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U.S. Cellular Field To Host Rare Music Festival Featuring Local Favorite Chance The Rapper

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 26 / 16

U.S. Cellular Field this fall will "host its first concert in 13 years," as Chance the Rapper will headline the Magnificent Coloring Day festival on Sept. 24, according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The event, which also will include Lil' Wayne, Alicia Keys and John Legend, among other...

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07/06/16
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07/05/16
Fort Bragg MLB Game A Success

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07/05/16
U.S. Swim Trials Set Attendance Mark

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