Moments were submitted and voted on by the public here at ChiMusic35.com. The process was guided by the #ChiMusic35 Challenge Committee and seeded by DJs, performers, producers, and journalists from across the Chicago music landscape who shaped the Challenge as Ambassadors, highlighting the Chicago music moments that mean the world to them.
To be considered for inclusion, moments were times when a person or people from Chicago influenced ears and minds the world over with a music-related activity. Public voting was open 5/18 - 6/19, 2020, and was non-binding but was a primary input for determining the 35 moments. Moments associated with marginalized communities were given positive weight.