Jazz fans enjoy local and global jazz stars at the annual Chicago Jazz Festival. Held over Labor Day Weekend ... moreGrant Park / Millennium Park
Between South Michigan Avenue to Lake Michigan and East Roosevelt Road to East Randolph Street.
6920 Mannheim Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-3697
Food Festival / Street Fair
Chicagoans in need of fine Irish brew and some savory seafood head to the delicious and entertaining Oyster Festival every September. The 2015 Shock Top Oyster Festival features a slew of tents that house fresh seafood ... moreRoscoe Street and Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60618
4746 North Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Zac Brown Band is an American country/folk/jam band based in Atlanta, GA. Its members include Zac Brown (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, vocals), Coy Bowles ... moreWrigley Field
1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Arts Festival / Concert
Riot Fest is an annual three-day music festival and carnival that takes place every September at Humboldt Park in Chicago. Started in 2005, Riot Fest is a haven for punk and alternative rock music fans. With more than ... moreHumboldt Park
Chicago, IL 60622
Street Fair / Concert
Hailing from Brooklyn, Matt & Kim make indie dance music with anti-folk angst. Birthed from the remains of the ... moreGoose Island Fulton Street Brewery
1800 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Street Fair / Concert
North Marion Street & North Boulevard (Oak Park, IL) Oak Park, IL 60301
Chicago doesn’t just have a long tradition of music; it’s single-handedly responsible for creating the specific musical sub-genre’s of Chicago blues and jazz. And anyone who has ever seen the blues in the Windy City knows that it’s hallowed ground for legendary artists like Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, and Muddy Waters.
But the musical lineage doesn’t end with the blues. Chicago concerts have seen the likes of every kind of musician from rappers such as Kanye West and Common, to rockers like Pete Wentz and Cheap Trick, to old crooners like Nat King Cole and Sam Cooke.
The live music venues in the city are nearly as legendary as the players who have graced them with historical haunts Lincoln Hall, Aragon Ballroom, and the Chicago Theatre, which are now mixed in with more modern classics like Charter One Pavilion, House of Blues, The United Center, and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Ultimately though, there’s no better place to see concerts in Chicago than in the smaller, more intimate spots where cagey old blues legends still play their gigs or where up-and-coming artists practice for their moment in the spotlight.