Chicago Voices Fest, a series of events spanning several months, provided four innovative ways for Chicago residents to take part in Chicago Voices.
VIEW: VIEW was an exhibition led by photographers that featured retrospective images of iconic and contemporary Chicago singers.
TALK: TALK was a three-part speaker series paired with live performances at the Chicago History Museum. TALK focused on preeminent Chicago vocalists.
SING: SING was an invitation for Chicagoans to capture their individual vocal stylings on video and share their performances on the Chicago Voices website. To kick-off the initiative, a Chicago Voices mobile video van visited iconic Chicago locations, raising awareness of the program, and providing resources for every Chicagoan to participate.Chicago Voices also involved thousands of students from Chicago Public Schools through a school-based version of SING. This included school-based song recording sessions, and a songwriting workshop that offered high school students an opportunity to record original songs in a professional recording studio.
LIVE!: LIVE! was a series of collaborations with music clubs and performance venues throughout the city that promoted and showcased outstanding local singers.