Enjoy works by 200 participating artists, plus three music stages, craft beers, food and so much more at this premier arts festival and Bucktown neighborhood tradition.
August 29, 2016 – August 31, 2016
See the Chicago Cubs play against the Pittsburgh Pirates August 29-31 at Wrigley Field!
The group made their first major release in the year 2005. The first breakthrough was with their hit single “Polyrhythm” in the year 2007. This song took techno pop music and culture to a mainstream level. Appearing in many TV programs, public advertisements and music being featured in the movie “Cars 2”, the group instantly became the top pop iconic figure in Japan.
The first national tour launched in 2008. Reaching the top venue in Japan, the “Tokyo Dome” by the year 2010. This years 3rd national tour “JPN” started on Jan 14th. Announced at over 13 cities, 22 shows and an expected audience of close to 200,000 people will be one of their biggest tours of their career.
A new chapter has begun in 2012. With their accomplishments in Japan, Perfume is now challenging the global market. Expecting to appear in events in Asia, Europe and North America their goal is to become the next global artist.
September 1, 2016 – September 4, 2016
The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to Chicago this summer for the AVP Championships at Oak Street Beach. Chicago has been an annual stop nearly every year since 1983 and is the most frequent location for a beach volleyball tournament outside of California. All within view of Chicago’s skyline on the shores of Lake Michigan. In addition to the world’s best beach volleyball talent, this ultimate beach festival will feature interactive activations, music, food, and more.
September 1: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Qualification
September 2: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Opening Rounds
September 3: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Elimination Rounds
September 4: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Semi-Finals & Finals
The Chicago Fringe Festival, now in its seventh year, unites daring theatregoers with emerging and boundary-pushing local, national and international performing artists while seeking to engage nontraditional audiences through a commitment to low ticket prices and outreach into artistically under served communities. Fringe artists and performers receive 100% of the net ticket sales generated by their appearance.
The 2016 Chicago Fringe Festival includes 50 groups in about 200 performances. 50% of the show are local from the Chicago-land area and 50% come from various places across the nation and the world. All the shows are uncensored
Kids Fringe will present theatre aimed at audiences ages 12 and younger along with free workshops.The kids shows and activities will run each Saturday & Sunday of the festival and are guaranteed to be appropriate for the 12 and under age group.
Weekdays: 7 – 11 p.m.
Weekends & Labor Day: 1 – 11 p.m.
Entrance to the Fringe Festival is a one-time button purchase of $5, with your Fringe button all individual performances are an additional $10 each.
Passes with a discounted ticket price are available when attending multiple performances: four-show pass is $36, ten-show pass is $80 and an unlimited pass is $175.
There are free performances every day at Fringe Central (Fischman Liquors and Tavern, 4780 N Milwaukee Ave.). Fringe Central is the main box office, information and activity center for the Chicago Fringe Festival. Fringe Central has a party atmosphere and houses activities throughout the Festival, including after-parties, music and more.
Now returning to Navy Pier for its 3rd year, enjoy live lobster feasting – flown in fresh from the east coast, live music performances, family friendly activities, unique shopping, and cold beverages. This year’s festival will take place on Friday and Saturday of Labor Day Weekend – capping off with Navy Pier’s final firework show of the season Saturday night.
12 – 10:30 p.m.
See the best in dance, hip-hop, indie, funk, jam bands, and everything else sprinkled in between at the North Coast Music Festival over Labor Day weekend in Union Park. The eclectic mix brings together music fans of all kinds of genres, celebrating their love for music.
Friday: 3 – 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 – 10 p.m.
Marty Stuart and Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters
The Boxmasters is an American country rock/rockabilly band founded in Bellflower, California in 2007. It features Academy Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton playing the drummer and vocalist, with J.D. Andrew on rhythm guitar, Danny Baker aka Unknown Hinson on bass guitar, Brad Davis doing vocals and playing lead guitar, and Micheal Wayne Butler on guitars and lap steel. The group has released three albums on Vanguard Records, the first being the eponymous The Boxmasters and the second being the holiday album Christmas Cheer, in 2008.
See 97.9 FM The Loop Luau live featuring Sammy Hagar & The Circle September 2 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island!
Led by Sammy Hagar, The Circle features Michael Anthony, the renowned rhythm section bassist who’s played alongside Hagar for the past 30 years in bands including Van Halen and Chickenfoot; Vic Johnson, Hagar’s longtime guitar virtuoso who seamlessly shreds through his own, as well as some of rock’s most iconic guitarist’s riffs; and Jason Bonham, the acclaimed drummer and son of iconic Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham. Formed in 2014, the all-star group has thrilled both audiences and critics alike with their live concerts which see the foursome rip through a set list of 40 years of Hagar’s epic rock anthems including Rock Candy, There’s Only One Way To Rock, Finish What Ya Started, Right Now and I Can’t Drive 55, as well as some classic Led Zeppelin jams like Whole Lotta Love and Moby Dick. The band’s recently released live DVD, At Your Service recorded during their first North American tour, debuted at #2 on SoundScan’s “Top DVD Music Video” bestseller chart – a testament to the strength of the band’s live shows.
See Bonnie Raitt live during the Dig in Deep Tour with special guest the Richard Thompson Trio September 3 at Ravinia!
Fun fact: Ravinia is North America’s oldest and most diverse music festival presenting over 140 different concerts every summer, including the annual residency of the nation’s finest orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.