Frankie Fest launches at ADE 2019 in support of the Frankie Knuckles Foundation
As the inarguable godfather of house music, Knuckles had an indelible influence on his residency of the ’80s Chicago Warehouse club and the shaping of the dance music space for generations to come. Although he passed away in 2014, his legacy continues to live on as the music community brings together efforts to preserve and spread his messages through documentaries, mural reinstallation, and now, Frankie Fest.
The Frankie Knuckles Foundation is a non-profit and cultural organization dedicated to supporting music in schools, LGBTQ youth homelessness, AIDS research and prevention, and diabetes research and education. Frankie Fest is founded by Knuckles’ living partners Eric Kupper and Kenny Summit as a way to celebrate the house legend’s lasting influence. The launch party will feature performances from both artists, as well as Francois K, Mousse T and DJ Sneak. Participants can dance the night away to the music while supporting and fundraising for The Frankie Knuckles Foundation.
ADE 2019 will take place Oct. 16-20. Frankie Fest arrives at ADE on from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the W Amsterdam. Learn more information below.
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