Chosen Few Festival Guide For Out of Town Attendees!

If you are lucky to live in Chicago then you know the Chosen Few Festival isn’t just a day, it’s an entire weekend of fun filled activities, but what about those who are traveling to the city for the Festival? How do you prepare? Today on Black Widow’s Web, I’m helping all our out of town househeads plan and prepare for a fun, successful and stress free trip to Chicago! Check out my guide for Out Of Town Guests today!

 Where to Stay

The Chosen Few Festival and Picnic is held in Chicago’s Jackson Park.  The surrounding neighborhoods of Woodlawn, Hyde Park, Bronzeville and South Loop are ideal places to find lodging for the long weekend.  It is a holiday weekend so hotels are usually more expensive and harder to find. Luckily for you, the Chosen Few have partnered with a few hotels in the area and are offering special deals for Festival attendees.

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HOTEL NAME: Marriott Marquis Chicago

ADDRESS/PHONE: 2121 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616 | (312) 824-0500

RATE:  SALE: $135 per night (taxes not included; discount expires 6/6/19)

ROOM TYPE(S): King and (2) Queens, based on availability

DATES: July 4 – 7, 2019

GROUP NAME: Chosen Few Picnic & Music Festival

BOOKING: online – https://aws.passkey.com/e/49573461; or phone – 844-202-8535; mention “Chosen Few Picnic & Festival”

 This new, four-star hotel is located near Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center and is a 15-minute drive to the Picnic site via Lake Shore Drive. Reservation confirmation by credit or debit card to hold room(s). Room reservations can be canceled up to 24 hours in advance

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 HOTEL NAME: Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

ADDRESS/PHONE: 5300 N River Rd., Rosemont IL 60018 | 847-544-5300

RATE: $119.00 per night (taxes not included; discount ends 6/18/19)

ROOM TYPE: King and (2) Doubles, based on availability

DATES:  July 4 – 7, 2019

GROUP NAME: Chosen Few DJs

BOOKING: online – https://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-ohare/chosen-few-picnic-2019; phone – (877) 868-9134; reference

Chosen Few DJs” for the discounted rate

 If you don’t mind driving, taking public transportation or a driving service like Lyft or Uber, the Loews hotel is a great option for you.  Located minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare airport, Fashion Outlets of Chicago and MB Financial Park entertainment center. Complimentary airport shuttle service to/from O’Hare. Reservation confirmation by credit or debit card  to hold room(s).Room reservations can be canceled up to 24 hours in advance

For general questions about Chosen Few Picnic accommodations, contact the Chosen Few Director of Hospitality at toy@fsgtravel.net.

 Additional options:

I highly suggest checking online sites for travel deals. Airbnb, Booking.com, Hotwire.com and Expedia often have last minute deals on hotels around the city.  The Hyde Park, South Loop and Bronzeville area put you right in the middle of all of the action going on in the city and are short trips to the festival site.

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 Where to go

So you are in Chicago for a few days, what should you do?  The Chosen Few Festival and Picnic isn’t just a one day event. There are parties leading up to the festival and after.   Chicago is an epi-center of music, great museums, and culture.  If you have a few days, check out some of our biggest attractions.

 The Millennium Park Summer Film Series

If you are in town the 1st week of July, check out the Wiz at Millennium Park. There’s nothing like sitting on the lawn and watching a movie under the stars! While you are there, check out the famous “Bean” and take a short walk to Buckingham fountain and enjoy our beautiful lakefront.

 The Museum Campus:

Chicago is home to some of the best museums in the country. Check out the Museum Campus and see three of them: the Field Museum of Natural History, The Alder Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium have great exhibits.

 Cirque du Soleil Volta

Currently in town until July 6th, with tickets starting at $49, the show's storyline is about a game show contestant named Waz, who has lost touch with himself; he starts a personal quest to find his true self by going through his memories, after discovering a group of free spirits who encourage him during this process.

 The Hyde Park Area

 Downtown Hyde Park Chicago is the epicenter of dining, shopping, entertainment, and culture in Hyde Park, one of Chicago's most vibrant neighborhoods. Check out downtownhydeparkchicago.com for more information

Chosen Few Parties & Events

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Friday 6/28/2019: Chosen Few DJs Night with the Chicago White Sox!

MUSIC BY: Chosen Few DJs will be playing House Music + Disco before the game (starting at 5:30pm), during, and after at Chisox Bar & Grill, 320 W 35th St. Chicago, IL.

TICKETS: Specially priced tickets are $15.68 to $30.24 (taxes/fees included). Buy your game tickets at whitesox.com/house.

Questions? Contact  Chosen Few Ambassador Angie Tee on Facebook, or call her at 773-350-8487.

