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Chance the Rapper is throwing a party and parade just before Election Day

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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Now the the Cubs have a World Series victory under their belt, it's time to turn our focus back to Election Day. Chance the Rapper wants to make sure that Chicago's young voters are making their voice heard, so he's teaming up with his nonprofit organization Social Works to host a free concert at Virgin Hotels Chicago followed by a parade to the polls on November 7.

The event kicks off at 3pm, with a DJ set from oddCouple and performances by Twin Peaks, Taylor Bennett and Malcolm London outside the hotel's entrance at Wabash Avenue and Lake Street. At 5pm, Chance himself will personally lead a parade to a nearby polling place, where representatives from Boost Your Voice and The TurboVote Challenge will help individuals register to vote and cast their ballots.

In a press release, Chance noted, “This election is very important, a chance for new leaders and new opportunities to emerge.” If he can throw a music festival and sell out Sox Stadium, we're pretty sure that Chance can get some young voters get out to the polls.

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