Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park. Homegrown celebrates local artists. Brian McKnight and Ruben Studdard hit Ravinia and Bitter Jester preps for week two of its summer series.
Post-grunge/nu metal rockers Puddle of Mudd head the lineup at Afterlife Music Hall; the Bitter Jester summer concert/contest series returns; Underbelly Hours host a local showcase; and Tina Jenkins Crawley inspires at Gospelfest.
Sound check: Backyard Tire Fire returns to Aurora; Foghat at the Arcada; Geekd, The Shades and JORDY’s tour
Americana rock band Backyard Tire Fire plays The Venue’s outdoor stage, Mundy Park; Christian Moreno headlines the first night of the Separate Waves II art/music showcase; and Foghat takes the Arcada Stage.
Heavy metal rockers celebrate the birthday of the late Ronnie James Dio; country and folk artists play Chill Nation in Buffalo Grove; Everclear heads up Summerland Tour; Tony Ocean plays the suburbs; and catch new music from Everyday Fantastic.
Deerfield musician Todd Kessler presents his final showcase (for now) at Hey Nonny; Long Play Music Festival brings hits to Loves Park; Buffalo Grove Brewing hosts a patriotic concert in Long Grove.
Des Plaines-born Wolf Rd puts its pop-punk on stage; music on the menu at Long Grove Strawberry Fest; Reece Brunke’s livestreaming benefit; and Side Street gets behind the cameras.
The Arcada Theatre’s new summer lineup, House Music Saved My Life’s 10th anniversary, Underbelly Hours’ local showcase, and three ways you can help podcasters and musicians.
Bluegrass star Billy Strings plays Schaumburg’s Wintrust Field, Fletcher Rockwell heads to BrauerHouse and Norah Jones livestreams her latest album.
Elgin hip-hop artist Andrew Moore hosts a listening party/dinner; Dave Grohl features Tom Morello and his mom; Jeff Tweedy plays a drive-in show; Bitter Jester and Punk the Burbs are looking for submissions.
The “Rockin’ in the Park” summer concert series at Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park kicks off this weekend; Homegrown Arts & Music Festival’s battle of the bands is Friday at BaseCamp; fest updates and more.
Chicago’s Local H and The Mummies reunion tour warm up the Live from the Lot stage in Schaumburg; Underbelly Hours hosts local showcase in Wheaton; “Situation Chicago 2” benefit compilation released Friday.
Jukebox the Ghost plays through its second album; families are invited to enjoy music with Little Jams; Bach Week Festival hits devices; and some major tours are coming back to the area.
Chicago’s weekend festival of country music and barbecue is back on; RocHaus fires up the stage lights for a show this weekend; and more.
The Venue in Aurora hosts Andrea Dawn and Emily Tipping livestreams; Arcada’s return; Tony Ocean at Chicago Prime; Beach Bunny plays Fallon and more.
Warp Corps holds its second annual outdoor music festival in Woodstock’s Town Square, and Samantha Fish plays the blues at Piazza.
Tickets are on sale for 101-WKQX’s PIQNIQ; new ARC Fest appears on the horizon; Side Street opens up its battle of the bands.
The stars are coming out for Backline’s “Set Break” benefit show for mental health awareness; also Whitney, Ike Reilly, a Nichols Concert Hall chamber series streaming this week.
Music is back on stage at Hey Nonny and on screen at The Venue; plus not-to-miss livestreams this next week.
The Chicago area’s Plain White T’s play an acoustic-duo show in Waukegan; the Lumineers’ concert footage gets a limited theatrical release; Ramsey Lewis’ most-requested songs; and more.
Hey Nonny’s lineup Signs are popping up that spring is creeping in to the area,