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Chance The Rapper To Launch Chicago-Based 'Teens in the Park' Festival This Summer

Chance The Rapper is bringing a free show to Chi-town

Chance the Rapper continues to give back to his hometown of Chicago, this time in the form of a free concert.

The Surf rapper helped to curate a list of performers that'll breeze through the Windy City this year with the first "Teens in the Park" event presented by the Chicago City of Learning, The Chicago Park District, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

SEE ALSO: Review: The Only Thing To Say About Donnie Trumpet, Chance The Rapper And SoX's 'Surf' Is Thank You

Expecting more than 5,000 young adults, the event will go down on Northerly Island on June 24, and is geared toward 13 to 24-year-olds. Performers range from revered collaborator Donnie Trumpet to bubbling artist DLow, and sponsored activities from Kanye West's non-profit Donda's House, and The Art Institute. You can also check out the festival's official home page here.

The festival follows Chance's recent open mic night for Chicago adolescents. Vic Mensa and Kanye West recently made a surprise appearance at the event.

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