True Star’s second annual From The ‘Go Fest happened this past Saturday and it was lit!
The free event, held on the DuSable Museum campus, included performances by HappyBirthdayCalvin, Big Mouf’Bo, Sasha Go Hard, Senite and many more. The crowd danced to music played by DJs: HotRod, DJ B-Man, DJ Drip, DJ Lena Bandz, and DJ Lil Corie. The festival also housed different activations for guests to enjoy and Taylor’s Tacos and A&M Italian Ice were on deck to provide food and icees.
Calboy, this year’s headliner, hit the stage and had the crowd lit.
The festival was hosted by Genesis Denise Hale from the Showtime series “The Chi” and True Star and TikTok influencer Danny Barksdale. The two had high crowd engagement and had everyone laughing the whole festival.
This year’s sponsors included True Star Media, Metropolitan Peace Initiatives, a division of Metropolitan Family Services, Acclivus, City Year, Girls Like Me, and Planet Fitness. Power 92 and What’s the Word TV were partners for this year’s fest.
The festival’s goal is to spotlight local youth and put their talents on display for others across the city to see. It was great to see young Chicago creatives performing and enjoying their time in a safe space that brought the community together.
If you didn’t come to From the ‘Go Fest 2022, you definitely missed out. But guess what? You’re in luck because we’ll be back next year for the third annual From the ‘Go Fest and you don’t want to miss it!
By Cierra Lemott, Junior, Columbia College Chicago
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