Chance the Rapper to Host Free Get Out to Vote Concert in Chicago
Chance the Rapper can add his name to the list of the many celebrities who are pressing people to get out and vote in the upcoming presidential election, which takes place next Tuesday (Nov. 8).
In effort to encourage folks to use their voting voice, the Chicago rapper is hosting a free concert in his hometown at Virgin Hotels Chicago the day before the election, on Nov. 7 from 3-7 p.m. CST. The free event is hosted by Chance's recently launched nonprofit, SocialWorks and Virgin Hotels Chicago, and will also feature performances from Twin Peaks, Malcolm London, Chance’s younger brother Taylor Bennett, Eryn Allen Kane, oddCouple, Stefan Ponce and more. Chance will also lead groups to the nearest polling station to vote.
“This election is very important, a chance for new leaders and new opportunities to emerge,” Chance said in a press release for the concert, according to Okayplayer. “SocialWorks and I are proud to partner with Virgin Hotels Chicago, Boost Your Voice and The TurboVote Challenge to give everyone a voice in the democratic process and encourage people to vote, both locally and nationally.”