Chicago rapper Kanye West is coming back to town next week, and he’s bringing his new album with him. Sort of.
Punk cowboys The Waco Brothers play outdoors at The Venue; 56 Music Fix returns to Mount Prospect; and Vince Neil headlines next week’s VetFest 2021 in Oswego. Plus, 10 shows not to miss.
Mount Prospect’s 56 Music Fix returns this weekend with a three-day celebration of local music and art.
With a new Kings of Leon album, why is bassist Jared Followill excited to play the oldies on Chicago tour stop?
When Kings of Leon heads to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre next week, bassist Jared Followill said in addition to playing new songs from their recent release “When You See Yourself,” he’ll be reveling in the love for their breakout hits as well. “That’s when I feel the most confident on stage.”
A studio recording of “Long Way Home,” a theatrical production by the Q Brothers Collective, becomes available for streaming, and Marina City kicks off one of Wrigley’s hottest concerts of the summer, featuring Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer.
“I felt like I needed to release them out into the world to get it off my chest or feel better.” Savanna Dickhut tackles more personal songwriting for Burr Oak’s debut album.
Violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling packs “color and depth and vibrance” into her “Artemis” tour stop in Chicago next Tuesday.
Mackey’s Hideout hosts two Concerts By the Creek, Mike Maimone swings back home for a series of shows, West Town’s Dancing in the Streets fest, Bitter Jester, Ravinia, Slaughter and a night outside the Raue with Corky Siegel and Ernie Watts.
Homegrown’s Aaron Williams had to pivot online when the pandemic threatened to shut down the annual local music celebration last summer. This weekend, the fest returns in person to Lisle with favorite alums and plenty of new music.
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.
Following a layoff in 2020 amidst the pandemic, Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park Thursday, July 29. “It’s the medicine that we need,” says creator Perry Farrell.
After shifting to a virtual songwriting contest last year, the Bitter Jester Music Festival is back full force and in person this summer.
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.
Lit introduced one of the catchiest earworms of the last few decades in the summer of 1999. This weekend, the band brings “My Own Worst Enemy” and more to headline the Ultimate ’90s Fest in Lombard.
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.
Phillip-Michael Scales moved from Chicago to Nashville two years ago, but as live shows are returning, he’s jumping at the chance to head back to Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights for a show next week.
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.
After being closed for 16 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Arcada Theatre reopens this weekend in downtown St. Charles.
Lombard Cruise Nights are back in after a haitus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine Saturday night concerts with displays of classic cars run weekly from July 10 to Sept. 4.
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.