Music, arts and cultural programs presented by the city of Chicago are threatened by severe budget cuts. We can't let this happen! Sign the petition to save these programs.
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Our city is known around the world for its free music programming that not only brings enjoyment to hundreds of thousands of fans and adds to the richness of our civic culture, but also generates jobs and income for local businesses.
If you value programs like Blues Fest, Jazz Fest, the World Music Festival, SummerDance and Millennium Park concerts including Music Without Borders, Downtown Sound and much more, please do your part. City budget hearings are underway, and you can make a difference. If you do nothing, these programs could be cut back sharply. SIGN THE PETITION NOW, THEN PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS.
I am deeply concerned about funding cuts to city music and cultural programming. I enjoy the free festivals, series and concerts presented by the city. These concerts showcase Chicago music to the world, and bring a world of music to Chicago audiences. They also create jobs and bring money into the local economy. I strongly urge you to fight for a city budget that does not reduce funding for city music, arts and cultural programming, or in any way cut back the number of events or festival days presented in the coming year.