Events

Every Outdoor Summer Concert in Chicago, in One Calendar

Published On 06/02/2015 Published On 06/02/2015
Flickr/Pemberton Music Festival

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Jun 4 Thu

The Very Best w/ Glass Lux Malawi/London duo cross-pollinates samples and rhythms.

Millennium Park

The Very Best w/ Glass Lux Millennium Park Malawi/London duo cross-pollinates samples and rhythms.

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Jun 6 Sat

Kenny Chesney Soldier Field goes country.

Soldier Field

Kenny Chesney Soldier Field Soldier Field goes country.

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Jun 6 Sat

Cage the Elephant w/ The Offspring and Bleachers As part of the 101 WKQX Piqniq.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Cage the Elephant w/ The Offspring and Bleachers First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre As part of the 101 WKQX Piqniq.

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Jun 6 Sat

Brian Setzer Former Stray Cats member best known for swing revival act The Brian Setzer Orchestra.

Elgin Festival Park

Brian Setzer Elgin Festival Park Former Stray Cats member best known for swing revival act The Brian Setzer Orchestra.

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Jun 8 Mon

Andrew Belle w/ Birds of Chicago Chicago-based singer/songwriter with two iTunes “Albums of the Year.”

Millennium Park

Andrew Belle w/ Birds of Chicago Millennium Park Chicago-based singer/songwriter with two iTunes “Albums of the Year.”

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Jun 10 Wed

Hozier Having already sold out a Riviera show, Hozier can still take you to church aka Millennium Park

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Hozier Jay Pritzker Pavilion Having already sold out a Riviera show, Hozier can still take you to church aka Millennium Park

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Jun 10 Wed

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters It may not be Led Zeppelin, but it’s still Robert f*ing Plant.

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters FirstMerit Bank Pavilion It may not be Led Zeppelin, but it’s still Robert f*ing Plant.

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Jun 11 Thu

The London Souls w/ Eggnoise Classic hard-charging rock with high-energy live sets.

Millennium Park

The London Souls w/ Eggnoise Millennium Park Classic hard-charging rock with high-energy live sets.

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Jun 14 Sun

Los Lonely Boys Chicano rock stars and leading purveyors of “Texican” rock and roll.

Elgin Festival Park

Los Lonely Boys Elgin Festival Park Chicano rock stars and leading purveyors of “Texican” rock and roll.

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Jun 15 Mon

The Mighty Diamonds w/ Charley Organaire Longest-running vocal trio in Jamaican musical history with soulful harmonies and conscious lyrics.

Millennium Park

The Mighty Diamonds w/ Charley Organaire Millennium Park Longest-running vocal trio in Jamaican musical history with soulful harmonies and conscious lyrics.

Flickr/Eyton Z

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Jun 16 Tue

Barenaked Ladies w/ Violent Femmes & Colin Hay Violent Femmes? Yes! Barenaked Ladies? No. Hell no.

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Barenaked Ladies w/ Violent Femmes & Colin Hay FirstMerit Bank Pavilion Violent Femmes? Yes! Barenaked Ladies? No. Hell no.

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Jun 17 Wed

Mumford & Sons w/ The Maccabees & Son Little A nice consolation for the demise of Wavefront Fest.

Cricket Hill at Montrose Beach

Mumford & Sons w/ The Maccabees & Son Little Cricket Hill at Montrose Beach A nice consolation for the demise of Wavefront Fest.

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Jun 17 Wed

Gipsy Kings Masters of the pop flamenco music known as Catalan rumba.

Ravinia

Gipsy Kings Ravinia Masters of the pop flamenco music known as Catalan rumba.

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Jun 17 Wed

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jun 18 Thu

Hayes Carll w/ Mother Falcon Americana singer/songwriter nominated for “Artist of the Year” at the 2011 AMAs.

Millennium Park

Hayes Carll w/ Mother Falcon Millennium Park Americana singer/songwriter nominated for “Artist of the Year” at the 2011 AMAs.

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Jun 19 Fri

Peter Frampton Frampton comes alive!

Elgin Festival Park

Peter Frampton Elgin Festival Park Frampton comes alive!

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Jun 19 Fri

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jun 20 Sat

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jun 21 Sun

Damien Rice w/ Iron & Wine Bonus points for best Sam Beam beard.

Millennium Park

Damien Rice w/ Iron & Wine Millennium Park Bonus points for best Sam Beam beard.

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Jun 21 Sun

Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Jam-heavy blues rock duo led by Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks.

Ravinia

Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Ravinia Jam-heavy blues rock duo led by Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks.

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Jun 22 Mon

Active Child w/ Matt Ulery’s In the Ivory LA-based instrumentalist known for lush arrangements and eye-popping visuals.

Millennium Park

Active Child w/ Matt Ulery’s In the Ivory Millennium Park LA-based instrumentalist known for lush arrangements and eye-popping visuals.

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Jun 24 Wed

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jun 25 Thu

Bryan Adams Summer of ’69!

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Bryan Adams FirstMerit Bank Pavilion Summer of ’69!

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Jun 25 Thu

Vans Warped Tour Punk rock Lollapalooza.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Vans Warped Tour First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Punk rock Lollapalooza.

