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Lake FX 2017 presented by Google

April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 22 @ 8:00 pm


The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the full schedule for the third annual Lake FX presented by Google, the Midwest’s largest FREE conference for emerging artists and creative professionals. Highlights include more than 50 workshops and panels, keynote conversations with Kevin Liles, Co-Founder and CEO of 300 Entertainment and CEO of KWL Management, on April 21 and comic book creator and artist Alex Ross on April 22; live A&R audition performances; one-on-one career advice sessions; and much more!

Keynote Speakers Kevin Liles and Alex Ross:
Music and entertainment executive Kevin Liles, co-founder and CEO of 300 Entertainment and CEO of KWL Management, will deliver the keynote address on Friday, April 21, at 5 p.m. The highly anticipated discussion ‘Kevin Liles in conversation with Kevin Coval’ will cover how to stay ahead of the curve to discover what’s next in the music industry along with tips on career building and much more.
On Saturday, April 22, at 3 p.m., Lake FX CreativeCon will feature ‘The State of the Art with Alex Ross.’ Join legendary comic book creator and artist Alex Ross with Robert Milazzo, founder of The Modern School of Film and Murmur Radio, as they explore current modalities, highs, lows, future visions and professional trends for audiences & practitioners of film, television, comic books and performance.

A&R Auditions & Live Music Performances:
Lake FX will once again present A&R Auditions, offering twenty pre-selected Chicagoland artists and bands the opportunity to showcase their work live in front of major label A&R (Artist & Repertoire) executives as well as a live audience. All performances are open to the public to enjoy on Friday, April 21, 1–4 p.m. and Saturday, April 22, 5–8 p.m. Genres represented include hip hop, rock, folk, alternative, country and electronic.

New for 2017, ACCESS Lab is an energized resource fair connecting participants with industry leaders and organizations through fun and informative one-on-one talks and small group activities.

All events above PLUS a full two days of panel discussions and workshops lead by creative leaders are FREE and open to everyone working in, or aspiring to work in, creative fields such as music, dance, theater, art and design. The full schedule can be found at

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April 21 @ 10:00 am
April 22 @ 8:00 pm
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Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago , IL United States


Lake FX Chicago

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