'Move! The 2006 Chicago International House Music Festival' will be held on July 22-23 at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. ( The time will be 1-11 p.m. on both days. ) The event is the result of a joint effort between CDM Chicago and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Tourism. It is on the closing weekend of Gay Games VII.
The two-day festival will bring together some of the most famous house-music icons in the world, including remix artist Danny Tenaglia as well as singers Barbara Tucker and Dajaeand that's just on the first day. The line-up on the second day is also star-studded, with singers Jamie Principle, mixer Steve 'Silk' Hurley and legendary DJ Frankie Knuckles slated to entertain. There will be two stages, one for international acts and another that spotlights Chicago-bred talent.
However, in addition to the music, there will be a message. David Moralesone of the headliners of the festivalis also an ambassador of the 2006 Aldo Fights AIDS campaign. His message is, 'AIDS doesn't discriminate. No Territory. No Race. No Age.' Empowerment tags will be sold on site, with 100 percent of the net proceeds benefiting YouthAIDS. ( The tags will be sold at the festival and online at www.youthaids-aldo.org . )
Tickets will be $35 for one day and $60 for both. See www.ticketmaster.com for passes and www.chicagohousemusicfestival.org for more info.