Music Venues

The Wild Hare has been known as the Reggae Capital of the US for nearly 30 years, with regular performances within their venue that showcase the diversity of ...

The Petrillo Music Shell, sometimes referred to as the Petrillo Bandshell, is an outdoor atmosphere theatre in the Grand Park area of Chicago. The current ...

Bottom Lounge is a diverse venue that offers a number of different events throughout the year, with a vast majority of those being alternative and indie live ...

Buddy Guy’s Legends is a famous venue among Chicagoans and tourists alike, not least because it is owned by popular blues musician Buddy Guy, who continues to ...

Subterranean, known by Chicago regulars as ‘Sub-T’, is one of Chicago’s best music venues for underground hip-hop and indie rock artists. With an upstairs area ...

If you’re looking for somewhere to experience what music means to Chicago, the Kingston Mines is the perfect venue. Having opened its doors for the first time ...

Named after Jay Pritzker, famously known for owning the Hyatt Hotels, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a bandshell in Millennium Park located on the south side of ...

Located below the popular Metro music venue in Chicago, the Smartbar is perfect for those looking to celebrate new and exciting dance music and cutting edge ...

Being on the larger side in terms of capacity across music venues in Chicago, Metro can cater for 1100 people between its main floor and balcony. For these ...

Though the Empty Bottle may not look too impressive from the outside, you’re bound to experience a good evening if you choose this venue for your next night ...

The Cobra Lounge is the perfect music venue in Chicago if you’re looking for the best regional underground and emerging musical talent. With dynamic sound, an ...

The Chicago Theatre, best known for its iconic marquee from its days as a French baroque-style movie palace, has been renovated to cater for a number of ...

Known to locals as The Vic, this theatre—sometimes referred to as a club—has hosted a number of successful rock acts over the years, including everything from ...

Park West is a nationally treasured concert hall, and is considered to be one of the best places in Chicago to see a show or host an event. This status means ...

Founded in 1957, The Old School Of Folk Music is a not-for-profit organization that provides 700 accredited class offerings, private lessons and workshops that ...

Owned by the same people as another popular music venue in Chicago, Empty Bottle, Thalia Hall is housed in the historic bohemian public hall and reopened in ...

Created by Chris and Mike Schubas to be a bigger version of Schubas Tavern in 2009, Lincoln Hall fast became one of the most well loved music venues in ...

The Schubas Tavern is a small, family-owned club operated by the Schubas brothers. In a historic building with much of its older interior still intact, this ...

Located opposite Millennium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center is a multiuse building that hosts a number of more contemporary music events throughout the year. ...

Blue Chicago has been presenting the most authentic Chicago Blues artists in a warm and friendly atmosphere since 1985. Slightly different to conventional ...

If you’re looking for a music venue in Chicago that mixes character with a rich history, then the Green Mill Jazz Club is perfect for you. Once the go-to ...

21 Chicago Music Venues You Should VisitChicago’s relationship with music goes all the way back to the 20th century, when poor black workers from Southern ...

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