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Spark 2021



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Spark is UIC’s very own music festival that takes place in the first few weeks of the Fall semester. Spark is free for UIC students. In 2010 as a back-to-school event, Spark in the Park was designed to bring local, national, little known, and well-known artists to campus. The music fest offers an eclectic mix of entertainment for UIC’s diverse campus community.

Join us for Spark 2021 on Saturday, October 2, 2021!

We are excited to announce that Lil Tecca and Flo Milli will be performing at this year’s Spark! Spark is UIC’s annual fall concert that is FREE for current UIC students. This year, the concert will take place at Credit Union 1 Arena on Saturday, October 2, 2021.


  • A FREE concert for UIC students to enjoy
  • Food! (available for purchase)
  • Headliner: Lil Tecca
  • Opener: Flo Milli

Supporting Acts:
Carmen Mena
UIC Radio DJ Battle winner: DJ Teddy Tease

Spark is a closed event for UIC students, staff and faculty. No outside guests allowed. No tickets for sale. UIC daily pass required for entry. Students might be asked to show their vaccination cards. No re-entry.

Gates open at 5:00 pm and close at 7:30 pm. No re-entry. Please take advantage of our pre-check to help speed up check-in.

Follow @UICCSI on social media to get any exciting updates #UICSpark2021

Additionally, free VIP Passes will be given to UIC Students who enter into contests found on our social media pages @UICCSI. Students MUST be following UIC CSI's Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter page to win a VIP Pass.

*Update Wednesday, September 29th* Due to rain in the forecast for Saturday, October 2nd, Spark will be moved inside to Credit Union 1 Arena located at 525 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60607. This was a difficult decision but our top priority is the safety of our students, staff, vendors and performers.

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