Our friends at The Common Ground Foundation, founded by COMMON and his mother Dr. Mahalia Hines, are extending an invitation to all Chicagoans to attend, support and spread the word about the “AAHH! FEST presented by COMMON” on Sunday, September 21st at Union Park in Chicago 1501 West Randolph Street.
The Common Ground Foundation has a mission to use creative arts to expose youth to new opportunities. The Foundation serves more than 60 students ages 13 – 17, in a 3 year mentoring program & summer camp, from Chicago’s south and west side communities.
The Common Ground Foundation is hosting the “AAHH! FEST”; a one day music event designed to bring positive awareness to youth programs around the city, showcasing creative arts in many forms, and to promote a message of non-violence through the voice of COMMON and an influential line-up of national recording artists.
One component of the day is the COMMUNITY SHOWCASE (Early Show) 10am to 1pm., curated by Chicago artists Rhymefest, and held in partnership with Donda’s House Inc. Donda’s House has hosted ‘Open Mic’ contests throughout the year to select a group of talented young people to represent the community during this portion of the AAHH! FEST.
The AAHH! FEST (Late Show) 4pm – 11pm, curated by COMMON and hosted by Dave Chappelle, will feature some of music’s top artist coming together to support the Foundation and City of Chicago! Some of the artist include: Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco, McLyte, De La Soul, Jay Electronica, and more, with a “very special surprise guest”.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.aahhfest.com and the proceeds will benefit the aforementioned youth organizations.