2018 Uptown Saturday Nights: Jazz in the Park August 18

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHTS PRESENTS: Dee Alexander – John Moulder Jazz Quartet in a Free Concert!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
Clarendon Park | 4501 N Clarendon Ave | Uptown/Chicago | 6-8PM | Picnics welcome!

FEATURING:
Dee Alexander, vocals
John Moulder, guitar
Vijay Tellis-Nayak, keys
Ernie Adams, drums

This event will take place in the grassy section of the softball fields at Clarendon Park. Guests should bring their own seating for this event.

RAIN PLAN: Concert will be moved inside the park fieldhouse if inclement weather occurs.

DEE ALEXANDER:
Voted best jazz singer by Chicago magazine and Chicago Music Awards “Jazz Entertainer of the Year,” Dee Alexander has performed with Ahmad Jamal, David Sanborn, Earl Klugh, Joshua Redman, the O’Jays, among many others. From a soft, sultry traditional ballad, to a contemporary jazz-funk groove; from a high-flying swing, to a scat-filled romp, Ms. Alexander delivers with a passion, love, style and grace that is hers and her alone.

JOHN MOULDER
With CDs consistently chosen by the Chicago Tribune as, “one of the best 10 jazz CDs of the year,” as well as featured on WTTW’s Artbeat and Chicago Tonight, John Moulder is a celebrated guitarist and composer. Mr. Moulder has performed nationally and internationally at music festivals, concert halls and clubs, alongside the likes of Eddie Harris, Kurt Elling, Bob Mintzer, Paul McCandless, Lyle Mays, Paul Wertico and many others.

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Uptown Saturday Nights is hosted by Uptown United and is generously supported by Choose Chicago. This event is presented in partnership with the Clarendon Park Advisory Council.

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Now in its fourth season, Uptown Saturday Nights (USN) is a series of four free, high profile outdoor performances in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Conceived by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), USN celebrates and renews awareness of Uptown as Chicago’s Original Entertainment District. In 2018, Uptown Saturday Nights will integrate its programming with the Year of Creative Youth in Chicago.

Dates: Series comprised of five performances—one Saturday evening in May, June, August, September. The July event is in coordination with Windy City RibFest.
Estimated Attendance: 3,000 total
Estimated Marketing Reach: 3 million +

Above-Line Presenting Sponsor: $10,000
• Suggested verbiage “SEASON SPONSOR presents Uptown Saturday Nights”—integrated into brand!
• Sponsor name/logo above-line on all printed and digital marketing for entire USN season*
• Feature in kick-off USN newsletter promotions (15,000+ reach)
• Dedicated social media mention for USN season launch and for each event
• Table at each event of the USN season (four events total)
• All four (4) headliners contracted to acknowledge season sponsor in their promotional outreach
• Stage mentions by event emcees throughout USN season

Season Sponsor: $5,000
• Sponsor name/logo above-line on all printed promotional items / digital marketing for entire USN season*
• Feature in kick-off USN newsletter promotions (15,000+ reach)
• Dedicated social media mention for USN season launch
• Table at each event of the USN season (4 events total)
• All four (4) headliners contracted to acknowledge season sponsor in their promotional outreach
• Stage mentions by event emcees throughout USN season

Event Sponsor (4 available): $2,500
• Sponsor name/logo on all promotional materials for single sponsored event*
• Feature in USN newsletter promotion for month of sponsorship
• Dedicated social media mention for month of sponsorship
• Table at single, sponsored event
• Stage mention by event emcee

*Items contingent on providing Uptown United with required materials by upholding print deadlines.
Sponsorship for this event is tax-deductible, Uptown United is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Past Shows Included:

• Neo-Futurists at Alternatives Inc.
• ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat at the Uptown Lounge, part of the World Music Festival
• Alyssa Allgood at the Charlie Chaplin Theater, part of the Chicago Jazz Festival
• SummerDance 20th Anniversary Celebration at Buttercup Park
• Chicago Blues All-Stars at the Black Ensemble Theater, part of the Chicago Blues Festival
• Pat Whalen at Truman College
• JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound at the Preston Bradley Center

Sponsor the Events:

Advertise your business or service to hundreds of Uptown residents and visitors at each event in Uptown’s Entertainment District.

Contact Martin Sorge with any questions
(773) 878-1184 | martin@exploreuptown.org

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