5th Annual Chicago Westside Music Festival RECAP!

5th Annual Chicago Westside Music Festival RECAP!

5th Annual Chicago Westside Music Festival RECAP!

On August 20th this good year of 2016. I attended the Chicago Westside Music Festival with some of my friends who’ve been more like sisters to me.

Myself, Charmaine, & Cerita at The 5th Annual Chicago Westside Music Festival!
Myself, Charmaine, & Cerita at The 5th Annual Chicago Westside Music Festival!

My friends Cerita was in town for the weekend from Ft. Worth, Texas and Charmaine (who happens to be the owner of the “Uncle Remus Chicken USA” brand) had VIP access and invited me to enjoy the event with them.

It was pure amazement! I totally enjoyed the food, scenery and live entertainment!

The 5th Annual Chicago Westside Music Festival (“WSMF”) was presented by the Westside Cultural Foundation. Chicago WSMF was founded in 2012 to institute the West Side as a destination for cultural and community programming. The event was inspired by the late Chicago official, Michael Scott Sr.,  to shine light on the positive contributions, culture, and people of Chicago’s West Side.

The End of Summer Festivity sponsored by the 24th Ward Alderman, Michael Scott, Jr., included activities for kids and seniors, along with school supply and backpack giveaways.

Ramonski Luv hosted the event along with special guest, Grammy and Oscar Winner, Che “Rhymefest” Smith.

Although I missed some of the Chicago local talent, I heard a Chicago native who also appeared on the hit vocal competition NBC’s “The Voice”, Mark P. Hood was a true joy to hear across Ogden Blvd while I waited on the rain to cease!

However, I made it just in time for  The Chicago WestSide Music Festival 2016 headlines Kelly Price, MyLyte, & Slick Rick. cwmfLineup2016

Here are some of the highlights from this awesome event!

Before the headliners came out to perform, Ramonski brought out Chicago Hip Hop Duo Do or Die for a surprise performance!

Kelly Price

Kelly opened up with her hit single “It’s My Time”!

Now, in good ol’ Kelly fashion she had to do “As We Lay”! She sang it too! She also brought insight into why she chooses to still sing the song regardless to anyone’s opinions of the song. It’s a song of regret… and love… and disappoinment… and forgiveness… and life…

Slick Rick The Ruler

Slick Rick took us back with Children’s Story! To the good times of Hip Hop! Ol’ school Hip Hop Lives Forever!

 

MC Lyte

One of my favorite Female MC’s, MC Lyte, opened the stage with her song”Cha Cha Cha”

A little MC Lyte freestyle moment…

MC Lyte “I Wanna Be Down”!

Overall, I had a great time with friends and some of my favorite R&B Hip Hop Artist of all time! I’m already looking forward to next year! Hopefully, God willing you’ll get to see Ladi Soul performing on the stage!

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