History of House Music at Festival Cubano

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Celebration of Chicago house music features legendary DJs and artists including members of the Hot Mix 5 and Fast Eddie

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Promotional value expires Aug 2, 2013. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 8/02 for a ticket at venue Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Riis Park. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Ticketfly's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open at showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

House music takes its name from the warehouse parties where it first gained popularity, just like how elevator music takes its name from the place where composers find their inspiration. Celebrate a musical legacy with this GrouponLive deal.

The Deal

  • Admission to History of House Music
  • When: Friday, August 2, at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Riis Park
  • Door time: 3 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to see the lineup.<p>

Admission Options

  • $16 for four general-admission tickets with express entry (up to a $69.44 value)
  • $25 for one VIP ticket, which includes access to a VIP section in front of the stage (up to a $56.14 value)<p>

History of House Music

  • Who you know at the History of House Music at Festival Cubano: members of the Hot Mix 5, Tim “Spinnin’” Schommer, WBEZ’s Jesse De La Pena, Dajae, Lideil Townsell, White Knight
  • What is the Hot Mix 5?: a Chicago DJ crew that helped popularize the house music genre in the early ’80s
  • How beloved is the Hot Mix 5?: each member had a street named after him
  • Hot Mix 5 DJ’s appearing at the concert: Kenny “Jammin’” Jason, Frankie “Hollywood” Rodriquez, Mario “Smoking” Diaz
  • Fast Eddie achievements: popularizing “hiphouse” music, crafting jams such as “The Whop” and “Acid Thunder”
  • Dajae’s off-stage name: Karen Gordon
  • Dajae’s on-stage name: Dajae
  • Dajae’s dance chart hits: “Time,” “U Got Me Up,” “Day by Day”
  • “Yo Baby Yo”; the familiar chorus of White Knight’s breakthrough smash
  • Just how smooth is Keith Nunnally?: since he partnered with Steve “Silk” Hurley to form J.M. Silky, exceptionally smooth<p>
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