Spotify Hits Up Windy City for 'RapCaviar Live' Concert Series With Lil Uzi Vert
Aragon Ballroom show also includes Playboi Carti and DJ Drama.
Following a sold-out show in Toronto, Spotify has announced the RapCaviar Live lineup for the third installment of the concert series, this time in Chicago on Oct. 20 at the Aragon Ballroom. The upcoming Chicago show will feature Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti and DJ Drama, along with surprise guests.
Tickets for the anticipated show are now onsale and are available here.
"RapCaviar Live is the real-life incarnation of RapCaviar," Tuma Basa, Spotify's global head of hip-hop, tells Billboard. "It's so dope to combine our dopeness with Chicago's dopeness."
Similar shows for RapCaviar -- a popular Spotify playlist focused on culture, music and lifestyle that highlights the hottest in hip-hop -- will be announced for Houston, New York and Los Angeles at a later date.
The concert series is produced in partnership with Live Nation Urban President Shawn Gee.
"One of the goals we have with Live Nation Urban is to create new and innovative live performance platforms for hip-hop, R&B and gospel artists," Gee tells Billboard. "We want to redefine the narrative of the live urban experience and increase the overall number of performance opportunities that exist in the space.
"What Tuma, Brittany and the entire Spotify team has done in establishing RapCaviar as a tentpole brand in hip-hop culture has been amazing. Growing the RapCaviar brand into a live experience has been exciting for us and we hope to continue to strategically build and scale the RapCaviar Live brand and continue to deliver high-quality, well-produced events to the fans."
Already announced: a Sept. 28 show at Rebel in Toronto, with the same headliners and hometown favorite Baka Not Nice.
Past RapCaviar Live shows have included Gucci Mane, <a href="/artist/5747924/mike-will-made-it/chart">Mike WiLL Made-It</a> and 6lack.