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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE RETURNS IN JULY

5/10/2017, 12:49 p.m. | Updated on 5/10/2017, 12:49 p.m.
Showcasing the best of Reggae, Caribbean, R&B, Gospel, Blues, African, Latin and other world music on two stages, the 25th ...
Reggae/Cultural artist Capleton, Roots Reggae entertainer Queen Ifrica, Gospel legends The Tommies Reunion with Darius Brooks and acclaimed Gospel singer/dj Minister Marion Hall (formerly Dancehall Queen Lady Saw) are among the entertainers scheduled to perform at the 25th annual International Festival of Life. The full line-up will be announced at a later date.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE RETURNS IN JULY

CHICAGO- Showcasing the best of Reggae, Caribbean, R&B,

Gospel, Blues, African, Latin and other world music on two stages,

the 25th Annual International Festival of Life promotes cultural,

educational and spiritual exchange through live entertainment,

innovative programming and a marketplace that highlights

global food, fine arts, arts & crafts, small business and corporate

communities. In addition, children will be engaged with exciting

carnival rides, games and fun courtesy of All Action Amusement.

The festival takes place Independence week Saturday-Tuesday,

July 1st-4th, 2017 in Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph Street, Chicago from noon to 10 pm daily.

Two themes highlighting the vision of the Festival have been

adopted: “Bringing Nations Together” and “Living Together as One.”

Opening day July 1st will be International Day of

Reggae(celebrated worldwide) and will feature some of reggae’s

leading performers, along with other Caribbean entertainers. July

2nd will be International Gospel Spiritual Awakening and Hands

of Love Day featuring Minister Marion Hall (Lady Saw), The

Tommies Reunion with Darius Brooks, the Christian Rock &

Roll band ToddAnthony Joos and the Revelators and others. The

objective of this Day of Atonement is to end crime in Chicago and

to bring back love in the hearts of the people, especially the youth.

July 3rd will be Hot Mix-5 House Music and Freestyle Day with DJ Farley Jackmaster Funk and others. July 4th Independence Day will feature a wide variety of explosive live entertainment and family fun befitting Independence Day.

Some 200 vendors/exhibitors and sponsors will be on hand

branding, selling, and sampling products. . Admission is free for

children under 12 years of age. However, there is a separate ticket price for carnival rides available for purchase inside the festival.

For early reduced price promo tickets and information, visit www. internationalfestivaloflife.com or call 312/427-0266.