Inaugural Get IN It MusicFest, At Guaranteed Rate Field, Has Been Canceled [Updated]
By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 1, 2017 4:22PM
Lupe Fiasco performs in Los Angeles (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Sonos)
Update, September 5:
Get IN It has been canceled, according to the festival's social media. The festival "is not moving forward on 9/16/17," and refunds will be given out through Ticketmaster, the festival wrote on Twitter on September 1.
According to DNA Info, Anthony J. O'Neill, CEO of Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, which was to produce the festival said in a statement, "We need more time to work with the community, to involve the agencies serving Chicago's high-risk youth and to expand our outreach to fans across Chicago who we know want to be a part of this fight." A "concert series" is now in the works for next year.
@GetINItFest is not moving forward on 9/16/17. Refunds will be issued by Ticketmaster. Please stay tuned for future announcements.— Get In It MusicFest (@GetINItFest) September 1, 2017
After Chance the Rapper paved the way with last year's Magnificent Coloring Day, we expected to see more festivals pop up and follow suit. But that hasn't really been the case at all, at least until today. The inaugural hip-hop/R&B-focused Get IN It MusicFest will land on the Sox home base this fall, with hometown faves Lupe Fiasco and Jeremih among the billed acts.
The one-day festival—which goes down Saturday, Sept. 16 (noon to 10:30 p.m.) also brings Fifth Harmony, Prince Royce, DNCE, Fat Joe and, um, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Chicago natives Carl Thomas and Felix da Housecat are also scheduled to perform, along with some surprise guests.
A portion of the ticket sales go toward local anti-violence organization Get IN Chicago.
Tickets will range between $35 and 150. They go on sale Friday, Aug. 11 via Ticketmaster.
Hopefully this is the start of Guaranteed Rate Field (or whatever diehards would rather call it) upping its concert-venue game.