A few months ago, in March, the Chicago-based Godfather of House tragically passed away. I’m talking of course about Frankie Knuckles. Shortly after, the city of Chicago organized an event to pay homage to the pioneer. The free event took place today, June 3, at the Chase Central Promenade in Millennium Park. The event started out with opening words from Robert Williams and Alan King in remembrance of Frankie, and then moved onto DJs Craig LoftisGreg Gray, and Elbert Phillips.

Photo credit: Tony Martin

Photo credit: Tony Martin

“In the Beginning There Was Jack”: In Memoriam Frankie Knuckles