The fan to artist transformation is in full effect.
The Chicago Public Library Sound Off Music Contest is in the voting stage for the People’s Choice Awards (Sept 27-Oct 3) and there are a lot of great and inspiring entries. The contestants have all found a way to uniquely express their love for Chicago by repping all the myriad personalities and flavors of the Windy City in lyric, beat and rhyme.
I’ve been really inspired by all the entries, especially local emcee Psalm One’s “My Bucket Song” and Shawn Pennington’s “Doors Closing.” Both songs each put a unique spin on riding The “El” train through Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Show your love for the Chicago Public Library and Chi-city and vote for your favorite entries. And I’ll keep you updated on who wins the right to perform as the opening act at the upcoming Sound Off headline event.
If you entered the contest drop a comment and tell me about your experience.
If you’ve voted tell me what you think about the entries.
Oh, and if don’t already have one…GO get yourself a Chicago Public Library card today!
10 Sound Off Contest Finalists announced here.
People’s Choice Award Winner announced here.