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#HugChicago Benefit Concert starring K'Valentine & Paige Gillian

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BASSLINE || 2239 - CHICAGO

2239 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60616

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Why #HugChicago?

Being an African American man in America isn’t an easy experience, especially in Chicago.

In Chicago for the year 2018 there were:

495 Shot & Killed

2,467 Shot & Wounded

A total of 2,962 people were shot in the City of Chicago, the majority of them being African American and Latino men.

There is also the issue of police brutality and profiling, i.e. cases like Laquan McDonald, where our own government can’t be held accountable for their actions towards us. And the shocking, in depth, accusations attached to R Kelly.

#HugChicago, a unification campaign that is being championed by Chicago singer, Paige Gillian, attempts to reform the way we show support to our Black men, with a simple gesture.

A hug.

The campaign’s goal is to give one hundred thousand (100,000) hugs and to raise one hundred and twenty five thousand dollars ($125,000.00) to fund Chicago youth organizations that support Black men and Black youth.

“Everyone is trying to do drill and [promote] negativity and misogyny,” said Paige Gillian.

“We’re just being positive. And with the recent sexual abuse revelations that have rocked the Chicago market, I’m here just to make a difference.

I’m a survivor too! I challenge my music peers to give our young people hugs. It’s that simple. I want to give young girls a chance to be heard and young men real love through hugs.”

The 2019 campaign kicks off with a benefit concert headlined by Chicago’s own K’ Valentine. She is the protégé’ of legendary MC, Talib Kweli. She is signed to his independent label, Javotti. This is K’s very 1st headline show in Chicago.

ALL CONCERT PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CHICAGO YOUTH SERVING NON PROFITS!!!!

There are limited tickets available!

Early Bird 25.00

General Admission 40.00

VIP/Private Pre Party/Meet & Greet 50.00

The #HugChicago concert lineup features Marv J, Seven 1, Trig, Rune Will, and Paige Gillian.

DJ Lineup: DJ LR, DJ Jay Imani and the Chicago Bears Official DJ, Jay Illa

The concert is hosted by Kyle Santillian & Leon Rogers of WGCI and Lala Calhoun.


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