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Thursday, April 25, 2024  ·  8:00 PM CDT

Old Town School and Chicago Humanities present

Kara Jackson

with special guest Verdnt

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

Kara Jackson is an award-winning poet, singer-songwriter, and producer from Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago). She is the 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate, and Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago (2018). Kara released her debut album Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love? in April 2023. Kara is also the author of the poetry book Bloodstone Cowboy. Kara's music and writing are inspired by the American South and her experiences growing up in Chicago. Kara's album has garnered support from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, CRACK Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Needle Drop, Pigeons & Planes and more.



As a recording artist and producer, Verdnt always delivers an eclectic blend of genres and styles. Hailing from Oak park Illinois, he has mostly stayed reclusive, releasing songs here and there under his birthname. Around 2016,after adopting his new moniker, Verdnt has emerged from his cave and now strives to take over Midwest with his sound, if not the world.From composing jingles and singing songs of anguish and heartbreak, to rapping obscenties, to ambient production, Verdnt strives to keep audiences on their toes. Be it messy, smelly, or sweet and neat, Verdnt's music will always bring one thing to the listener's ears: heat.