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The Chosen Few Festival of House Music

Fans of House Music will want to come to the Chosen Few Festival and Picnic in Jackson Park July 7 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

The Chosen Few Festival and Picnic brings you the best of House Music. “House Music” is a Chicago original — a genre of dance music now known the world over that was born, nurtured and developed in Chicago by young DJs, artists, producers, party promoters and club owners whose collective contributions forged a new sound from elements of disco, Euro dance music, rock and of course, drum machines.

The Chosen Few group and its individual members have been featured in dozens of news stories, books and films about house music and its history and culture, including Chip’s E’s documentary, “The Unusual Suspects: Once Upon a Time in House Music”; Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton’s acclaimed book, “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life”; and profiles and appearances in Ebony, Jet, Vice’s THUMP, “Doug Banks Show”, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader and Chicago Public Radio. In 2016, TV One’s “Unsung” documentary on Frankie Knuckles and the Roots of House Music chronicled the rise of the genre and featured interviews from Chosen Few DJS Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Alan King and Terry Hunter.

Jackson Park is located at 63rd Street and Hayes Drive in Chicsgo. For tickets, times and schedules, go online to and follow the prompts. Kids under 12 are admitted free.

Make your Chosen Few Festival and Picnic experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.