Summer is coming to a close and the start of a new school year is on the horizon. What better way to end summer than to come to the From the ‘Go Fest powered by True Star? The festival will be held Saturday, August 28th, in Douglass Park on the city’s West Side at Ogden and Sacramento and will be running from 12 pm -7 pm.
There will be a variety of interactive games and activities and promising young entrepreneurs and vendors. The fest will be hosted by Korporate and feature performances by Chi-town’s very own Dreezy and DCG. The exciting lineup of artists also includes New Ara, Big Mouf Bo, 8MatikLogan, Gayun Cannon, Happy Birthday Calvin, Chanelle Tru, King Melik, 3800 Drippyy, London Lo, Solly Bandz and many more. The event will be free for those between the ages of 13 and 19. I mean, who wants to pass up the chance to have a good time for free?
The main focus of this event is to promote peace, safety, and wellness within our city, especially for Chicago’s youth. In lieu of the uptick in violence, the event will feature messages of peace, unity and Chicago pride. “Young people in Chicago are all experiencing so much grief right now due to violence and COVID-19,” said True Star Foundation’s Executive Director/Co-founder DeAnna McLeary Sherman. “True Star wants to give them something fun and safe to do to celebrate back-to-school, with their perspective and interest in mind.”
In the spirit of having each other’s backs, we are asking that people wear their masks during this event to keep everyone safe. With that being said, there will also be an on-site administering of the Pfizer vaccine to help lower the risks and spread of COVID-19. See, this event just keeps getting better and better.
📍 Chicago, Come out to Douglass Park This Saturday, August 28th, 12-7 for an epic time‼️ From The ‘Go Fest featuring young creatives, pop-ups, and talent. Music by Chicago Artists, Special Performance by @dreezydreezy and more. Hosted by @KorporateCold ⚡️🔋 pic.twitter.com/7OlwGfQn4i
— True.Chi (@truestardotlife) August 23, 2021
Just in case you didn’t know, True Star Foundation provides paid apprenticeships that train young people to create, develop, and market digital content on platforms that empower them to be successful in media and other industries. Since 2004, True Star has provided jobs and opportunities for over 10,000 Chicago youth living on the West and South Sides. For the From The ‘Go Fest True Star has partnered with Chicago Park District, Chicago Police, Communities 4 Peace, NOI Sponsors, ReCast Chicago and DTLR.
Tell your family, tell friends, tell everyone you know to come out to Douglass Park this Saturday, August 28th. This event is something you don’t want to miss! For more info visit fromthegofest.com.
By Monique Petty-Ashmeade, Sophomore, DePaul University