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Chicago Area Concert Guide

Chicago Area

Chicago concert listings on JamBase will guide you to the best-priced tickets for the hottest events in town.

The Wind City is a Midwestern hub that regularly welcomes the top touring acts from around the globe to perform at one of its world-class concert venues.

Chicago’s music scene has fostered a rich and storied history. The city is home to Chicago blues legends like Buddy Guy, alt-country stalwarts Wilco, jam rockers Umphrey’s McGee, alternative darlings The Smashing Pumpkins, pop superstar Jennifer Hudson, post-rock originators Tortoise and many others. Dancing to house and techno music is often what comes to mind when people think of Chicago’s music history. Others have fond memories of punk and hardcore bands that developed tight-knit communities within the city. The music of Chicago is also deeply rooted in hip-hop having produced such icons as Common, Twista, Chance the Rapper, Lupe Fiasco, Vic Mensa, Da Brat and more.

The music scene in Chicago is supported by some of the best-known concert venues in the country. For decades, fabulous theaters and halls like the Aragon Ballroom, its neighbor the Riviera Theatre, the historic Chicago Theatre, the gorgeous Auditorium Theatre, the cozy Vic Theatre and scores of others have welcomed artists from around the world. Chicago concerts frequently happen at one of the city’s many clubs such as Park West, Lincoln Hall, Metro, House Of Blues, Old Town School of Folk Music, Thalia Hall, The Hideout, The Cubby Bear, Schubas and Kingston Mines.

Outdoor concerts in Chicago can be taken in downtown at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, at the Skyline Stage at Navy Pier and at one of Chicago’s many outdoor street fests. Grant Park also hosts Lollapalooza each summer, as well as the Chicago Blues Festival, Taste Of Chicago and other events featuring live music.

Upcoming Chicago concerts happening soon include Metallica, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Twenty One Pilots, Green Day, and many more.

Explore JamBase’s Chicago music festival guide and grab tickets to Lollapalooza, Sueños, North Coast Music Festival, and other area fests.

Soldier Field, where the Chicago Bears play NFL games, has been the site of many memorable concerts, including the Grateful Dead’s final shows and the band’s 50th-anniversary concerts in 2015. The Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer also plays at Soldier Field, though the team used to play in Bridgeview at SeatGeek Stadium which has hosted its fair share of concerts over the years. United Center, where the Chicago Bulls play NBA games, is also a frequent host of big-time touring acts.

On the North Side sits Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs have played Major League Baseball (MLB) games for more than a century and has also gotten into the concert hosting business of late. The Chicago White Sox play their MLB games on the South Side at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Chicago is home to several outstanding and storied hotels. Get an amazing view of Lake Michigan from a room at The Drake, experience the historic embellishments at the Palmer House or get a taste of modern Europe at Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile.

Comedy fans can find endless laughs at improv comedy institutions Second City and Improv Olympics. You don’t have to be a scientist to have a fun and informative time at the Field Museum and Museum Of Science And Industry.

Some of the world’s best-known works of art are guarded by the famed lions outside the Art Institute Of Chicago. Go up the Willis Tower for a view all the way to Michigan, get insulted by the staff at Ed Debevic’s or yelled at while getting a Chicago-style hot dog at the Wiener’s Circle. Take a boat ride down the Chicago River and try deep pizza at one of the city’s many fine purveyors of pie.

Chicago is a city of broad shoulders with a broad spectrum of entertainment available no matter what your interest. Take a look at JamBase’s Chicago concert schedule and get tickets to see live music in the Windy City!