Clipse, 2 Chainz headlining Chicago’s Hyde Park Summer Fest 2023

The historic return of “Grindin'” duo closes opening night

Hyde Park Summer Fest, a two-day music festival that celebrates Chicago culture, has announced its first 2023 headliner as the iconic hip hop duo Clipse. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of hip hop, brothers Pusha T and No Malice will reunite to headline night one of the highly anticipated music festival on June 17-18th at Midway Plaisance Park in Chicago’s historic Hyde Park.

Clipse will perform some of their biggest hits, including “Grindin’” and “When the Last Time,” alongside other collaborations and fan-favorites. For hip hop fans who have anxiously awaited another reunion, this is a dream come true.

In addition to Clipse, music and culture fans alike will witness exciting live performances from 2 Chainz, Robert Glasper, Tobe Nwigwe, Uncle Waffles, Terry Hunter, Twista, Shawnna, Do Or Die, Crucial Conflict, Vic Mensa and Jonathan McReynolds. More artists soon to be announced.

Hyde Park Summer Fest expects this to be its best year yet. Following exponential growth over the past eight years, what began as Hyde Park Brew Fest has evolved into a community-centric, fiercely independent music staple of Chicago summer, particularly in the city’s South Side. Launching its current iteration in 2022, Hyde Park Summer Fest donated $75,000 in proceeds to five area high schools, created nearly 200 temporary jobs in the community, and encouraged participation from over 50 local small businesses, and expects to surpass these accomplishments with this year’s festival.

Two-day general admission tickets start at $129 and single day general admission at $79, with prices subject to change.

Buddy Iahn
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