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2021 TIP Fest Winners Featured in photo:  Walt the King (on left), Joryin (next to Walt the King), and D'zaire (on right).

2021 TIP Fest Winners
1st place – Joryin
2nd place – Walt the King
3rd place – D’zaire

Congratulations to the winners, and all the performers. 


T.I.P. Fest | Saturday, October 2nd | Union Park (1501 W. Randolph St.) | 2pm-6pm
** FREE **

T.I.P. (Teens in the Park) Fest is the largest platform for Chicago’s young artists to showcase their talent, connect to resources and celebrate one another's talents. 

On stage, audiences will see two headliners and 10 Chicago performers.  The ten performers were selected at two audition events that took place in the parks this summer.  To audition, artists had to be between the ages of 14-24 and live in Chicago.  The top three T.I.P. Fest winners will receive the following prizes:  1st place $500 |  2nd place $250  |  3rd place $150.  Professionals in the music industry will judge the performances. 

2021 Lineup

Headliners:  Brittney Carter with Direct Support from Mother Nature


  • Walt The King 
  • Kasual Ownly
  • Sam the Sentient
  • Nailah 
  • Huey Shaku
  • The Vintage Vigneron
  • D'Zaire 
  • Major Purpose 
  • Rarity
  • Joryin



  • Columbia College
  • Chicago Park District Beaches & Pools Division
  • Chicago Park District Community Sports Division
    Featuring BMX activities & a Graffiti Wall
  • Chicago Park District Inferno Mobile Sound & Media Arts Program
  • Chicago Park District Marketing Department
  • Chicago Park District Wellness Division
    Featuring yoga activities and health & wellness info.
  • Economic Awareness Council
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Luries Hospital Adolescent Outreach
  • Mental Health Meets Hip Hop
  • Meridian Health
  • Music Forward
  • Robinson's No. 1 Ribs
    Selling food & drinks
  • TruStar
  • Urban Gateways
  • Young Chicago Authors 


In accordance with Be Safe Chicago Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Activities, participants in this activity will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Patrons who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and join us for an event when symptoms subside.

Join us at T.I.P. Fest 2021 and spread the word!  


Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the John Walt Foundation. TIP Fest is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series and made possible by the Chicago Park District and facilitated by the John Walt Foundation.


Event Co-Hosted by:   John Walt Foundation



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