The city of Chicago show their appreciation to Chaka Khan as they name a street and day after the legendary singer.
On Saturday, July 27, Chaka Khan Way was named in the singer’s hometown of Chicago. A ceremony was held on S. Blackstone Avenue to unveil the new Chaka Khan Way with her family and supporters from the Chicago area. Chicago also deemed July 28 as “Chaka Khan Day” for the ten-time Grammy Award winner. This caused for a weekend of celebration, which included a free outdoor concert in Millennium Park. Chaka Khan declares that this is the biggest honor she has ever received.
“The people of Chicago have always loved me and have supported me throughout my career,” says the singer appreciatively. “To have a street named after you in the third largest city in the country is a big deal. To think that people will say ‘make a right or left turn on Chaka Khan Way’ is mind blowing.”
Chaka Khan Way is located on the west side of Kenwood Academy and is where Chaka Khan attended high school. During the free concert at Millennium Park the kids from Kenwood Academy got to participate as nearly 20,000 people attended the event as well. Chaka Khan got a chance to perform her greatest hits for the city including “Tell Me Something Good,” “Through the Fire” and “I’m Every Woman.”