Artists, taking care of artists.
Chicago has one of the most vibrant performing arts communities in the world. But the COVID-19 pandemic has closed theaters and venues everywhere, putting unprecedented financial strain on the thousands of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and other performing artists who contribute so much to the quality of our every day lives, yet who are now unable to afford even the most fundamental living expenses.
An all-star line-up of Chicago natives and stars who launched their careers in the Windy City, have come together in a new music video, performing the Blues anthem, Sweet Home Chicago. Featuring an ensemble of more than 100 participants, all with deep ties to the Chicago performing arts scene, the star-studded celebration of Chicago and its rich, diverse performing arts community, will raise money for the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund, to help the many performing artists struggling in the wake of COVID-19 closures.