 

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Saturday, 6/29/2019: The Summer Saturday Series with the Chosen Few DJs

Music By:  Chosen Few DJs, Terry Hunter & Tony Hatchett will be playing at the Beach at Pier 31 from 2pm-8pm.

Tickets: It’s free admission

Come out and enjoy a day at the beach with house music in the background! Pier 31 offers plenty of seating, great food and cocktails and plenty of room to dance!

 

 Weds, July 3rd, Renaissance Bronzeville

  • Music By: Chosen Few DJs, Alan King and Wayne Williams with Special Guest DJ Tony Touch (NYC), Torin Edmond and Live Performance by yours truly, Black Widow!

  • Admission: $10 before 11pm, $15 at the door

  • Location: Renaissance Bronzeville, 4641 South King Drive

Thursday, July 4th: The Chosen Few Disco Party!

  • Music By: Chosen Few DJs, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett and Andre Hatchett and special guest, DJ Craig Loftis

  • Tickets: $10 before 11pm; $15 at the door

  • Location: The Promontory, 5311 South Lake Park Avenue West, Chicago

 Friday, July 5th: The Chosen Few Day Party!

  • Music By: Chosen Few Festival 2019 Guest DJ, Lori Branch, DJ Yogi (Toronto) and Bruce Bailey (Detroit)

  • Tickets: $10 before 11 and $15 at the door

  • Location: The Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery, 9030 South Hermitage, Chicago

Saturday, July 6th, The Chosen Few After-Party!

  • Music By: Chosen Few DJ, Terry Hunter and Special Guests Ramon Rawsoul & DJ Kermit (House in the Park Atlanta)

  • Tickets: $10 before 11pm and $15 at the door

  • Location: The Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery, 9030 South Hermitage, Chicago

 Sunday, July 7th: The Finale!!! Chosen Few Festival Closing Party!

  • Music by: Chosen Few DJ, Mike Dunn and Special Guest, Stan Zeff

  • Tickets: $10 before 11pm; $15 after

  • Location: Renaissance Bronzeville, 4641 S. King Drive, Chicago

 For more house events happening around the city, check out my website, www.blkwidowsweb.com!  I have every house music related event on my website updated regularly!

 Attending the Chosen Few Festival & Picnic

 If you are attending the event and are coming from out of town you have a few options to make your festival experience the most enjoyable.  If you are joining or meeting friends from Chicago, pack a chair, bring a drink to share, some ice and meet your group at their location. 

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 If you are coming alone or with a group of friends from out of town, consider purchasing a VIP ticket.  The VIP ticket allows you to come and enjoy the festival and let the Chosen Few staff take care of you the entire time.   Your VIP ticket admission gets you access to the Chosen Few DJs VIP viewing stand and seating area near the stage, entry into the VIP lounge tent where there is complimentary food and drinks and access to premium restroom facilities.  You just bring yourself and everything is there for you to enjoy! There are only a limited amount of VIP tickets left so grab yours today at chosenfewdjs.com.

 If you purchase a general admission ticket (which I suggest you do before the festival because tickets are higher at the gate), you’ll need the basics:

  •  Comfy shoes for walking and dancing

  • Lawn chairs

  • Cash to purchase food and beverages at on-site food and beverage section of the festival

  • Sunscreen, hats, fans, towels, etc.

  • Water and Ice (Stay Hydrated!)

  • Extra batteries and/or wireless chargers for your mobile devices (you’ll be taking lots of photos and videos)

  • Hand sanitizer

Stay tuned to Black Widow’s Web for complete coverage of the 2019 Chosen Few Picnic & Festival! Until next time!

See ya on a dance floor

-Black Widow

 

 

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Black Widow

D.Sanders, a Chicago native, is a devoted mother, blogger and writer who is passionate about her family, friends, women's rights, living authentically and telling her story.   She is also a spoken word recording artist under the name, Black Widow. She has been writing and blogging for over 15 years providing commentary and expressing thought on life, love and relationships. Her artistry can be heard on two house music singles, “Rough”, and “Gruv Me” released by Grammy Nominated Producer and CEO of T’s Box Records & T’s Crates, Terry Hunter under the production of Mike Dunn and Dee Jay Alicia. . Both singles reached #1 on Traxsource’s Afrohouse and charted top ten overall as well reaching the top ten in their year of release.  She splits her time blogging about the Chicago Dance Music Scene on www.blkwidowmusic.com and on her book’s website, www.thesumofmanythings.com.  She is excited about her debut book, The Sum of Many Things, scheduled for release in June 2017.   She wears many hats but refuses to be placed in a box.  She believes that women are "The Sum of Many Things".  Embracing all of her roles as a woman, she firmly believes in breaking free of preconceived notions of womanhood.   She believes it is her mission to define her own life experience, femininity and sexuality and not have it defined by society.  She openly shares her story with hopes that women understand their worth, power and place in this world.