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Red Jacket Optional

Chicago's Most Inspirational Gala

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Red Jacket Optional

The most inspirational concert of the year.

Red Jacket Optional is Uniting Voices Chicago’s largest single fundraiser of the year, driving more than 40 percent of the organization’s annual operating budget. This unparalleled experience allows attendees to make a profound impact on the future of Chicago’s youth while enjoying an evening of show-stopping performances unlike any other in the city.

Join us on October 22, 2022 at the Geraghty for Red Jacket Optional 2022!

Red Jacket Optional 2021 by the Numbers

Red Jacket Optional celebrated 65 years of uniting voices

Through our programs, we have empowered young people the world over to embrace their potential, express themselves boldly and to strive for excellence—on stage and off. Over the course of more than six decades, we have inspired and changed more than 50,000 lives and laid the foundation for a harmonious world.

And we're just getting started.

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