Today, Chance The Rapper is serving as the grand marshal of Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic, the largest African American parade in the country. His nonprofit SocialWorks is giving away 30,000 “stuffed” backpacks to children during the parade, and Chance himself is handing out free tickets to a newly announced show he’s performing in Chicago tonight. On Twitter, he asked Chicago public school teachers attending the parade to wear red, and in an interview with ABC 7 Chicago, he explained, “I’m handing out free tickets all day long. I wanted to make sure I can identify all those teachers that support our youth and build our children up, all those fathers that are out here with their families, the cornerstones of their houses, bringing their families out — I wanted to make sure I can identify y’all so my people can get you some free tickets.” Watch below.
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) August 12, 2017
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) August 12, 2017