According to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority (ISFA), the owners of U.S. Cellular Field have been looking to broaden the use of the stadium beyond baseball games.
The Chicago-native, Chance the Rapper, will be hosting his Chicago tour date for his Magnificent Coloring Tour at U.S. Cellular Field on September 24th and will be calling it the “Magnificent Coloring Day.”
The “Magnificent Coloring Day” will be the “first ever music festival at U.S. Cellular Field on Chicago’s South Side.” The one day music festival will feature artists Skrillex, John Legend, Alicia Keys (who I’ve been dying to see), Lil Wayne, Tyler the Creator, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, along with special guests.
ISFA Executive Director, Lou Bertuca, says this will be the first of many events outside of baseball to be held at the Cell. “There’s no reason that the stadium shouldn’t be doing one major sporting event outside of baseball,” Bertuca said.
There have only been two previous concerts at the Cell- Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones in the early 2000’s.
Bertuca said ISFA has been working for the past year with Madison House Productions to secure a performer. When the option of Chance the Rapper came to the table, he jumped at the opportunity.
“Chance is the perfect fit because he’s from the South Side of Chicago, he’s really proud of being from Chicago and gives a lot back,” Bertuca said. “To catch Chance the Rapper on his meteoric rise to the top is just a great opportunity.”
With it being my birthday weekend, I will DEFINITELY be in attendance. I can’t wait to see what other events will be held at my second home, the Cell.