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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Chi-Soul Fest: Akenya

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Join us in the Lake Stage at Polk Bros Park for a free, all-ages show featuring Akenya, part of Chi-Soul, the Chicago Soul Music Festival.

This performance co-curated by Vocalo 91.1fm.

About Akenya

On Saturday, June 30, head to Navy Pier for a free, all-ages show with Akenya, part of the Chicago Soul Music Festival Weekend.

Akenya is a multi-genre singer, pianist, composer, and arranger. Her music places a strong emphasis on jazz and the culmination of hip-hop, funk, pop, classical, world music, and other loves of hers. In the jazz world she has worked with and performed for the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Fred Hersch, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Luciana Souza, and Dave Holland to name just a few. She is also well known in the Chicago hip-hop and soul scenes and has collaborated with some of the city’s leading artists including Chance the Rapper, Noname – with whom she recently toured with as musical director and opening act – Eryn Allen Kane, Smino, and Saba. 

 Learn more at akenyamusic.com

About Chi-Soul Fest

The Chicago Soul Music Festival — Chi-Soul — is an intergenerational musical conversation of Chicago soul music presented in honor of Black Music Appreciation Month.

View the full Chicago Soul Music Festival lineup.

Artist travel made possible through the generous support of American Airlines.

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Getting Here & Parking

Planning to attend this event? Getting to Navy Pier has never been easier. Learn more about our convenient transportation and parking options.