Over the weekend the 24th annual Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic descended upon Chicago. The one-day house music festival serves as a family reunion-style get together for not only Chicago’s house music community, but “house heads” across the country.
Attendees were out at Jackson Park as early as 4 a.m. setting up for the day. With an expected crowd of more than 50,000, the earlier you arrived, the better off you were. Hosted by Chosen Few DJs Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Alan King, Tony Hatchett, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn, this year’s picnic served as a tribute to the late great house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles.
Nicknamed the “Woodstock of House Music” for its family reunion vibe and DIY approach, the picnic began in 1990 as a reunion for a small group of friends from house music’s early days. Organized by the Chosen Few DJs — a DJ collective that was part of the first wave of DJs and producers in Chicago who created the house music sound — the event is now one of the largest dance music events in the world.
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View pictures of the 24th annual Chosen Few Picnic in the gallery below.