When the world thinks of America’s great musical cities, Chicago is one of the first places that comes to mind. The traditions of jazz and blues have deep roots here, but music fans will find a diverse array of genres celebrated nightly in venues across the city. From the crowd-pleasing House of Blues
to outdoor venues like Wrigley Field
and the massive United Center
, there’s something for everyone in this town.
Chicago isn't just a city full of skyscrapers. It's home to some of the country’s most historically significant, and breathtaking, architecture. The Aragon Ballroom
is a stunning venue that audiences and artists alike have adored since 1926. It’s welcomed bands including Broken Social Scene, The War on Drugs and LCD Soundsystem.
Then there's the local institution and world-renowned Chicago Theatre
, the pride and joy of North State Street since 1921, when it debuted as a filmhouse. With its highly recognizable, retro marquee, the Chicago Theatre was named a Chicago landmark in 1983. Today it hosts both comedy and musical acts such as Fleet Foxes, Steve Martin and Tori Amos.
And don't forget about the ornate Thalia Hall, established as an opera house in 1892 and now a Chicago concert destination for lovers of such acts as Lake Street Dive, The Psychedelic Furs and Wolf Parade.
One of Chi-Town's greatest modern music treasures is Lollapalooza, originally an all-underground alt-rock fest introduced at Grant Park in 1991 by creator Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction. After various changes, it’s since expanded into a touring fest, with stops in Brazil, Argentina, Germany and France. Still, Chicago remains its home base.
Another festival gem that calls the Windy City home is the indie-centric Pitchfork Music Festival, held annually in Union Park since the summer of 2006. The three-day celebration of all things alt-rock, hip-hop, electro, punk and more is a brainchild of Pitchfork Media, the online music magazine that began as an underground rag in 1995.
No matter where you go for concerts in Chicago, remember that tickets can sell faster than a box of Cracker Jacks at Wrigley Field—so be sure to get them early.
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