Chicago native Chance The Rapper has announced that he will be giving back to his community with a concert in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics.
Chance, along with his new production company, Social Function Productions, will put on the show next month. The concert will feature performances from the legendary Motown singer Smokey Robinson, along with Jason Mraz, O.A.R., and four more acts yet to be announced. It is unknown at this time if Chance will perform himself, but it is likely that he will make an appearance.
I’m happy to announce that my new production company SFP and I are producing the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics here in Chicago pic.twitter.com/NzKNGWImTn
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) June 14, 2018
The Special Olympics were founded in Chicago in 1968, in hopes to highlight those with mental disabilities. Although the event will be held in Seattle, Washington this year on July 1, Chance hopes to bring back the spirit during Chicago’s five-day anniversary celebration. The concert will take place at Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island on July 21. Tickets are available here.
The concert precedes Chance’s other appearances this year; he is slated to perform at Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival and play shows in the Philippines and Singapore.