It starts tonight: six parties and the picnic itself, pre-parties and after-parties from SmartBar to Da House Spot and Evil Olive and all points in between: here is the complete Chosen Few Weekend lineup.


At A Glance

Thursday, July 2:
The Promontory

Friday, July 3:
The New Loft

Saturday, July 4:
The 25th Annual Chosen Few Picnic
Northside Afterparty at SmartBar
Southside Afterparty at DHS

Sunday, July 5:
Evil Olive

In Depth

Thursday, July 2nd

The Chosen Few Weekend Kick Off at The Promontory

DJs: The Chosen Few and Stan Zeff

Venue: The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, 8pm-2am, $10 before 10pm, $15 after


Friday, July 3rd

The Chosen Few VIP Meet & Greet at The New Loft

DJs: Mike Dunn, Tony Hatchett, Andre Hatchett, Greg Winfield, Lil John, Deejay Alicia, Harry A.

Venue: The New Loft, 5923 S. Wentworth (at 59th St.), Chicago, noon-7pm


Friday, July 3rd

The Chosen Few Weekend PreParty at GrandBar

DJs: Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, G-Spot & surprise guests.

Venue: GrandBar, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Chicago IL



Saturday, July 4th

The 25th Annual Chosen Few Picnic

DJs: The Chosen Few (Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Alan King, Tony Hatchett, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter, Mike Dunn), Masters at Work, Derrick Carter, Stan Zeff, Keith Fobs, Greg Gray.

Live Performances: Stephanie Mills, Evelyn Champagne King, Cory Daye.

Location: Jackson Park, 63rd & Hayes Drive. Tix:



Saturday, July 4th

Northside Afterparty at SmartBar

DJs: Wayne Williams, Alan King, Terry Hunter and Stan Zeff

Venue: SmartBar, 3730 N. Clark Street, Chicago, 10pm-late



Saturday, July 4th

Southside Afterparty: Chicago Classics vs. New York Classics

DJs: Mike Dunn, Andre Hatchett, Kevin Hedge, guests.

Venue: DHS, 7130 South Chicago Ave, 10pm-until



Sunday, July 5th

Bang: The Chosen Few Picnic Send Off at Evil Olive

DJs: Terry Hunter, Greg Winfield, Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Andre Hatchett, Mike Dunn, Alan King, Teddy Douglas (Basement Boys)

Venue: Evil Olive, 1551 W. Division St., Chicago, 10pm-4am