Halloween is going to look a little different this year because of restrictions on bars and music venues in the Chicago suburbs. But here are a few shows you can catch to bring some entertainment to your witchy weekend.
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.
Rocker Daughtry kicks off a 19-show virtual tour; local artists livestream for Chicago venues; Side Street Studio Arts’ battle of the bands finals; Nikho’s release show; and Ravinia pays tribute to Janis Joplin.
Chicago Drive-In Theaters’ electrifying Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins concert; Pete Yorn pulls out “musicforthemorningafter”; Da$Htone hits FitzGerald’s patio stage.
Alternative rock band Bush hits the livestream circuit to celebrate a new album; West Fest Chicago goes online; and Toronzo Cannon plays FitzGerald’s pickup truck concert Saturday.
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.
FitzGerald’s continues its weekly concert series; Ron Onesti presents two livestream performances; Side Street’s weekly BOTB
Shows on the road The weather had Toronzo Cannon singing the blues last weekend when
Common and Chicago join a lineup of hometown celebrities for this weekend’s charity telethon; Side Street Studio Arts opens submissions for a virtual Battle of the Bands; and more
Side Street Studio Arts celebrates a lucky seven years as a major hub for the Elgin arts community with demos, exhibits and live music; Aaron Williams and Hannah Watson show off some new works at Two Brothers Barrel House; Afroman plays BrauerHouse; Flatfoot 56 headlines Chop Shop; and much more.
Elgin’s New Nights got its start in a way at Side Street Studio Arts. And
Local Language Elmhurst pop-rock band Like Language won new fans and made new friends at
Mercy Home benefit show The musical pair Michael McDermott and Heather Horton headline a concert
Sleep on It tour stop While fans are eagerly anticipating the follow-up to 2017’s “Overexposed”
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
Sound check: Willie Nelson, Avett Brothers headline Outlaw Music Fest; Vinyl Pop, Kowloon Bay, Violet Crime release shows
Outlaw Music Fest Ever the rebel, country star Willie Nelson is kicking around on tour
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
PIQNIQ in the park Chicago rising star Friday Pilots Club is making a name for itself nationally,
Sound check: Common joins CSO benefit; Side Street Studio Arts kicks off local, regional battle of the bands
Common joins CSO benefit Chicago native Common’s award-winning music and heart-winning charm come to play