On Friday, Chance the Rapper announced that he'd be curating a concert that will close out the first Obama Foundation Summit after the two-day event wraps up on Wednesday, Nov. 1 in Chicago. In addition to Chance, the event will feature the National, Gloria Estefan, and "all Chance's friends" that he can't yet name. Those will be revealed at a later date.
According to Pitchfork, Chance has been tasked with the "creative design" of the event, which was described by Obama foundation CEO David Simas as "bringing together young leaders from across Chicago, the country, and the world to share ideas." He adds, "We look forward to joining these leaders, Chance, Gloria Estefan, and The National in an event that inspires individuals to see themselves as change agents and celebrates civic engagement."
The concert will be free, but not open to the public. Well, unless you're in the local community. As Variety writes:
The Obama Foundation is handing out more than 1,500 tickets to “our neighbors and community members who have been engaged in the Foundation’s work – including local community organizations, churches, and schools. The Foundation is distributing an additional approximate 700 tickets to Chicagoans who applied to the Summit through Obama.org or have participated in the Foundation’s digital call and response on Obama.org.
Additionally, on Friday, Chance also gave out free tickets to Windy City residents to go see two 3 p.m. showings of Marshall, the newly released Chadwick Boseman movie based upon the early career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (which currently sits with an 87 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes):
It may be too late to get in on that, but it's not too late to get in on this concert. Assuming you can't watch it live (which, let's be honest, is probable) it sounds like you can still watch on Obama.org via livestream. Check out Chance's full announcement in the clip above and expect more details to come out between now and Nov. 1.