Chicago’s weekend festival of country music and barbecue is back on; Hollyy plays a streaming benefit; 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,
Sound check: SXSW puts the Austin party online; 312 Day with Beach Bunny; St. Patrick’s Day livestreams
St. Patrick’s Day livestreams feature Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Celtic Thunder and Bob Weir; SXSW goes virtual; 312 Day with Beach Bunny; and Alligator Records plays the blues.
Bluesman Corky Siegel has a star-packed livestream set for Saturday; Side Street Studio Arts celebrates eight years in Elgin.
L.A. is a hotspot for the music industry, and a few Chicago and suburban acts are getting a handhold there; Pollyanna Brewing Company hosts a livestream with the Joe Marcinek Band to benefit the fight against pediatric cancer; House of Blues offers college scholarships.
Jazz legend Lewis Contemporary jazz just got a little more modern. Grammy-winning Chicago icon Ramsey Lewis is
Superkick streaming With one foot stomping through post-punk rock and the other bopping away in
Hometown country Suburban country boy Andrew Salgado may have moved down to Nashville, but in
Chicago-area musicians have delivered a few nice holiday tunes to brighten up this season; Kevin Pollack’s new EP; Good Noise’s Finter Fest; and Buffalo Creek Brewing’s Alpine Fest.
Holidays with Humans Spend a relaxing Sunday break from the holiday bustle with musicians from
The Lawrence Arms and Riot Fest have adapted the annual three-night War on X-Mas to a single night of top-notch acts streaming straight to you; Joe Walsh’s VetsAid 2020; Umphrey’s McGee’s annual tradition; and Mike Maimone streams a holiday performance.
When live performances make up a bulk of your entertainment coverage and then a pandemic strikes, you learn to pivot.
Joe Pug online Singer-songwriter Joe Pug hits the internet with his Sunday night livestream performance,
Music-Box-At-Home presents the “Zappa” documentary for streaming rental; The Venue livestreams a benefit show; and UNICEF rolls out the stars for a benefit show.