecca for the genre, this hasn’t always been the case. Before there was Saba or NoName, Chief Keef or Chance, Lupe and Kanye, artists like Da Brat and Common were working to bring the spotlight to the city’s burgeoning hip-hop scene.

Over two decades later, we look back at the lasting impact of this important scene. Join us as we celebrate these formative years with conversation, music, and dance.

WHEN:

Saturday, October 1, at 1 p.m. CST.

WHERE:

Owens Park (8800 S Clyde Ave.)

HOW TO ATTEND:

RSVP for free using this link.