Concerts in Back of the Yards

Up to 49% Off Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Remember Summer- A Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Ignite Glass Studios

$69.18 $35

Live_logo

Vintage carnival games, Etsy gifts, and a brass band carry visitors back to a simpler time while raising funds for a nonprofit

Up to 40% Off EDM Concert

Rock and Rave Memorial Day Weekend DJ Dance Party

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

$30 $18

(353)
Live_logo

Pre-Memorial Day concert brings together some of the city's top EDM DJs for a raucous night of pulse-pounding dance music

Take in 33rd-Floor City Views During an Intimate Jazz Soiree

Intimate Jazz Mixer

Chicago

$70 $70

Jazz vocalist Erin McDougald and her ensemble serenade guests as they mingle, sip cocktails, and watch the sun set over the Chicago skyline

Survive Paint Wars – Up to 49% Off EDM Party

Survive Paint Wars

Hawthorne Race Course

$39.50 $20

Live_logo

Outdoor EDM party mixes tunes from top DJs with hundreds of gallons of colorful paint to be poured on attendees

Aaron Watson – Up to 43% Off Country Concert

Aaron Watson with William Clark Green & The Rankin Twins

Joe's on Weed Street

$17.50 $10

Live_logo

Lineup of Texas country featuring crooners Aaron Watson and William Clark Green and sister duo The Rankin Twins

Jazz at The Met – Up to 26% Off Fundraiser

Jazz at The Met

Metropolitan Family Services - Calumet Center

$50 $37

Live_logo

Annual fundraiser for social programming features live jazz and blues along with dinner and a silent auction

Babasonicos – Up to 44% Off Concert

Babasonicos

Concord Music Hall

$26.74 $15

(17)
Live_logo

Innovative Argentine rockers make a rare stateside visit, delighting fans with lush, poppy melodies and decadent lyricism

History of Freestyle Music – Up to 51% Off Concert

History of Freestyle Music 2014 II

Concord Music Hall

$200 $99

Live_logo

Celebration of freestyle music features New York stars including Stevie B, Lil Suzy, and Safire

Kingston Mines – Up to 42% Off Blues

Kingston Mines

Lincoln Park

$24 $14

(287)

Legendary blues club stages performances by equally legendary blues musicians seven nights a week

Sebastian Bach or Tribute Band Up to 52% Off Show at The Cubby Bear

Cubby Bear

Cubby Bear

$8.93 $6

Live_logo

Chicago-based tribute bands resurrect some of the 90s’ hard-rockingest acts; Sebastian Bach himself inspires crowd with his own anthems

Up to 52% Off Juke Fest, Jam-Band Tribute, or The Baseball Project

The Baseball Project or Mom's Kitchen (A Tribute to Widespread Panic) or Juke Fest

The Abbey Pub

$12.55 $6

Live_logo

See underground DJs and incredible footwork moves, a tribute to Widespread Panic, or a baseball-themed band with Peter Buck and Mike Mills

Blah Blah Blah – Up to 48% Off Rock Concert

Blah Blah Blah

Portage Theater

$28.60 $15

Live_logo

Self-proclaimed "ballroom rockers" perform alternatively sprightly and moody songs reminiscent of The Smiths

WeishFest 2014 feat. Rodney Atkins – Up to 43% Off

WeishFest 2014 feat. Rodney Atkins

Standard Bank Stadium

$26.25 $15

Live_logo

Award-winning country star Rodney Atkins headlines a daylong ballpark festival benefiting The Andrew Weishar Foundation

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders – Up to 30% Off Rock Concert

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders

Hammond

$41 $28.70

Live_logo

Iconic actor Jeff Bridges shows off his musical side in a set packed with bluesy pop-rock numbers

Beatles Fest 2014 – Up to 56% Off

Beatles Fest 2014

Downtown Hammond

$12 $6

Live_logo

Beatles fans of all ages enjoy tribute bands, a beer garden, food and merchandise tents, and more; about 20 miles from downtown Chicago

Select Local Merchants

Located within the Bridgeport Art Center, Wet Paint Chicago offers instructional art classes in a social setting. In the evenings, BYOB art classes invite adults to congregate, paint, sip on beverages, and mingle as they equip themselves with provided brushes, aprons, and materials. Meanwhile, afternoon classes invite students of all ages to paint in family-friendly sessions.

1200 W 35th St.
Chicago,
IL
US

Since 1997, Taproot has roused a loyal flock of headbangers with anarchic anthems, wall-shaking guitar riffs, and vocals that dig directly into the core of hard-rock enthusiasts. Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, the fiery quartet has brewed a potent stew of alt rock and nu metal and moshed its way into the national spotlight with emphatic jams such as "Wherever I Stand," "Calling," and "Poem," a rebellious ode to Dr. Seuss sung in falsetto. Chicago-bred Villain vs Villain warms up the hometown crowd with an opening set of metal-charged calisthenics, followed by a similarly intense batch of songs wailed by Kazy. In between epic air-guitar solos, concertgoers can also refuel with an appetizer such as nachos, mini corn dogs, or chicken quesadillas.

320 West 35th Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Routines from nationally recognized joke wranglers crack up club-goers within Jokes and Notes's elegant club atmosphere. Emceed by BaldHead Phillips, Friday- and Saturday-night shows host itinerant comics who hawk hilarity for two nights before moving on to new audiences or packs of despondent hyenas. January headliners include recent Bay Area Black Comedy Competition finalist Willie Lynch Jr., who adds a goofy edge to drawn-from-life stories. James Davis's youthful observation and high-energy verve have carried him to appearances on Comedy Central, BET, and Bell Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes?, which has also showcased Las Vegas native J. Reid.

4641 S King Dr
Chicago,
IL
US

The 31st annual Chicago Music Awards honors the city's best entertainers from all genres during a night of performances from established melody makers and up-and-coming acts. The three teen brothers of rock group Rebelmann energize the audience before switching stage space with Sugar Blue, a Grammy Award–winning harmonica virtuoso who honed his skills while playing along to Bob Dylan records and crafting an enormous collection of blown-glass figurines. The evening will also include songs from the six top finalists in this year's highly competitive Chicago Emerging Star Contest as a group that boasts a 13-year-old rapper, a 10-year-old musical prodigy, and a male R & B group competes for a cash prize and a solid-chocolate microphone.

5531 South Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Drive
Chicago,
IL
US

Push the boundaries. That's pretty much the only rule for performances at the Chicago Fringe Festival, an unconventional expo of new theatrical works from around the world. Now in its fourth year, the Windy City's festival joins in a dramatic tradition shared by cities including Indianapolis, New York, and the original outpost, Edinburgh. The week-long event provides a prominent stage for up-and-coming productions, helping little-known companies catch some buzz and established groups test out new ideas. A lottery system determines the year's lineup, a process that keeps each festival exhilaratingly unpredictable while delighting statisticians.

2003 South Halsted Street
Chicago,
IL
US

When the last views of Chicago’s Southern face have faded into darkness, the activities at Reggie’s Roof Deck still light up the night. Year-round, guests shoot pool at covered tables, watch sports on eight TVs, and compete in pop-a-shot basketball. If necessary, they also cool off under the string-pull shower or warm up by the wood stoves.

2105 South State Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Back of the Yards Scene