Chicago fans got a treat last night when hometown hero Chance the Rapper gave a free concert in Grant Park. The show included other acts like Twin Peaks, Chance’s younger brother Taylor Bennett, Malcolm London, Eryn Allen Kane, and more. But the show didn’t end there. Chance then led fans to an early voting site and encouraged everyone to take part.
The concert and parade were part of a Get Out the Vote campaign the rapper’s nonprofit organization SocialWorks and Virgin Hotels Chicago teamed up for. Chance said in a statement, “This election is very important, a chance for new leaders and new opportunities to emerge. SocialWorks and I are proud to partner with Virgin Hotels Chicago, Boost Your Voice and The TurboVote Challenge to give everyone a voice in the democratic process and encourage people to vote, both locally and nationally.”
The rapper later tweeted, “I Voted,” and fans shared video from the event showing a huge crowd marching to the site.
The concert is over and now everyone is going to vote pic.twitter.com/diUS3bdctl— Jessyca Malina (@jessycamalina) November 7, 2016
The emcee has been urging fans to get out and vote throughout the year and earlier endorsed Clinton when he performed at a rally and appeared in a campaign video for the Democratic presidential hopeful.
Kudos to Chance for actually leading people to the polls and kudos to those who voted!