• Zack Zagula

LOUIS  THE CHILD - FRIENDSGIVING - ARAGON BALLROOM CHICAGO


The EDM duo from Chicago that calls themselves Louis the Child consists of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett. Robert David Hauldren was born on September 7, 1996, and grew up in Northfield, IL. Before Robby decided to jump headfirst into his professional music career he attended one academic year at the University of Southern California. Frederic Judson Kennett was born on October 19, 1997. Early in Freddy’s career, while he was still in high school, he produced music under the alias Fatboy. Both Robby (class of ‘15) and Freddy (class of ‘16) were students at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL. and met each other at a Madeon concert. Louis the Child started performing at small venues throughout the Chicagoland area in 2013. Later in their careers, they would open for artists such as Madeon and The Chainsmokers and to this day have performed at major music festivals such as Coachella, Electric Forest Festival, Electric Zoo New York, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, and Moonrise.

In 2017, the musical duo set out on their Last To Leave Tour. I had the pleasure of seeing Louis the Child Live in Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom. The Aragon Ballroom is a historical music venue in north Chicago. The ballroom itself has an old school facade covered in extravagant paintings. The concert was held on November 24th and this particular show was called Louis the Child’s Friendsgiving. The acts included Win and Woo, Party Pupils, Joey Purp, and the headliner Louis the Child. All the musicians partnered up with and donated ticket sales to the Greater Chicago Food Dispensary for a food drive and with SocialWorks, a foundation that supports Arts in Literature programs in Chicago Public schools, founded by Chance the Rapper.