Choose Chicago, the official tourism organization for the city of Chicago, in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), World Business Chicago (WBC), and the Illinois Office of Tourism will promote Chicago’s music and technology industries at SXSW for the first time.
The Chicago Made music showcase takes place on Tuesday, March 11 at 8pm-2am at Red 7. The music showcase will feature a homegrown Chicago lineup including rising hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, Wilco bassist John Stirratt’s side project The Autumn Defense, high-energy DJ duo The Hood Internet, power-pop band Archie Powell & the Exports, indie rockers My Gold Mask, singer-songwriter Bonzie, and alternative rap artists ShowYouSuck and Prob Cause.
The Chicago Made music showcase is open to all SXSW Music and Platinum Badge holders as well as SXSW music wristband holders.
The group is collaborating on Chicago Made, an initiative designed to educate SXSW attendees about Chicago natives who have made their mark on their respective industries while living and working in Chicago. In addition to an official SXSW Chicago music showcase, Chicago Made events will include an exhibit booth at the SXSW trade show and a private reception for business leaders.
Chance the Rapper photo courtesy of the artist