Upcoming Live Music Concerts & Venues in Chicago 2016

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Upcoming Live Music Concerts in Chicago 2016

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The music industry has grown so much year after year since it first existed. The enthusiasm people have towards music has been shown by the number of countries around the world that have been holding concerts in every part of the land and have brought famous stars on the stage.

Concerts in Chicago are the type that is worth to expect for too, just like the ones in other countries, like Atlanta concerts.

The concerts in Chicago IL have always been vibrant and lively. You will feel entertained if you see even one of those concerts. Let’s talk about the city itself first here.

The Bustling City-Chicago

Did you know? Chicago is the third largest city in Illinois, United States. This city is located just near Lake Michigan, which is known for being one of the 5 Great Lakes.

In the early 1700s, it was founded by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. At that time, this city was founded to make a canal that will connect the Great Lakes to Mississippi River. It then grew into food, crops, and fur trading center.

Precisely, on March 4, 1837, it was incorporated as a city. Although there was the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, this city has been growing faster and faster year after year instead since that time.

Now, Chicago becomes an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation. You can find the world’s second busiest airport by the name O’Hare International Airport there.

Chicago is also the place in this world where the first skyscraper was built. That skyscraper was Home Insurance Building.

This city is a great destination to choose for tour or vacation. If you are looking for fun, you will be surely entertained by Chicago’s music. It is a prime Midwestern hub for major concert and music festivals after all.

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Live Music in Chicago

Being the major center for music, Chicago in IL is also known for being the place where different forms of blues and house music which are the genre of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) were developed.

Blues and Jazz

Have you known this? Those forms of blues play an important role in the creation of rock and roll.

You see, traditional jazz and blues music were brought by poor black workers from the South in the first half of the 20th century.

These music genres were the cause of the creation of Chicago blues and Dixieland jazz. However, they are not the only genres existed in Chicago.

Gospel Music

There are more of them coming after that. In the early 1930s, gospel music became more popular because of Thomas A. Dorsey’s contributions at the Pilgrim Baptist Church.

Soul Music

Then, around the middle of the 1960s to the late 1970s, soul music made its existence in Chicago. It is the kind that is still influenced by black gospel music but is somewhat lighter and delicate.

Other Genres

How about the other genres then? Of course, heavy rock, punk, and hip-hop also began popular in the 1980s and 1990s. This is the music of Chicago. There have been many events with those genres happening in Chicago so far.

Summer Concerts in 2013 and 2014

Indeed, there sure are many shows in Chicago. In 2013 for example, the audiences were having so much fun in the outdoor summer concerts at Millennium Park. Not to mention, Christian concert was also included there and will also be in every upcoming summer.

The summer concerts in 2014 were pretty surprising as well with a great amount of concerts that were done there. You can also hope for the next downtown sound in Millennium Park to next years.

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The Upcoming Concerts in Chicago, IL

Let me tell you some of the concerts that will be happening soon from this day onwards by their genres.


If you want to hear country music concerts 2015 from the country’s local artists, there are Concerts in the Park at Jefferson to expect as well.

Rap/Hip Hop

Rap/hip hop in Chicago will start from September 27 till November 25, 2015. The concerts are ASAP Rocky, Andy Mineo, Arcangel, Big Freedia, Big KRIT, J Boog, etc.


Rock will start from September 20, 2015 till April 8, 2016. The concerts are Aaron Lewis, America, Ari Hest, August Burns Red, Battles, Beirut, etc.


Metal will start from September 22, 2015 till January 22, 2016. The concerts are Act of Defiance, Black Sabbath, Clutch, Deafheaven, Fates Warning, etc.


R&B will start from September 25, 2015 till April 1, 2016. The concerts are Black Violin, Brian McKnight, Dopapod, Here Come the Mummies, Kem, Lizz Wright, etc.


As for the venues used, there are FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, House of Blues Chicago, Metro Smart Bar, Chicago Cultural Center, Concord Music Hall, Lincoln Hall, Pfeiffer Hall, and other halls as well.

Chicago Concert Calendar

If what you are looking for are the ones in March or in April, May, June, July, August, October, December, etc., you can just check them out on our concerts calendar here at Main Event Specials.

Chicago concerts in 2015 will be highly anticipated by all music enthusiasts in Chicago and around the world. In this weekend, there will be the ones performed by Farm Aid, Holly Williams, and Gibonni.

Search Our Schedule

Search your intended concert, singer, or band on our schedule. We have included all the information you would need for each concert in Chicago, like the dates, the time, the area, the theater, etc.

Who knows that one or two of those concerts will give you the best experience in joining live concert in Chicago?

Get Your Cheap Tickets

Coming to Chicago definitely won’t be a waste with those vibrant concerts coming soon in the future days. There will be one in today’s event. There will also be one for tonight, so will be for tomorrow and the days after that.

Don’t miss your chance to see big stars on stage in Chicago! See our show list. You might be able to find one just near you. As for the tickets, we have special deals to offer to you. If it is through us here at Main Event Specials, cheap ones would be possible for you. Buy your ticket now!

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