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First Indigenous Peoples Day Festival To Showcase Native Artists From Hip-Hop To Folklore

The event will split days at the Logan Square Auditorium and the Old Town School of Folk Music.

The Logan Square Auditorium building seen in Logan Square on Dec. 2, 2020.
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CHICAGO — A two-day festival celebrating Indigenous people will be held next month in Logan Square and Old Town.

The First Indigenous Peoples Day Festival is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Logan Square Auditorium, 2935 N. Kedzie Ave., and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

The first night in Logan Square will showcase Indigenous artists performing rock, hip-hop and EDM, according to a news release. It will close with an Indigi-dance party. Acts include DJ Shub, Mato Wayuhi, OPLIAM and Phnx.Wav.

The second night in Old Town will feature folkloric dance, rock, blues and Latin fusion, according to organizers. Acts include INDIGENOUS, Chicha Roots, Kichwa Runa, Dizá and Galguez Laxá.

Tickets are free, but donations to cover event costs will be accepted. Tickets can be reserved in advance for Oct. 9 here and for Oct. 10 here.

The festival is a collaboration between the Indigenous Peoples Movement, Sky People Entertainment, the International Latino Cultural Center and the Old Town School of Folk Music, according to the news release.

Chicago is home to 75,000 tribal members representing cultures and traditions of 150 Native nations, according to the news release.

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