Chicago hip-hop artist/activist Vic Mensa has dropped a seven-track EP which includes collaborations with BJ the Chicago Kid, Peter CottonTale, SAINt JHN, Eryn Allen Kane and Snoh Aalegra, among others.
On Monday, Mensa announced a COVID-friendly drive-in live performance scheduled to take place Sept. 5 at the Lakeshore Drive-In, (the Adler Planetarium’s parking lot, 1362 S. Linn White Dr.), marking his first live performance in nearly a year. Show time is 7 p.m.
A limited number of tickets, $25-$230 per car (up to four persons), are available via Universe. There is a maximum of 6 persons per car; additional ticket purchase will be required. No outside food or drink, pets permitted. Attendees under age 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The all-ages event will adhere to social distancing guidelines by requiring concertgoers to park their vehicles one full space apart. All attendees must wear a mask or facial covering when outside any vehicle. Masks will also be available for purchase at the event.
“In a time when the people are hurting, we need healing,” said Mensa in a statement. “Music is medicine, and the sickness is real. I’m excited to be able to play my part.”
Mensa’s mixtape named “V TAPE,” touches on his battles with depression and details his personal maturation. Mensa also dropped the project’s first video ”MACHIAVELLI.”
Earlier this month, the South Side-born musician performed as a part of Lollapalooza’s live stream.