REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin is looking forward to the band’s July 1 concert in Aurora. “It’s just going to be great to strap on a guitar and make some noise,” he said.
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 roster’s a little shorter for this music season, but here’s a quick look at the fests you should check out — from Homegrown in Lisle to Chicago’s Lollapalooza.
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.
The Naperville Jaycees have largely gone local for the music lineup of the 2021 Last Fling. The annual outdoor Labor Day weekend festival returns Sept. 3-6 after last year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ravinia Festival in Highland Park announced the addition of 10 new shows (and a few alterations to the already announced schedule) for its summer 2021 season.
Bluegrass star Billy Strings plays Schaumburg’s Wintrust Field, Fletcher Rockwell heads to BrauerHouse and Norah Jones livestreams her latest album.
Tickets go on sale Saturday for Sammy Hagar & Friends at RiverEdge Park in Aurora.
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.
Classic rock band REO Speedwagon heads to Aurora’s RiverEdge Park to kick off the 2021 summer concert season.
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.
20 years after the release of their Elektra debut, DuPage-born Lucky Boys Confusion looks back on the times, the tours and their songs from the era.
Organizers announced the lineup for this summer’s Lollapalooza in Grant Park; four-day tickets went on sale Wednesday.
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.
Riot Fest organizers announced Nine Inch Nails will be headlining the fest as three-day passes fly out of the box office.
Glenview actor/musician Kevin Pollack shares the music that inspired him throughout his career with a cabaret performance at the Raue Center and livestreaming Saturday.
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.
Live concerts are coming to the new Memorial Park Bandshell in Wheaton. The Wheaton Park District has a season of 11 concerts largely featuring rock tribute bands, while the Wheaton Municipal Band has nine classical music concerts planned.
Ravinia Festival in Highland Park announced the lineup for its 85th season Thursday with a strong mix of classical, jazz, pop, rock and all the favorites.
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.