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House City

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DJ Traxman
Photograph: Courtesy DCASE

Time Out says

Part of the city's stacked lineup of summer programming, House City is a 10-part series of free events that celebrate the homegrown house music genre. Each concert takes place in a different neighborhood, with a focus on areas where those who helped create the genre resided and performed. You can catch footwork legend DJ Traxman spinning in Austin, see DJ Duane Powell play records at the Stony Island Arts Bank or groove to the beats of DJ Rae Chardonnay during a SummerDance event at Rainbow Beach Park. Check out the complete schedule of events below:

July 4, 11am–3pm at Maxwell Street Market (800 S Desplaines St)
El Caveman + DJ Jes

July 8, 3–7pm at Austin Town Hall Park (5610 W Lake St)
DJ Slick Rick da Master + DJ Traxman x HouseofWurkz + DJ Deeon + Dance Down featuring Silent Threat, Bringing Out Talent, Aggression, Final Alert, Geek Skquad, Dance Force and DJ Corey

July 16, 4–7pm North Lawndale (location TBA)
DJ Selah Sey

July 23, 3–9pm at Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S Stony Island Ave)
DJs Elbert Philips, Duane Powell and Lori Branch

July 31, 2–6pm on the Southeast Side (location TBA)
House Kidz, hosted by Lizzie G and featuring kid DJ Kobe One Kenobi, House Dance Lesson

August 14, 3–9pm in National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (3015 W Division St)
DJs Lugo Rosado, DJ Phatman and Julio Bishop; hosted by Yvette Magallon

August 28, noon–7pm at Kennedy-King College (6301 S Halsted St)
Chosen Few DJs Ticketed event as part of Protect Chicago Music Series

September 12, 1–6pm at Rainbow Beach Park (3111 E 77th St)
DJs Torin Edmond, Rae Chardonnay and DJ Kobe One Kenobi; hosted by Ronda Flowers; dance instruction with Boogie McClarin

September 19, 3–9pm in Bronzeville (Martin Luther King Dr. & 46th Place, entrance on 47th)
DJs Mike Dunn, Daryll Mellowman and JStar; hosted by TheWayWeWere

October 1, 3–9pm in Lakeview (3737 N Clark St)
DJ's Derrick Carter, DJ Heather, Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Celeste Alexander, and Cratebug


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