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Jun 25 Thu

Sheryl Crow According to Sheryl Crow, “If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad.” We’ll take her word for it.

Ravinia

Sheryl Crow Ravinia According to Sheryl Crow, “If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad.” We’ll take her word for it.

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Jun 25 Thu

Snarky Puppy w/ Third Coast Percussion & Friends One of the most respected names in instrumental music with a sprawling collective of 40+ members.

Millennium Park

Snarky Puppy w/ Third Coast Percussion & Friends Millennium Park One of the most respected names in instrumental music with a sprawling collective of 40+ members.

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Jun 26 Fri

The Beach Boys w/ Kool & the Gang See The Beach Boys where they are meant to be seen... at the beach.

Montrose Beach

The Beach Boys w/ Kool & the Gang Montrose Beach See The Beach Boys where they are meant to be seen... at the beach.

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Jun 26 Fri

Third Eye Blind w/ Dashboard Confessional Kleenex not included.

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Third Eye Blind w/ Dashboard Confessional FirstMerit Bank Pavilion Kleenex not included.

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Jun 26 Fri

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jun 26 Fri

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga What more do you need to know? It’s Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga!

Ravinia

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Ravinia What more do you need to know? It’s Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga!

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Jun 27 Sat

Jimmy Buffett There are worse things than a Jimmy Buffett concert. We can’t think of any, but there are.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Jimmy Buffett First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre There are worse things than a Jimmy Buffett concert. We can’t think of any, but there are.

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Jun 27 Sat

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jun 28 Sun

David Gray w/ Amos Lee English singer/songwriter who’s been nominated for four Brit Awards.

Ravinia

David Gray w/ Amos Lee Ravinia English singer/songwriter who’s been nominated for four Brit Awards.

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Jun 29 Mon

Poi Dog Pondering w/ Caroline Smith Constantly morphing veteran local collective who started out as street buskers and play every imaginable genre of music.

Millennium Park

Poi Dog Pondering w/ Caroline Smith Millennium Park Constantly morphing veteran local collective who started out as street buskers and play every imaginable genre of music.

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Jul 1 Wed

Pink Martini w/ Aimee Mann Lounge-style Portland orchestra ranges from pop and Latin to jazz and classical.

Ravinia

Pink Martini w/ Aimee Mann Ravinia Lounge-style Portland orchestra ranges from pop and Latin to jazz and classical.

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Jul 2 Thu

Blondie w/ Melissa Etheridge New wave/punk pioneers still going strong after 40 years (and since a 1997 reunion).

Ravinia

Blondie w/ Melissa Etheridge Ravinia New wave/punk pioneers still going strong after 40 years (and since a 1997 reunion).

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Jul 2 Thu

Antibalas w/ Sonny Knight and The Lakers Afrobeat pioneers modeled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band.

Millennium Park

Antibalas w/ Sonny Knight and The Lakers Millennium Park Afrobeat pioneers modeled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band.

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Jul 3 Fri

The Grateful Dead The final Dead shows in honor of the legendary band’s 50th anniversary.

Soldier Field

The Grateful Dead Soldier Field The final Dead shows in honor of the legendary band’s 50th anniversary.

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Jul 3 Fri

Boston Just a band out of Boston.

Elgin Festival Park

Boston Elgin Festival Park Just a band out of Boston.

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Jul 3 Fri

Train w/ The Fray & Matt Nathanson Frat boy rock in Tinley Park!

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Train w/ The Fray & Matt Nathanson First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Frat boy rock in Tinley Park!

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Jul 3 Fri

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jul 4 Sat

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jul 6 Mon

Brian Wilson w/ Rodriguez Co-founder of the Beach Boys known as one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

Ravinia

Brian Wilson w/ Rodriguez Ravinia Co-founder of the Beach Boys known as one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

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Jul 6 Mon

Fucked Up w/ DOOMSQUAD Experimental set presented by Land & Sea Dept.

Garfield Park Conservatory

Fucked Up w/ DOOMSQUAD Garfield Park Conservatory Experimental set presented by Land & Sea Dept.

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Jul 6 Mon

King Sunny Ade w/ Mathew Tembo Masters of the Western pop/traditional African music known as juju.

Millennium Park

King Sunny Ade w/ Mathew Tembo Millennium Park Masters of the Western pop/traditional African music known as juju.

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Jul 8 Wed

John Fogerty Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman still rocking at age 70.

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

John Fogerty FirstMerit Bank Pavilion Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman still rocking at age 70.

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Jul 8 Wed

Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Classical performance conducted by “Don’t’ Worry, Be Happy” creator Bobby McFerrin.

Ravinia

Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Ravinia Classical performance conducted by “Don’t’ Worry, Be Happy” creator Bobby McFerrin.

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Jul 8 Wed

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jul 9 Thu

Judah & the Lion Indie pop band combines sounds of the South, Midwest, and West with a #1 song on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

Millennium Park

Judah & the Lion Millennium Park Indie pop band combines sounds of the South, Midwest, and West with a #1 song on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

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Jul 10 Fri

Nickelback The undisputed worst band of all time, live in concert!

