Recognizing how influential the event has become, Chicago’s newly-elected Mayor Lori Lightfoot appeared on-stage at the Chosen Few Picnic and Music Festival last weekend.
Lightfoot – the first black woman elected as mayor of Chicago, which with her election became the largest in United States history to have an openly LGBTQ+ mayor – paid tribute to the Chosen Few Picnic. The Chosen Few DJs are likely the oldest house music DJ collective in the world.
“House music began in Chicago,” Mayor Lightfoot posted on Twitter. “And now it’s all over the world. Thrilled to swing by the Chosen Few Picnic and House Music Fest. Hope everyone enjoyed some great music and weather!”
In other news, the Chosen Few also announced Roy Davis Jr as the recipient of the “Frankie Knuckles DJ Hall of Fame” award. Which was both a grand gesture and a well-deserved one.