From Our Editors
Four Things to Know About Concord Music Hall
When the Congress Theater, Logan Square’s historic movie-house-turned-music-venue, shut its doors in 2013, an urgent question emerged: where would the neighborhood's hip kids go for a show? They didn’t have to wait long for an answer. Just four months later and one block away, Concord Music Hall filled the void. Since then, the mid-size venue has become the Northwest Side home to a genre-defying mix of nationally touring acts. Read on to learn more about what keeps toes tapping and heads banging:
- The lineup is as diverse as a music festival’s. Which makes sense, considering the venue was founded and funded by programmers from Riot Fest, React Presents, and Silver Wrapper. Since Concord’s debut show with Gogol Bordello, performers have included the Misfits, Jimmy Cliff, Jason Isbell, the Hold Steady, Tyler, the Creator, Jamie XX, and Janelle Monae.
- The sound system is award-winning. Concord’s equipment of choice is the d&b audiotechnik V-series PA system, which was awarded Live Design Sound Product of the Year in 2013.
- Parents won’t need to call a babysitter. The early shows are all-ages—if you think your kid is old enough to check out a show, bring ‘em along. Night owls, take heed: the 18-and-over late shows are still the domain of (relative) grownups.
- You don’t have to show up early for a good spot. Depending on the event, Concord has tables in the rear of the main floor and in the balconies. Ticket-holders can inquire about reserving a table in advance.