The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter's GRAMMY Legacies And Looking Ahead event
Photo: Daniel Boczarski
GRAMMY Legacies And Looking Ahead: How The Recording Academy's Chicago Chapter Celebrated Its 60-Year Anniversary With The City's Beloved Artists
Last month (Sept. 16), the Recording Academy's Chicago Chapter, in collaboration with the city of Chicago, celebrated its 60-year anniversary with GRAMMY Legacies And Looking Ahead, a star-studded concert at Millennium Park. Serving as the final concert of the Millennium Park Summer Series, the Chicago Chapter's 60-year commemoration featured performances from some of the city's finest musical acts, including co-headliners Jamila Woods and four-time GRAMMY winners Eighth Blackbird with guest appearances from former Chapter President and poet J. Ivy, GRAMMY winner Karim Sulayman, singer Tarrey Torae, and a special performance by pop duo Valebol.
Watch an uplifting recap of and view photos from the GRAMMY Legacies And Looking Ahead celebration below.
GRAMMY Legacies And Looking Ahead was the culmination of a year-long celebration of Midwest music creators. For more 60th anniversary content that celebrates multiple cities and genres, visit the Chicago Chapter page.
Founded in July 1961, the Chicago Chapter is the Recording Academy's third-longest-running Chapter. Despite its name, the Chicago Chapter represents artists and music industry professionals from all across the Midwest, including Detroit, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
(L-R) J. Ivy and Eighth Blackbird | Photo: Jeff Schear
Valebol | Photo: Daniel Boczarski
Jamila Woods | Photo: Daniel Boczarski
For the past 60 years, the Recording Academy's Chicago Chapter has recognized and celebrated the creative accomplishments of our members across the Midwest, fought for their collective rights, and supported them in times of need. We are proud of our legacies and excited to continue looking ahead. Here's to the next 60.