SOUTH SHORE SUMMER FEST

SOUTH SHORE SUMMER FEST

Date: Sunday, August 20
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: South Shore Cultural Center
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Address: 7059 S. South Shore Drive
Chicago IL
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Chicago’s landmark South Shore Cultural Center will, for the seventh year, play host to the Southside neighborhood’s annual South Shore Summer Festival. The popular afternoon community happening on the palatial grounds on Lake Michigan is truly an event for area residents of all ages.

In addition to food and local merchant vendors, set to perform at the fest are ’70s R&B/funk legends Cameo and ’80s/’90s soulsters LeVert.

Entertainment

3:00 p.m. - South Shore Drill Team
4:15 p.m. - LeVert
6:00 p.m. - Cameo

About the Bands:

South Shore Drill Team uses the performing arts to engage inner-city youth throughout their critical teenage years, mitigate the dangers of gangs, drugs, and violence, and guide members towards completing their education and becoming responsible citizens.

LeVert:  Formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1984, LeVert was a dominant force on the music charts and created a successful blueprint for urban male groups. The trio’s formula of combining soulful ballads and up-tempo beats with catchy hooks produced a dynamic catalog of music to be enjoyed for many years to come. Before adding “Roman Numeral” II to the LeVert brand as in LEVERT II, the original group was comprised of Marc Gordon, Gerald and Sean Levert. The trio hit popular mainstay through urban radio delivering a string of HOT records such as “I Get Hot”, “Bloodline”, “The Big Throwdown”, “Just Coolin”, “Rope a Dope Style”, For Real Tho” and “Whole Scenario”. LeVert racked up hit singles such as “(Pop Pop Pop) Goes My Mind”, “Casanova”, “Baby I'm Ready”, “Addicted To You”, which featured in Eddie Murphy’s hit movie, “Coming To America” and “Just Coolin” the first R&B group & song to feature a rapper, Heavy D.

Cameo is an American soul-influenced funk group that formed in the early 1970s. Cameo was initially a 14-member group known as the New York City Players; this name was later changed to Cameo to avoid a lawsuit from Ohio Players, another group from that era. Their first album was Cardiac Arrest which featured their first hit single, "Rigor Mortis." Ugly Ego, We All Know Who We Are, and Secret Omen contained dance floor songs such as "I Just Want To Be" and "Find My Way", the latter of which was a major disco smash and was included on the Thank God It's Friday soundtrack. ("Find My Way" was their cover of a 1972 Three Degrees and a 1969 Tymes tune.)  The height of Cameo's career was in the 1980s, particularly Word Up! with its hits, "Word Up!" and "Candy".

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

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