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Chicago’s AAHH! Fest community showcase

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Yesterday (Sept. 21) the city of Chicago got a treat as native son Common, in conjunction with the Common Ground Foundation, and Kanye West’s Donda’s House Inc., launched the inaugural AAHH! Fest in Union Park on the city’s near West Side.

The day long event kicked off with a community showcase that featured young talent from across the city that auditioned at open mics throughout the year to be a part of this stage with host and curator, Rhymefest (Donda’s House creative director). Attendees also had an opportunity to visit vendors and community organizations setup throughout the day for a variety of resources, activities and organizational information. In addition to local talent, rising star Diggy Simmons gave a crowd pleasing set before Common closed the show.

Check out photos from the AAHH! Fest community showcase in the gallery below.

-tj armour / @tjarmour