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Manifest Urban Arts Festival - Music Round-Up

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on May 11, 2006 12:45PM

2006_05_manifest.jpgChicagoist loves the live music. We love it even better when it's free. Columbia College Chicago is giving us these two great tastes in one great fest. They are putting on the Manifest Urban Arts Festival tomorrow to showcase the graduating students' work (before they are forced to give up their dreams, go out into the real world, and get a job). We are focusing on the music performances in this post, while the more art-leaning events will be highlighted by Justin.

Columbia is taking over the South Loop for this all-day affair, and bands featuring at least one student will be performing on the stage located at 524 S. Wabash. Seven lucky bands were chosen from a plethora of submissions, and the lucky winners are (with performance times):

12:30 - 12:50 pm The Lavellas
1:10 - 1:30 pm Youngz Blvd
1:45 - 2:05 pm The Bullet That Breathed
2:20 - 2:40 pm Heather Perry
3:00 - 3:20 pm Matthew Santos with Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
3:50 - 4:10 pm Sherry Amour
4:10 - 4:30 pm Ill Legit

Next, we head on over to the main stage where these performers make it worthwhile to stay in the Loop on a Friday night. These acts take place on the Grant Park Main Stage at 11th & Michigan.

6:00 - 6:45 pm CCC R&B Ensemble feat. Buddy Guy
7:00 - 7:30 pm The Changes
8:00 - 8:45 pm The Pharcyde
9:15 - 10:00 pm The Detroit Cobras

All in all, a quite impressive day brought to us by Columbia College Chicago. There are even more music performances throughout the day by students. Be sure and check out the whole schedule. A sincere congratulations from all of us at Chicagoist to all the graduates! Retirement is a mere 45 or so years away.