Magnificent Coloring Day

47,754 fans from across the nation packed Guaranteed Rate Field (formally known as U.S. Cellular Field) on September 24, 2016, for the Magnificent Coloring Day Concert hosted and headlined by Chance the Rapper, rising hip hop star and Chicago native. The stellar lineup included Alicia Keys and John Legend with surprise appearances by Kanye West, Common and Hannibal Buress. The ballpark set an all time high for attendance at the new, one-day festival organized by Chance. Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune sums up the impact of the concert when he states, “Amid guns and hopelessness, this music and this festival were designed to counter. The diversity of the audience and the lineup—and the messages delivered from the stage—spoke loudly.” Jon Caramanica of the New York Times stated, “Magnificent Coloring Day was a musical festival—not in and of itself remarkable—but also an act of civic responsibility, pride and emotional investment.”