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Jamaican Dancehall Sensations, Agent Sasco aka Assassin, Teejay and R&B Music Legends Rose Royce, the Stylistics,
Blue Magic, and SLAVE among headliners

31st International Festival of Life Lineup

The Legends of the 70s R&B, Soul, Classic, Funk and Disco; talking about the Car Wash - Rose Royce, Stylistics featuring Van Fields, and Blue Magic on July 4th will kick off the 31st Anniversary of the African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL) which runs Thursday through Sunday, July 4th - 7th, 2024 in Washington Park - DuSable Museum Garden.

Reggae and Dancehall's hottest superstar, Teejay "Drift" , and another R&B/Soul/Funk legend SLAVE will close the 31st IFOL on Sunday, July 7th.

IFOL Combined with the 42nd Chicago Music Awards

The 31st African/Caribbean International Festival of Life and 42nd Chicago Music Awards combined will celebrate and honor Chicago's musical diversity, history, and culture.

 

The Chicago Music Awards (CMAs) will Honor Civil and Social Justice Icon, Rev. Dr. Michael L. Pfleger,Faith Community of Saint Sabina Pastor

NBC 5 Chicago/Telemundo  is the proud TV sponsor for the 31st  Annual African/Caribbean International Festival of Life which is combined with the 42nd  Chicago Music Awards (CMA), Thursday through Sunday, July 4th to Sunday, July 7th at the DuSable Museum Garden- Washington Park, Chicago.

IFOL 4-Day Family Festival 

Our  four-day family festival of music, food, arts, crafts, games and more. On Friday, July 5th will be the Chicago Music Awards from Noon until 10:00pm with the nominees/celebrities Red Carpet rolling out at 6pm.

 

More than 150 Chicagoland music industry members are expecting to be named nominees and special honorees in some forty categories and over 20 music genres. Attendees will get a performance taste in just about all genres.

PAST  IFOL PHOTOS

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