FitzGerald’s 39th American Music Festival celebrates the U.S. through its music this weekend with four days of Americana, roots, folk and jazz; Waco Brothers play in Aurora; Charlie Otto hits Hey Nonny; and Broken Robots share a new single at Chop Shop with Girl Named Nino and HLDAY MAGK.
’90s alt-rock band Collective Soul plays Waukegan’s Genesee Theatre; Fletcher Rockwell returns to Quigley’s; Nellie’s and Hey Nonny showcase rising stars; and the Underbelly Hours podcast returns with its first local showcase of 2022 in Wheaton. Plus, a Meat Loaf tribute, the return of Blues on the Fox and two Situation Chicago benefit shows.
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Sound check: Benefit shows with Gerald Dowd, Mavis Staples; Josh Turner opens Rialto’s holiday season
The Rialto Square Theatre is unwrapping its holiday season with Josh Turner and many other festive shows; Gerald Dowd & Friends benefit two local food pantries; Mavis Staples’ Beyond Hunger benefit shows; Blue Oyster Cult headlines the Des Plaines Theatre and much more.
Bluesman Toronzo Cannon celebrates Hey Nonny’s birthday Saturday; Jukebox the Ghost brings its HalloQueen tribute tour to House of Blues; plus WC Social Club, Evolution Music Downers Grove and The Venue host hot shows this week.
Singer-songwriter Dan Tedesco brings his music to Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights on Friday, Sept. 24.
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.
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.
“Capturing people online is cool,” said Phillip-Michael Scales, “but capturing those fans who are going to see live music — catching up with those people is huge.”
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.
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.
Music is back on stage at Hey Nonny and on screen at The Venue; plus not-to-miss livestreams this next week.
Hey Nonny’s lineup Signs are popping up that spring is creeping in to the area,
The Mild West on the Chicago River; Hey Nonny’s second anniversary week; Indigenous Peoples Day livestream; and Something Wicked opens at Side Street Studio Arts.
Celebrate a new release with Push Puppets, livestream folk-rocker Ike Reilly or check out some outdoor blues at The Venue.
Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s and exotic cars await as BrauerHouse pulls out all the stops (socially distancing, of course) to celebrate the Fourth of July this week. Check out that and many other suburban musical events.
Some of the summer’s big music festivals have officially been called off, but suburban patios are open for live performances.
As concerts are canceled, some suburban venues are finding ways to keep live performances coming your way