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.
Jingle Ball pop West Coast rapper Doja Cat headlines 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball with
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.
With a full bag of Halloween concerts this weekend, it can be hard to choose which one to see. Here are 13 picks to guide you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music is back on stage at Hey Nonny and on screen at The Venue; plus not-to-miss livestreams this next week.
Joe Pug online Singer-songwriter Joe Pug hits the internet with his Sunday night livestream performance,
Music-Box-At-Home presents the “Zappa” documentary for streaming rental; The Venue livestreams a benefit show; and UNICEF rolls out the stars for a benefit show.
The Joanna Connor Band heats up Mundy Park outside The Venue in Aurora; Huntley’s Fall Fest moves online and to the RocHaus; and Kane Brown headlines an Encore Live drive-up show.
Celebrate a new release with Push Puppets, livestream folk-rocker Ike Reilly or check out some outdoor blues at The Venue.
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.
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
Aurora’s JDR & the Broadcast plays a release show at The Venue, Take the Reins headlines an ALS benefit at BrauerHouse and Bitter Jester opens submissions for this summer’s music series.