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Shannon Brown Wood-Star Music Festival f/ Live Performances by ESTELLE, MONICA, ROBIN THICKE & More

Last week, I sat down to talk to Chicago’s own Shannon Brown about life and the upcoming Wood-Star Music Festival.

For those of you who don’t know Shannon attended my Alma Mater Proviso East.  Even though Shannon has made it to the big leagues (NBA Phoenix Suns) he still finds the time to give back! The Wood-Star Festival promises to be an annual event unlike anything Chicago has ever seen, A 3 day star-studded festival full of music, basketball and more!

Shannon will be bringing the following friends with him to the festival:

Dawn Richards

Of course his lovely wife Monica!


And Robin Thicke!

And if those artists are not your flavor, Shannon has something for my Old School peeps…

Kangols & Eight Ball Jackets Old School Hip Hop Block Party

Sunday – August 19, 2012

  • Doug E Fresh
  • Slick Rick
  • Rakim
  • MC Lyte

Finally, a weekend where our youth can get off the streets and come out and spend time with a true celebrity who knows what it’s like out here in the streets!

Check out the schedule below, you can purchase your tickets here

Friday – August 17, 2012

 Shannon Brown Foundation Dinner sponsored by Hennessy VS

Featuring a performance by Luke James

Invite Only

 Welcome to Wood-Star Party

Location TBA

Doors open at 2 p.m.

 Saturday – August 18, 2012

 Basketball Clinic

UIC Recreation Center 737 Halsted, Chicago, IL 60608

Free for kids grades 7-11

Space is limited. Application is required for admittance.

Soul in the City-R&B Concert

Featuring: Dawn Richard, Estelle, Monica and Robin Thicke

Union Park Chicago

Doors open at 2 p.m.

 Sunday – August 19, 2012

 Shannon & Friends Celebrity Basketball Game

UIC Flames Athletic Center

839 W. Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60608

Doors open at 12 p.m.

Kangols & Eight Ball Jackets-Old Skool Hip Hop Concert

Featuring: Mc Lyte, Rakim, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh

Union Park Chicago

Doors open at 2 p.m.

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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