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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. 

Teen Singers, Rappers, Dancers, Performers, and Poets, ages 14 - 24 are welcome to audition to perform at TIP Fest 2022 which will be held October 1st at Maggie Daley Park!  Be a part of this year’s fest – individuals or groups are welcome to audition.  In order to audition, performers must register in advance.  To register, click on the Apply Now button below. 

The 2022 TIP Fest is being reimagined this year to bring more teens to the park. Whether you're an artist auditioning to be a TIP Fest finalist or just a supporter of awesome talent - we have something for you!  This year, audience members will decide who advances to the TIP Fest Finals on October 1st. Audience members can attend each audition and cast their votes for their favorite artists. Additionally, contestants will be able to vote for their top 3 performers - just not for themselves. The more youth votes the better, so tell your friends and come out to support other local artists in their pursuit to be a 2022 TIP Fest Finalist.  Join us to support the amazingly talented young artist in our city for a great day. Enjoy food and local vendors selling art and handmade items. Save the audition dates and we'll see you there!


First Audition
Saturday, June 25th
10am - 2pm
Columbus Park, 500 S. Central 
Chicago IL, 60644

Final Audition
Saturday, July 9th
10am - 2pm
Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G
Chicago IL, 60617



Audition applications received after June 20th will be scheduled to audition at Calumet Park on July 9th.

The five teens chosen from each audition will move on to compete at TIP Fest on Oct.1st for the following prizes:
1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $150

Not Auditioning? No problem.
This year, audience members will decide who advances to the finals stage so COME OUT AND CAST YOUR VOTES FOR YOUR FAVORITE ACTS!

Apply to Audition Now.  Spread the Word!


2021 TIP Fest Winners

1st place – Joryin | 2nd place – Walt the King |  3rd place – D’zaire

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



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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