Anna DeShawn believes we have a mandate to give back to those who give to us. Six years ago Anna, Founder/CEO of E3 Radio, decided to live into that by celebrating her 30th birthday by launching an annual benefit to support her favorite nonprofits. Over the years E3 Radio has donated over $6,500 to various organizations in the Chicagoland area.

The Purple Tie Affair: Concert & Silent Auction is special because we intentionally give back to the small organizations who make big impacts. We showcase musical artists, drag performers and one of kind silent auction items.

This year we are pleased to announce that the proceeds will go to The Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus.

More about The Black Chicago Gay Men’s Caucus

The Caucus is a grassroots organization led by Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men, whose vision is a world where our community experiences complete physical, mental and social well-being. This includes eliminating HIV within our community, which we define as preventing all new HIV infections and ensuring every man in our community living with HIV achieves a sustained undetectable status.

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When you arrive at the Purple Tie be ready to purchase some amazing pieces of art, buy some raffle tickets, and enjoy great entertainment.

This year our exclusive VIP hour will feature one-of-a-kind hip hop cellist Yanno Cello. VIP will also have delicious hors d’oeuvres and thank you bags.

Everyone (over 21) are welcome and Sidetrack is wheelchair accessible!

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