Unfortunately, Common and Donda House’s AAHH! Fest will be taking the year off. Festival spokesperson Micaeh Johnson recently spoke to the Tribune and announced that the festival will not be taking place in Union Park this year due to a ‘demanding year,’ but will be returning in September 2016.
The West Side festival, which featured comedian Dave Chappelle and Chicago natives Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Jennifer Hudson last year, will return in September 2016, fest spokeswoman Micaeh Johnson said in an email to the Tribune. Auditions slated to be held this month were canceled.
“Keeping with our commitment to excellence and the significant undertaking of this event, combined with the incredible and very demanding year we have had, the next festival will be held in September 2016,” Johnson wrote. She did not respond to follow-up questions.
I’ll admit, I’m a little sad that the festival won’t be happening this year, but hey — great things take time. See you in 2016, AAHH! Fest.Ty Howard 0