On May 19, while international world leaders will be preparing for the NATO summit at McCormick Place, the University of Chicago campus will be welcoming Ludacris, Cults, and Neon Indian for the 2012 Summer Breeze Music Festival.
Rapper Ludacris is best known for his hits like "Stand Up", "Money Maker", and "How Low" as well as being a featured performer on number-one songs like Usher's "Yeah!" and Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart". With a career that spans over 10 years, Ludacris is sure to provide a set list that ranges from middle-school favorites to recent radio hits.
Although they are still fairly new to the music industry, Brian and Madeline of Cults have received much acclaim from Pitchfork and other critics. An indie pop band based in Manhattan, Cults has racked up listens on their songs "Abducted", "Go Outside", and "You Know What I Mean".
Chillwave fans will enjoy Neon Indian, who like Cults, has been praised by Pitchfork in addition to Rolling Stone. Led by Alan Palomo, Neon Indian has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and various festivals including Chicago's own Pitchfork Music Festival, SXSW, and Bonnaroo. Some of Neon Indian's most popular songs are "Deadbeat Summer", "Polish Girl", and "Terminally Chill".