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Nickelback First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre The undisputed worst band of all time, live in concert!

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Jul 10 Fri

Steve Miller Band w/ Matthew Curry Yes, that Steve Miller Band. Ask your older brother.

Ravinia

Steve Miller Band w/ Matthew Curry Ravinia Yes, that Steve Miller Band. Ask your older brother.

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Jul 10 Fri

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jul 11 Sat

Fall Out Boy w/ Wiz Khalifa & Hoodie Allen There will be a lot of nervous parents waiting for their kids to get home from this show.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Fall Out Boy w/ Wiz Khalifa & Hoodie Allen First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre There will be a lot of nervous parents waiting for their kids to get home from this show.

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Jul 11 Sat

Aretha Franklin You love Aretha. Aretha loves you.

Ravinia

Aretha Franklin Ravinia You love Aretha. Aretha loves you.

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Jul 11 Sat

Jill Scott w/ Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Neo-soul songstress known for stage sass and sultry sounds.

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Jill Scott w/ Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds FirstMerit Bank Pavilion Neo-soul songstress known for stage sass and sultry sounds.

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Jul 11 Sat

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jul 12 Sun

Mayhem Festival w/ Slayer Metal kingpins lead a daylong set of ear-splitting anthems.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Mayhem Festival w/ Slayer First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Metal kingpins lead a daylong set of ear-splitting anthems.

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Jul 12 Sun

Array Music from the film live in concert.

Ravinia

Array Ravinia Music from the film live in concert.

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Jul 13 Mon

Matthew Sweet w/ In Tall Buildings Remember that ‘90s alternative radio song “Girlfriend”? Yeah, that was this guy.

Millennium Park

Matthew Sweet w/ In Tall Buildings Millennium Park Remember that ‘90s alternative radio song “Girlfriend”? Yeah, that was this guy.

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Jul 15 Wed

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Flickr/judyboo

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Jul 16 Thu

Ondatrópica w/ Helado Negro The cool, modern sounds of London meet the raw, tropical beats of Colombia.

Millennium Park

Ondatrópica w/ Helado Negro Millennium Park The cool, modern sounds of London meet the raw, tropical beats of Colombia.

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Jul 17 Fri

Jason Aldean w/ Tyler Farr & Cole Swindell Country music in Tinley Park.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Jason Aldean w/ Tyler Farr & Cole Swindell First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Country music in Tinley Park.

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Jul 17 Fri

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jul 18 Sat

Rob Thomas w/ Plain White T’s Frontman of Matchbox Twenty. Don’t hold that against him. Or do.

Ravinia

Rob Thomas w/ Plain White T’s Ravinia Frontman of Matchbox Twenty. Don’t hold that against him. Or do.

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Jul 18 Sat

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jul 19 Sun

Huey Lewis & the News w/ The Gin Blossoms Apparently, Huey Lewis doesn’t need a new drug after all.

Elgin Festival Park

Huey Lewis & the News w/ The Gin Blossoms Elgin Festival Park Apparently, Huey Lewis doesn’t need a new drug after all.

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Jul 20 Mon

Murder by Death w/ Banditos Beloved indie rock institution with a new album out on local label Bloodshot Records.

Millennium Park

Murder by Death w/ Banditos Millennium Park Beloved indie rock institution with a new album out on local label Bloodshot Records.

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Jul 22 Wed

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jul 23 Thu

Incubus w/ Deftones Legendary alt-rock/funk metal act still at it after 25 years.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Incubus w/ Deftones First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Legendary alt-rock/funk metal act still at it after 25 years.

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Jul 23 Thu

Los Cojolites w/ David Wax Museum Dedicated to the artistic expressions of indigenous people in the ancient town of Cosoleacaque, Mexico.

Millennium Park

Los Cojolites w/ David Wax Museum Millennium Park Dedicated to the artistic expressions of indigenous people in the ancient town of Cosoleacaque, Mexico.

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Jul 24 Fri

Van Halen w/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd Hot for teacher!

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Van Halen w/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Hot for teacher!

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Jul 24 Fri

Hillsong United w/ Jesus Culture Christian rock by the lake!

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Hillsong United w/ Jesus Culture FirstMerit Bank Pavilion Christian rock by the lake!

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Jul 24 Fri

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jul 25 Sat

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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Jul 24 Fri

Steely Dan Drink Scotch whiskey, all night long!

Ravinia

Steely Dan Ravinia Drink Scotch whiskey, all night long!

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Jul 26 Sun

Kid Rock w/ Foreigner You know a Kid Rock song. Even if you don’t want to know a Kid Rock song.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Kid Rock w/ Foreigner First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre You know a Kid Rock song. Even if you don’t want to know a Kid Rock song.

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Jul 28 Tue

J. Cole w/ Big Sean, Yg & Jeremih Hip-hop superstar discovered by Jay Z and signed to his label Roc Nation.

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

J. Cole w/ Big Sean, Yg & Jeremih First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Hip-hop superstar discovered by Jay Z and signed to his label Roc Nation.

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Jul 29 Wed

Grant Park Orchestra As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

Millennium Park

Grant Park Orchestra Millennium Park As part of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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