Concerts in Des Plaines, IL


Life in Color Featuring Knife Party and TJR on Saturday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Life In Color Chicago
Hawthorne Race Course

EDM stars Knife Party, TJR, and Hucci supply dance beats as colorful explosions of paint shower the crowd

$64.10 $35

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24th Annual International Festival of Life on July 1–4

24th Annual International Festival of Life
Union Park

Four days of reggae, blues, and world music make for a breezy Fourth of July weekend

$25 $15

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Pre-Sale: North Coast Music Festival feat. Odesza, Zedd, Grouplove, Matt & Kim on September 2–4

North Coast Music Festival
Union Park

Bassnectar, Zedd, and Odesza headline a weekend of EDM, indie pop, hip-hop, rock, jam bands, and bluegrass

$64.99

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King Michael: The Michael Jackson Experience on Friday, August 5, at 8 p.m.

King Michael – The Michael Jackson Experience
House of Music Entertainment

Talented performers portray the King of Pop throughout his career while delivering mesmerizing renditions of “Beat It,” “Thriller,” and more

$19.38 $10

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Down the Line Rooftop – James Taylor and Jackson Browne on June 30

James Taylor & Jackson Browne
Down the Line Rooftop

Iconic singer-songwriters James Taylor and Jackson Browne join forces to serenade Wrigley Field with some of rock and roll’s greatest songs

$149.77 $59

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5 Seconds of Summer: Sounds Live Feels Live Tour on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m.

5 Seconds of Summer: Sounds Live Feels Live Tour
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago

The Billboard chart-toppers behind 2015’s smash album Sounds Good Feels Good hits the road with One Ok Rock and Hey Violet

$33.25 $15

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Presale: AAHH! FEST featuring COMMON on September 25 at 3 p.m.

AAHH! FEST featuring COMMON at Union Park
Union Park

COMMON returns to Chicago with his star-studded AAHH! Fest, which in 2014 featured Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Jennifer Hudson

$75 $55

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David Banner Presents The God Box Lecture Tour with Optional Exclusive Meet and Greet on July 7 at 7 p.m.

David Banner
The Promontory

Mississippi-native rapper behind “Play” and “Get Like Me” discusses truth and knowledge in advance of his forthcoming album, The God Box

$29 $25

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House Club Tour Pub Crawl on Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m.

House Club Tour Pub Crawl
Multiple Locations

A fleet of buses bear househeads from one iconic Chicago club to another to hear music from 24 DJs

$32.64 $20

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Mamby on the Beach featuring Chromeo, Milky Chance, Lupe Fiasco and Santigold on July 2–3 at 1 p.m.

Mamby on the Beach Chicago
Oakwood Beach

Artists such as Animal Collective and Lupe Fiasco headline music on the shore of Oakwood Beach

$91.58 $68.69

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Ace Frehley on Friday, August 26, at 8 p.m.

Ace Frehley
House of Blues Chicago

Legendary KISS guitarist delivers a fist-pumping mix of solo material from Origins, Vol. 1, as well as KISS classics such as “Shock Me”

$42.63 $20

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Monsters Of Mock: Tributes to Mötley Crüe, Guns 'N Roses, AC/DC, and Def Leppard on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m.

2 Tickets to Monsters of Mock: Night Train (Tribute to Guns ‘N Roses), Motley 2 (Tribute to Motley Crue) & More
House of Blues Chicago

Rock out to spot-on tributes to Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, AC/DC, Scorpions, and Def Leppard

$26.30 $15

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KC & The Sunshine Band on July 3, at 7:30 p.m.

RiverEdge Park
Aurora

Disco legend KC fronts the Sunshine Band to sing their major hits, including “That’s the Way (I Like It)” and “Give It Up”

$40 $25

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Tim McGraw with Special Guests Kacey Musgraves and Ryan Kinder on July 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Tim McGraw with Special Guests Kacey Musgraves and Ryan Kinder
Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest

Grammy-winning country star behind “Live Like You Were Dying” and “My Next Thirty Years” shares stage with Kacey Musgraves and Ryan Kinder

$63 $31.50

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For Love & Rock N' Roll: A Tribute to the Women of Rock on Saturday, July 16, at 8 p.m.

“For Love & Rock'N'Roll”
House of Music Entertainment

Touring musical pays tribute to female rock icons with rousing performances of the hits of Stevie Nicks, Heart, Tina Turner, and more

$23.20 $12

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Nonpoint on Saturday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Nonpoint
House of Music Entertainment

Nü metal giants behind “What a Day” tout their latest, The Poison Red, with support from Failure Anthem and Through Fire

$22.18 $12

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10 Years and Finger 11: Acoustic Tour on Wednesday, August 24 at 8 p.m.

