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The Chicagoland Music Festival was annual spectacle that took place every August at Soldiers Field in Chicago. The festival was sponsored by the Chicago Tribune. The first Chicagoland Music Festival was in 1930, while the last Chicagoland Music Festival was in 1956. The music festival featured internationally renowned talent such as Louis Armstrong as well as local talent such as dance troupes, choirs that sang classical music, as well as marching bands. Many of these groups were composed of children who competed for the honor of being announced in the Chicago Tribune as the winners of their respective competitions.