Prince Partners with Rebuild the Dream & Janelle Monae for Welcome 2 Chicago Concerts

By Allison Rivers

Starting tonight, Prince — the prolific and famously flamboyant legend himself — will be performing a three-night run of concerts at Chicago’s United Center. The “Welcome 2 Chicago” series of shows will be his first concerts in the Windy City since 2004.

Prince is partnering with Rebuild the Dream, an organization focused on inventing creative solutions to rebuild our broken economy and developing a sustainable community. The Rebuild the Dream Village will showcase local organizations that support sustainability in four key areas — economy, food, community, and planet — and will also feature local art and music through various interactive installations and cultural projects.

“Share your story” booths will be set up in partnership with local Chicago artist Andre Guichard, and fans will have a chance to win Purple Circle VIP Packages. The Rebuild the Dream Village will be incorporated inside and outside the concert at the United Center venue.

Rebuild the Dream founder Van Jones explains, “This is more than a series of concerts. This is about what we leave behind — an active, engaged group of people who are connected to each other and solutions, and taking steps to build community — as individuals, community members, and a global society.”

As an added bonus, the September 26 show will feature the talented, tuxedo-donning singer/songwriter Janelle Monae as Prince’s supporting act.

The September 24 show has already sold out, but tickets for the other two nights are still available here. Don’t miss out on a chance to not only see an amazing show by Prince and Janelle Monae, but also share your story and interact with local organizations in the Rebuild the Dream Village (and good luck winning that VIP package!).

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