10 Years & Finger Eleven Acoustic Tour
House of Music Entertainment

Alt-metal outfit behind “Wasteland” and the alt-rockers of “One Thing” fame deliver a stripped-down acoustic set of hits

$30.38 $18

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The Big R Summer Country Jam with Kellie Pickler on Saturday, August 13, at 6 p.m. Gates Open at 5 p.m.

The Big R Summer Country Jam
Rochelle Municipal Airport

American Idol stars Kellie Picker and Russell Dickerson and rising star Russell Dickerson bring a taste of Nashville to Illinois

$30 $20

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Concert Ticket Package for Two at The Elbo Room, Valid Through December 30

The Elbo Room
Elbo Room

Intimate music venue fills with sounds from local & national performers during diverse schedule of nightly concerts

$129.99 $20

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Killer Queen — Queen Tribute on Saturday, July 23, at 8 p.m.

Queen Tribute: Killer Queen
Star Plaza Theatre

Hailing from the UK, this renowned tribute act recreates Queen’s musicianship and showmanship with mesmerizing precision

$33 $20

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Steger Days of Music featuring Joe Nichols on Saturday, July 9, at 5:30 p.m.

Steger Days of Music featuring Joe Nichols
Veterans Park

Grammy-nominated neo-traditional country singer famous for “She Only Smokes When She Drinks,” “Yeah,” and “Hard to Be Cool”

$23.30 $15

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The Verve Pipe, Funkadesi, The Wailers, Terri Clark, Macy Gray, Aaron Neville Duo, and More, June 28–July 15

City Winery Chicago
City Winery

Reggae legends The Wailers, country singer Terri Clark, soul singer Macy Gray, Prince tribute, and more take over City Winery stage

$21.80 $10

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Gregg Allman, Peter Frampton, Blackberry Smoke & More on Saturday, July 16, at 4 p.m.

Gregg Allman, Peter Frampton, Blackberry Smoke & More on Saturday, July 16, at 4 p.m.
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Founding member of the Allman Brothers Band headlines a festival featuring Peter Frampton and Blackberry Smoke

$86.70 $30

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Live Music at Durty Nellie's

Durty Nellie's
Palatine

$8 $3.50

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Dru Hill and Big Daddy Kane Plus After-Party on Friday, July 8, at 7 p.m.

Dru Hill and Big Daddy Kane
Orlin Trapp Auditorium

R&B crooners behind “Never Make a Promise” and “In My Bed” join Grammy-winning rapper for night of classic R&B and hip-hop

$66.59 $39

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Make America Rock Again with Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, and more on Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m.

Make America Rock Again Tour
House of Music Entertainment

Hard rock heavyweights Trapt, Saliva, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones and Tantric join forces to make America rock again

$36 $25

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The Sweetest Day Steppin' Fest feat. The Emotions on Saturday, October 15, at 7 p.m.

The Sweetest Day Steppin Fest
Holiday Inn Conference Center

The soul sisters behind “Boogie Wonderland” and “Best of My Love” headline a fest also featuring Magnum Force and a cocktail reception

$41.99 $29.50

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80s-Pendence Day with Tommy Tutone & Wedding Banned on July 6 at 7 p.m.

80s-Pendence Day with Tommy Tutone & Wedding Banned
House of Blues Chicago

Tommy Tutone of “867-5309/Jenny” fame teams with award-winning cover band for an evening of ’80s nostalgia

$19.20 $10

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Rock the Badges First Responder Music Fest on Saturday, August 6, at 1 p.m.

Rock the Badges
Copernicus Center

Bands made up of Chicago Police and Fire Departments members square off for a concert benefiting the families of fallen service personnel

$5 $3

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Spazmatics - Friday July 15, 2016 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm)

Durty Nellie's
Palatine

$7 $3

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35th Annual Chicago Music Awards on Friday, July 1

35th Annual Chicago Music Awards
Union Park

More than 200 nominees vie for honors in nearly 40 categories, including Best New Entertainer and Most Outstanding Group

$25 $18

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The Great American Lobster Fest

Navy Pier East End Plaza
Near North Side

This celebration of the world's tastiest crustacean is all it's cracked up to be and more, with two nights of headliner concerts in the Grand Ballroom on Chicago's Navy Pier.

