Great Chicago Fire Festival Celebrates Renewal, Collaboration at Closing Ceremony on Northerly Island

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

Thousands attended the closing ceremony of the 2015 Great Chicago Fire Festival at Northerly Island, which featured hundreds of Chicago-based performers and artists from neighborhoods across the city, a neighborhood bazaar and a citywide participatory spectacle—including the burning of the GRIT House. The closing ceremony of the 2015 Great Chicago Fire Festival included multiple performance stages curated by Redmoon, which showcased more than 100 Chicago-based artists including dancers, singers, musicians, spoken word artists, aerialists and DJs. The ceremony also featured a citywide participatory spectacle, which included the burning of the GRIT House, the symbolic rebuilding of The Resilience Skyline, and a celebratory fireworks finale to close the evening. Redmoon has worked with Chicago Park District day camps, After School Matters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, Allstate and community-based organizations to reach 50,000 Chicago youth over the summer as part of the Great Chicago Fire Festival. The 2015 Great Chicago Fire Festival is produced by Redmoon in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago.

Photo credit — John Zich

Comments are closed.