Manifest to host tribute to Chicago House for charity this weekend

Manifest will be hosting a show called “The House Chicago Built” as a tribute to Chicago House music this Saturday, August 5, with proceeds going to support the Rebuild Foundation.

While the city and suburbanites party at Lollapalooza, Manifest is offering a 12-hour house music marathon to celebrate the past and future of Chicago house music. Despite the best intentions of Lolla’s founder Perry Ferrell, the city’s largest festival has no house music acts on its schedule. Manifest responded to this with “The House Chicago Built” as an alternative to the festival, while firmly honoring is alternative origins.

DJs spinning house music during the event include Jesse Saunders, who is credited with originating Chicago house’s distinctive sound, Michael Sarafini, owner of Gramophone Records, and local talents.

The Rebuild Foundations hosts the Frankie Knuckles Collection, a repository of the Chicago House legend’s records. Knuckles sadly passed away a few years ago, but his legacy lives on, inspiring artists like Chicago native Kaskade, who will be playing an official Lollapalooza aftershow at Prysm the same day.

House music originated in Chicago as a new kind of dance music that offered a sense of community for minority populations. Manifest seeks to continue Chicago house’s venerable legacy by partnering with civic groups to raise social awareness and promote charitable causes and initiatives, such as supporting art and music education in inner-city schools and cultural development in insecure neighborhoods.

Co-founder Braeden Lord describes Manifest’s mission in the city succinctly as “House music for good, [a] champion for a cause.”

Tickets are available now; the event starts at 1pm at Estate in the historic Goose Island area.