First Ever Music Festival at U.S. Cellular Field!


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 TourĀ 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.



2011 Grammy Winners – Part II

More winners from music’s big night!!!

21. Best Rock Album

The Resistance


22. Best Alternative Music Album


The Black Keys

23. Best Female R&B Vocal Performance


Track from: Back To Me

24. Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

There Goes My Baby

Track from: Raymond V Raymond

25. Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Soldier Of Love

Track from: Soldier Of Love

26. Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Hang On In There

John Legend & The Roots
Track from: Wake Up!

27. Best Urban/Alternative Performance

F*** You

Cee Lo Green

28. Best R&B Song


John Stephens, songwriter (John Legend & The Roots)
Track from: Wake Up!

29. Best R&B Album

Wake Up!

John Legend & The Roots

30. Best Contemporary R&B Album

Raymond V Raymond


31. Best Rap Solo Performance

Not Afraid

Track from: Recovery

32. Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

On To The Next One

Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
Track from: The Blueprint 3

33. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Empire State Of Mind

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Track from: The Blueprint 3

34. Best Rap Song

Empire State Of Mind

Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Burt Keyes & Sylvia Robinson, songwriters)
(Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
Track from: The Blueprint 3

35. Best Rap Album



36. Best Female Country Vocal Performance

The House That Built Me

Miranda Lambert
Track from: Revolution

37. Best Male Country Vocal Performance

‘Til Summer Comes Around

Keith Urban

38. Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Need You Now

Lady Antebellum
Track from: Need You Now

39. Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

As She’s Walking Away

Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
Track from: You Get What You Give

40. Best Country Instrumental Performance


Marty Stuart
Track from: Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions

41. Best Country Song

Need You Now

Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady
Track from: Need You Now
More to follow….
-Brian S.