Join us Rebuild Foundation, in partnership with the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, for a discussion exploring the beginnings of house music and its move from private to public space with Neil Stevenson, Lori Branch, Craig Loftis, and Robert Williams.

Frankie Knuckles is known around the goble as an architect of house music. In creating musical experiences, Knuckles felt it important to compliment music with an atmosphere conducive to inspiring people. Through movement and placemaking, Knuckles created spaces of freedom and joy, whether it was The Warehouse, The Power Plant, or the still ever present annual Chicago sets at some of the city’s largest venues. These dance spaces allowed people to leave their troubles behind.

Moderated by Neil Stevenson, former Editor of Mix Mag & the Face magazine with panelists Robert Williams, former owner of The Warehouse and The Music Box; Craig Loftis, DJ and former sound engineer & interior design consultant for The Power Plant; and Lori Branch, renowned house music DJ.