Hyde Park Summer Fest, a two-day music festival that celebrates the best of Chicago, today announced its full 2023 lineup, including a performance from rap artist Lil’ Kim. The festival, which takes place June 17-18, 2023 at Hyde Park’s Midway Plaisance, will bring an expected 40,000 attendees to Chicago’s South Side over the weekend.
Lil’ Kim, affectionately known as “The Queen Bee” and an icon in hip-hop, fashion and women empowerment, will perform hits like “The Jump Off,” “Magic Stick” and “Crush on You.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome Lil’ Kim to the Hyde Park Summer Fest stage and can’t wait to see what she brings to Chicago,” said Jonathan Swain, founder of Hyde Park Summer Fest. “What I love most about our festival is that we’re bringing artists like Lil’ Kim, who has paved the way for the next generation of artists, together with up-and-coming superstar groups like our city’s very own Mother Nature. That is what this festival is all about.”
The 2023 Hyde Park Summer Fest artist lineup includes:
Clipse, Lil’ Kim, 2 Chainz, Tobe Nwigwe, Uncle Waffles, Robert Glasper, Crucial Conflict, 3 Snapz, Alex Isley, All Summa, Boolu Master, Dee Jay Alicia, DJ BG, DJ Cash Era, DJ Ringo, Do Or Die, Duane Powell, Jay Illa, Jonathan McReynolds, Kid Clay, Libianca, Mother Nature, Mustafa Rocks, Nosike, Omen, Oxlade, Philmore Greene, Protege, Redcup Karaoke, Shawnna, Terry Hunter, Twista, Tye Hill, Verbal Kwest, and Vic Mensa.
Community Showcase Winners to Perform at Hyde Park Summer Fest
True to its community-centered mission, Hyde Park Summer Fest is hosting a community talent showcase to spotlight up-and-coming Chicago talent. Taking place on May 17 at The Promontory in Hyde Park, local talent will be judged by a committee of five community members in the music industry. Winners of the showcase will be awarded the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of performing on one of the festival’s stages on Day Two of Hyde Park Summer Fest. To be considered, local artists are encouraged to submit videos of past performances to email@example.com by May 5; the top 15 will be invited to perform at the showcase. Winners will be announced on May 25 via Hyde Park Summer Fest’s social media.
“As hip-hop celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, we wanted to make sure that Chicago’s influence on music and culture is recognized,” said Dave Jeff, co-producer of Hyde Park Summer Fest. “By inviting iconic artists that got their start in the city to perform alongside our community’s rising talent, we’re bringing together the people that make this city shine and truly celebrating the greatness of Chicago.”Advertisement
Single-day general admission tickets begin at $89, while two-day general admission tickets are $149, and two-day VIP passes are $349 (prices subject to change). Hyde Park Summer Fest takes place June 17-18, 2023 at Midway Plaisance Park in Chicago’s historic Hyde Park (1130 Midway Plaisance, Chicago, Ill. 60637). The Hyde Park Summer Fest community talent showcase will take place on Wednesday, May 17, at The Promontory (5311 S Lake Park Ave W, Chicago, Ill. 60615), from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
About Hyde Park Summer Fest
Hyde Park Summer Fest is a two-day music festival that will bring iconic artists, local brands, and Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods together for a weekend of music, community, and celebration of Chicago culture. Taking place at Midway Plaisance from June 17-18, 2023, the Black-owned festival is a can’t-miss staple of Summertime ‘Chi. For more information on Hyde Park Summer Fest’s lineup, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.hydeparksummerfest.com.
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