Punk the Burbs 3: 5 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.) Friday, Sept. 20, and
Concert highlights 9/6-9/12: Kesha’s first time at Ravinia; Rock Fight Battle of the Bands at BrauerHouse
Glen Hansard’s “This Wild Willing Tour”: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Chicago Theatre,
Concerts: Uke phenom Jake Shimabukuro plays The Venue; 350 Fest; Punch Cabbie at Bottom Lounge; and more
56 Music Fix: Performances start at 2 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.
Concert highlights 7/26-8/1: Emo on the rise with Feels Fest 2019 at Wire; Lord Huron at Chicago Theatre
Dave Eno: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at FoxFire, 17 W. State St., Geneva. Free.
Concert highlights 7/19-7/25: Joe Martin does Kanye; Imperial Sound’s free show at Hey Nonny; Bury Me in Lights at Subterranean
Pitchfork Music Festival: Noon Friday through Sunday, July 19-21, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph
Juice, Stephen Day: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago.
Concert highlights 7/5-7/11: Victor Wainwright plays Buddy Guy’s; Space Camp; Ivy Ford; Summer Jam Showcase; and much more
Space Camp Festival: 3 p.m. Friday, July 5, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle.
Year round, music fans shell out big bucks to catch their favorite acts. Come summer,
Concert highlights 6/28-7/3: D Liva, Lunchroom Rejects at Bourbon on Division; Werewolves at Hour 30; VP Punk Night and more
Outlaw Music Fest with Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Dawes, Old Crow Medicine
Concert highlights 6/21-6/27: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan play LakeShake; Tony Bennett at Ravinia; Capital Soiree at Sub-T and more
Country LakeShake Festival featuring Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Cassadee Pope, Midland,
Concert highlights 6/14-6/20: The Ataris, Parker at Bottom Lounge; Local H at Durty Nellie’s; and more
Buddy Guy, Shemekia Copeland and the North Mississippi Allstars: 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at
Concert highlights 6/7-6/13: Bury Me in Lights EP release, Josh Groban at Ravinia, Todd Kessler’s showcase and more
A.M.B. Fest: 5 p.m. Friday, June 7; and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 8
Grab the LED shoes, clear fanny packs and body glitter — festival season has officially hit. And the Spring Awakening Music Festival will draw thousands of EDM fans Friday through Sunday, June 7-9, to its new location in Hoffman Estates to catch more than 60 DJs.
Concert highlights 5/24-5/30: The Belvederes’ album release, Ryan Herrick, Shallow Side, James Kahil and more
Secrets, Awaken I Am: 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road,
Concert highlights 5/17-5/23: Garbage at the Riv, Jefferson Starship, The Queers, VP Punk Night XXV and more
Jon Walker & Mark Rose with Larry Anthony, Kevin Prchal: 6 p.m. Friday, May 17,
Take Me Home – The Music of John Denver: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at
Concert highlights 5/3-5/9: Adelita’s Way at RocHaus, Jake Miller at Chop Shop, Dennis DeYoung in Rosemont
The Sane Abandoned: 6 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Grandpa’s Place, 1868 Prairie St., Glenview.
Concert highlights 4/26-5/2: Caitlin Edwards, Mungion, The Original Misfits, Adam Linder, She Rides Tigers, AM Taxi, Rise Against and more
Bourbon House, The Russells, Reflex Machine, Left of Nowhere: 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at
Concert highlights 4/19 – 4/25: EELS headlines Thalia Hall, Gazebo Effect at Schubas, Nick Moss Band at Hey Nonny
Solo Night with Dianne Christine, Zack Baumgartner, Lara Bell and Will Orlyk: 7 p.m. Friday,
Concert highlights 4/12-4/18: Silverside joins Local H; Head Honchos with Ronnie Baker Brooks; International Pop Overthrow schedule
I Heart Halal festival featuring Lupe Fiasco, Brother Ali, Neelam Hakeem and more: 11 a.m.