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From The ‘Go Fest 2.0 Was A Huge Success!

Calboy was the headliner for this year’s From The ‘Go Fest. / Photo: Cierra Lemott

True Star’s second annual From The ‘Go Fest happened this past Saturday and it was lit!

Hosts Genesis Denise Hale and Danny Barksdale kept the crowd entertained between acts throughout the event. / Photo: Cierra Lemott

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.

Sasha Go Hard / Photo: Cierra Lemott
8MatikLogan / Photo: Cierra Lemott

Calboy, this year’s headliner, hit the stage and had the crowd lit.

Big Mouf’Bo / Photo: Cierra Lemott
Lyric / Photo: Cierra Lemott

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.

DJ HotRod / Photo: Cierra Lemott
DJ Lena Bandz / Photo: Cierra Lemott

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.

True Star contributor Jada Boyd interviewed the local talent as they exited the stage. / Photo: Cierra Lemott
Photo: Marti Parham
Lorenz King & The Englewood Branded Bear / Photo: Marti Parham
Paint the City Activation / Photo: Marti Parham

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.

True Star Media Co-founders DeAnna McLeary Sherman and Na-Tae’ Thompson thank the crowd for making this year’s fest a success. / Photo: Marti Parham

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

Instagram: @cece.kodak / @kodakscamera

Written by Cierra Lemott

I'm a professional procrastinator and my hobbies include sleeping, eating, and Netflix binging.

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