$10 $8.50

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Ticket Resale Marketplace: Adele

Adele United Center Chicago via Fanxchange
United Center

Record-annihilating London chanteuse whose latest single, “Hello,” is the just the latest in a string of epic, soulful hits

$149

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$19 for a Blues Concert for Two at Kingston Mines ($30 Value)

Kingston Mines
Lincoln Park

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

$30 $19

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Chicago Sky WNBA Game (May 14–July 22)

Chicago Sky
Allstate Arena

All-Star Elena Delle Donne leads the Sky onto the court at Allstate Arena as the team pursues a WNBA title

$26.50 $16

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Wizard World Comic Con Chicago on August 18 at 3 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con
Donald E. Stevens Convention Center

Movie stars, artists, vendors, and fans convene during an annual celebration of all things comic book and science fiction

$46.07 $23.03

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Top Stand-Up Comedians at Zanies Rosemont

Zanies - Rosemont
Far North Side

$22 $6.50

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Three-Day Admission for Two with Two Fashion Bracelets to The International Gem & Jewelry Show (62% Off)

The International Gem & Jewelry Show
Multiple Locations

Traveling show assembles a large selection of high-quality vendors from around the world, from DIY craftspeople to bonafide antique dealers

$26 $10

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Chicago Bandits Professional Women's Softball Game (Through July 20)

Chicago Bandits
Rosemont Stadium

Defending their third title as NPF champions, the Bandits host opponents at the only stadium ever built for a women’s pro softball team

$27.65 $16

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Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn (Through October 29)

Laugh Out Loud Theater Schaumburg
Schaumburg

Improvisers perform shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$22 $11

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$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

Studio Movie Grill
Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.75 $5

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Upscale American Dinner for Two or Four at Big Shot Piano Lounge (50% Off)

Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant
Central Business District

Diners enjoy live music while dining on upscale fare like blue-cheese shrimp salad and entrees like seared scallops or Manhattan strip filet

$40 $20

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One or Two Adult Admission Tickets to Farnsworth House (Up to 48% Off)

Farnsworth House
Plano

Tour a radically modern 1951 home designed by influential architect Mies van der Rohe to float above the ground and reflect the forest

$20 $12

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Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Dealflicks
Multiple Locations

Dealbucks can be use to purchase movie tickets and concessions at multiple theaters on Dealflicks.com

$20 $11

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General Admission for Two or Four to The Cuban Festival on August 12–14 (Up to 50% Off)

Festival Cubano
Rils Park

Celebrate Cuban culture with Cuban food vendors, a carnival, and live salsa

$80 $40

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All-Inclusive Rooftop View of Cubs Game at Lakeview Baseball Club (June 18–July 30)

Lakeview Baseball Club
Lakeview Baseball Club - Cubs Rooftop

Indulge in food and drinks while taking in a ballgame from a facility that mixes old-school charm with lush modern amenities

$121.59 $69

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$18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). 36 Dates and Times Available.

The Gold Pyramid
Wadsworth

Built as a private home in 1977, the 17,000 sq. ft. pyramid features statues, a moat, a three-pyramid garage, and Egyptian-style furnishings

$30 $18

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"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through September 23

Naughty Little Cabaret
Original Mothers

Male and female burlesque performers, including some from RuPaul’s Drag Race, dazzle with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

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Weekend or Tuesday Show at the Laugh Factory, through May 31, 2017

The Laugh Factory
Laugh Factory - Chicago

Large lineups of top local standup talent, comedic storytelling, and themed shows

$10 $7

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  • Des Plaines Theatres
    Enjoy a night of theater in Des Plaines. Des Plaines Theatres has the wit and drama for you in their current season. Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this theater, it's no different. This theater is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1476 Miner Street
    Des Plaines, IL US
  • Aaron Entertainment
    Costumes and actors and plays, oh my! Aaron Entertainment offers engaging theater for you and everyone you know in Elk Grove Village. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    704 Bluejay Circle
    Elk Grove Village, IL US
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Centre - 5K Event
    Metropolis Performing Arts Center enriches the community with the beauty and culture of the theater, so it only makes sense that their version of a 5K is intensely theatrical. Dressed as a favorite stage, screen, or TV character, participants walk, jog, and monologue their way through a route that rolls by the verdant lawns and tree-lined streets of Arlington Heights. Twists and turns down Walnut and Maple and Chestnut streets breaks up Evergreen and Highland Avenue straightaways, and prizes at the finish line reward out-of-breath thespians for creating the best group or individual costumes.
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    111 West Campbell Street
    Arlington Heights, IL US
  • AMP DJ Service
    When dreaming isn't enough, AMP DJ Services boasts the most surreal theatrical stages in Arlington Heights. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1136 North Drury Lane
    Arlington Heights, IL US
  • Opera In Focus
    Everything's coming up roses at Rolling Meadows' best theater, Opera In Focus. Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this theater's restaurant for high-class food. This theater welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    3000 Central Road
    Rolling Meadows, IL US
  • Skokie Festival of Cultures
    All the world's a stage, but Skokie Festival of Cultures in Skokie offers the best shows around. With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this theater boasts among the best eats this side of the city. Having trouble finding that family-friendly activity everyone will love? This theater is made for all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    4701 Oakton Street
    Skokie, IL US

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