Don Cornelius, the founder and host of the former nationally syndicated show was the honored guest. He is a Chicago native and started the show in Chicago.
Watch some Soul Train videos to get you in the groove for what the concert was like http://soultrain.com/videos/. We listened to the classic sounds of legendary R & B soul artists like Jerry Butler, the Chi-Lites, The Impressions and the Emotions. The “Vino con Vista” concert started at 6:30 at the Pritzker Pavillion. Many loyal Soul Train fans waited in line for hours to get a seat in front of the stage. Others sat in their lawn chairs eating snacks and drinking wine as they gazed at the gorgeous Chicago Skyline.
The festivities started with a pre-concert Dance Party at Cloud Gate on Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade from 4-5:30 p.m hosted by Herb Kent. The “King of the Dusties” was spinning hit records from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Admission to both the concert and the dance party were FREE. The dancers could see their reflection in the “Bean”.
On Sunday, Don Cornelius was available for questions following the screening of “Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America” at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The Soul Train Photo Exhibition, which includes more than 55 rare photographs from the show’s stage, has been extended through Oct. 2. Mr. Cornelius was awarded an Honorary Street Sign at the Corner of Halsted and Madison.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com