Women’s Jazz Festival Hey Nonny celebrates the powerful voices of women in jazz with its
“I always say they pay me to travel, I sing for free,” said Micky Dolenz,
Stage ‘boss’ With a dash of wit laced with musical charm, TV’s Tony Danza (“Taxi,”
Take the Reins with Til Morning and The Linden Method; Northwest suburban Jacks and Atoms brings alternative rock to Mount Prospect; Loverboy visits the Arcada; and Glencoe native Justin Jesso shows off his songwriting skills Monday on NBC’s “American Song Contest.”
Rapper Nelly, pop star Tiffany and alt-rockers Everclear hit the suburbs; Tedeschi Trucks Band starts a four-night residency in Chicago; the Tomorrow Never Knows fest returns to heat up the city and more.
Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre brings the “Aqualung” album’s 50-year anniversary tour to the Arcada Theater in St. Charles; Miles Over Mountains and Chanson Du Chat play The Venue in Aurora; and broadcaster Sam Alex hosts a fundraiser concert at Pinstripes in South Barrington.
As we celebrate this weekend’s holidays, the new year lies in wait just around the
Jingle Ball pop West Coast rapper Doja Cat headlines 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball with
Joey Kar plays Lakemoor’s LongShot; Riot Fest weekend; a Glen Ellyn Food Pantry benefit concert; and Alligator Records celebrates an anniversary at Millennium Park; plus 12 hot shows you should go see.
Pitchfork fills Chicago with cutting-edge favorites, the new Emerge Winnetka brings music back to the North Shore, Take the Reins plays a benefit in Carpentersville, and a whole lot more.
Phil Vassar packs a country wallop at Joe’s Live; The Venue celebrates the Roots Music Festival; Underbelly Hours put three new artists in the spotlight; plus 15 shows you should catch this week.
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.
After being closed for 16 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic Arcada Theatre reopens this weekend in downtown St. Charles.
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.
The Chicago-area favorites Mungion bring the jams to a drive-in show; the Arcada Theatre streams a performance by Ann Wilson of Heart; the ’90s live again at BaseCamp’s 90’s Palooza; Bolingbrook Jubilee puts tunes on stage; and Gerald Dowd livestreams from The Venue in Aurora.
As concerts are canceled, some suburban venues are finding ways to keep live performances coming your way
Release The Run Around! West suburban The Run Around is taking on one of the
Get to know The Mild West With a pair of singles in rotation and a
Draft Week’s Lincoln Hall debut; Grammy-winning Richard Marx (acoustic style) at the Arcada Theatre; The Weekend Run Club’s release show at Beat Kitchen; bands pay tribute to Coren McLeod in West Chicago; and more.
Dan Tedesco’s homecoming with the BoDeans Dan Tedesco’s opening set for the BoDeans when the