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Chance The Rapper Hosting Free Get-Out-The-Vote Concert Monday

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 4, 2016 8:53PM

Chance the Rapper / Photo: Tyler LaRiviere

Update, 11/7:
The concert is being relocated to a new location that can better accommodate the expected crowds. The show has been moved to Petrillo Music Shell, in Grant Park, event officials confirmed to Chicagoist on Monday afternoon.

A momentous Election Day is right around the corner. You know it, we know it and Chance the Rapper damn sure knows it, too.

Chicago's favorite hip-hop son announced on Friday that he'll be performing a free concert outside the entrance of Virgin Hotels Chicago (203 North Wabash Avenue) downtown on Monday as a reminder to get your ass to the polls—if you haven't already.

The concert (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) is also scheduled to feature Twin Peaks, Malcolm London, Taylor Bennett (Chance's also social-activism-minded brother) and more. A "parade to the polls" is also slated.

"This election is very important, a chance for new leaders and new opportunities to emerge," Chance said in a press release. "SocialWorks and I are proud to partner with Virgin Hotels Chicago, Boost Your Voice and The TurboVote Challenge to give everyone a voice in the democratic process and encourage people to vote, both locally and nationally.”

Take a peek at our guide to this year's ballot. There's a lot going on beyond the prez.