It seems as if the blessings keep falling for Chance The Rapper. Days after he bought out several movie theaters to give his fans free showings of the new Thurgood Marshall biopic Marshall, the Chicago native is now one of three music acts that will perform at former President Barack Obama’s inaugural Obama Foundation Summit to be held later this year.
Joined by pop legend Gloria Estefan and indie-folk band The National, Chance was selected to participate in the summit, which will be held October 31-November 1 in his hometown of Chicago. “As soon as I heard about the summit, I jumped at the opportunity,” the rapper said in a video announcement. “There’s a lot of great things going on in Chicago and I love the collaborative effort of being able to be at some of these talks and hear what people have going on and figuring out how I fit in.”
There was also mention of potential surprise acts that may make an appearance at the concert, but details were held close to the chest. “I’m excited to see Gloria Estefan and the National and—I can’t say right now—but all my friends that are coming. It’s gonna be fire.”
The Obama Foundation Summit will feature leaders from across the globe coming together to create solutions for common problems. To learn more about the summit, check out the announcement video below.