CHICAGO — Over 100 musicians, actors, artists and other celebrities with connections to Chicago and Illinois came together to perform a star-studded version of “Sweet Home Chicago” to raise money for artists struggling in the wake of closures during the coronavirus pandemic.
The music video put together by a Chicago-based production company raises money for the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund.
It features dozens of participants, including Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Kurt Elling, Jim Belushi, Keegan-Michael Key, Jessie Mueller, Jeff Perry, Ramsey Lewis, Rachel Barton Pine, André de Shields, Joe Mategna, Twista, Rhymefest, The Joffrey, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, E Faye Butler, Felicia Fields, Heidi Kettenring and more.
How many faces do you recognize? The complete list of performers is below.
The full list of artists in the video includes (in alphabetical order): Edson Barbosa, Bril Barrett, Rachel Barton Pine, Rick Bayless, Jim Belushi, Melanie Brezill, Time Brickey, Tristan Bruns, E. Faye Butler, Dara Cameron, Matt Cashdollar, Thomas Cavender, David Chiriboga, Shantel Cribbs, André De Shields, Sandra Delgado, Star Dixon, Michael A. Downs, Kurt Elling, Annie Ermel, Aubriel Fields, Felicia P. Fields, Annie Jo Fischer, Joshua Funk, Cindy Gold, Lecy Goranson, Monique Haley, Brad Hall, Charlie Hall, Henry Hall, Anne Harris, Bernard Johnson, Mark Kelly, Heidi Kettenring, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert, Ramsey Lewis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nikki Lynette, Courtney Mack, Mallory Maedke, Ezra Mahler, Michael Mahler, Joe Mantegna, Megon McDonough, Dan McGuinness, Anthony Mosely, Jessie Mueller, Jesse Nolan, Jeff Perry, Jim Peterik, Jessica Redish, Rhymefest, Maisie Rose, Alan Ruck, Larkin Ruck, Julia Rust, Amaris Sanchez, Martin Saunders, Colten Settle, KJ Sheldon, Christine Sherill, Raymond Smith, Paul Oakley Stovall, John Toney, Cyrus Tong, Jessica Tong, Twista, Trey Vavra, Sam Wagster, Michael Weber, George Wendt, Jayden Wilson, Bobbi Wilsyn, Ellen Winters, Elise Wolf and Jeff Wolfe