CSO at Ravinia: Brahms First Piano Concerto @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CSO at RaviniaSee the Chicago Symphony Orchestra live July 29 at Ravinia! The program includes pieces by Brahms and Zemlinksy. We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert.

Davy Knowles @ Schubas Tavern
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

davy-knowlesDavy Knowles is a Manx blues guitarist and singer. Knowles, formerly of the blues-rock band Back Door Slam, is now working as a solo artist under the name Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam. With Back Door Slam, he played lead guitar and sang on their debut album, Roll Away. After a split-up with bassist Adam Jones and drummer Ross Doyle, Knowles released his first solo album, Coming Up for Air, on May 19, 2009. Knowles drew his musical influences from blues musicians that he grew up listening to such as Dire Straits, Peter Green, and Eric Clapton’s Cream. Due to his home country’s proximity to Ireland, Knowles has stated that his music also is influenced by the Celtic genre, which is noted to be present in the song “Roll Away”.

Delbert McClinton @ City Winery
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

delbert-mcclintonThree-time Grammy winner Delbert McClinton’s 28th album Blind, Crippled And Crazy, set for release on June 18 on New West Records, blends R&B, country, blues and rock ’n’ roll with humor, heart and roadhouse virtuosity. The disc also reunites McClinton with his longtime friend and musical running partner Glen Clark, making these 12 songs the first time the seminal roots music duo Delbert & Glen have recorded since 1973.“We’ve always had an amazing rapport as musicians and friends, but we’ve been off living our own lives,” McClinton explains. “For the last decade Glen and me have been talking about doing another album, and everything fell into place last year here in Nashville with my songwriting partner Gary Nicholson.”

Fiesta del Sol
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – Aug 2 @ 10:00 pm

Fiesta del SolIt’s the largest Latino festival in the Midwest! Enjoy a huge lineup of entertainment and music, savor a variety of food including authentic Mexican favorites, browse works and engage with artists in the Arts & Culture Pavilion, and bring kids to the Children’s Area for face painting, books and educational games, and other fun activities at this great family event, now in its 43rd year in Pilsen.

Thursday: 5 pm – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 11 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 10 pm

ACTIVATE – July 2015
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

activateACTIVATE transforms iconic Loop alleys into pop-up urban experiences. Combining the talents of Chicago’s most creative minds, the events feature art, music, and more in unique urban settings. This interactive exhibition of art and culture takes place over the course of six nights from May through October.

Details about ACTIVATE, including location, are announced two weeks prior to each event.

Kevin Hart @ United Center
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

kevin-hartSuperstar entertainer, actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, announced a massive North American arena tour. The WHAT NOW? TOUR will take the award-winning comedian to 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including Chicago!

Kevin Hart is one of comedy’s biggest stars with a celebrated and award-winning career that has seen the talented entertainer become one of the industry’s most important and influential voices. Since his career began Hart has worked non-stop and in 2015, he will release two movies as well as hit the road for his WHAT NOW? TOUR.

Anthony Bourdain – Close to the Bone @ Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

anthony-bourdainChef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, daringly consuming some of the world’s most exotic dishes on his hit TV shows Parts Unknown on CNN, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. Somewhat notoriously, he has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his caustic sense of humor worldwide. He is as unsparing of those things he hates, as he is evangelical about his passions. For one night only, Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, unyielding insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience.

The National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University celebrates its milestone 125th Anniversary during the 2014-15 Season. Click here to see the schedule of performances and special events.

Lollapalooza @ Columbus Dr. & Congress Pkwy.
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – Aug 2 @ 11:00 am

lollapaloozaLook up the word “lollapalooza” and you’ll find this definition: an extraordinary thing; an outstanding example. You won’t find any other music festival with a more fitting moniker than Lollapalooza, Chicago’s grandest stage for music legends from across the globe. Each year, some of the top names in alternative, hip hop, punk and pop join more than 100 bands and musicians in Grant Park to bring you one loud, heart-stopping 3-day event.

Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show @ Ravinia Festival
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSO at RaviniaSee Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show live July 31 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert.


Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show

Sturgill Simpson @ Metro
Jul 31 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 1 @ 12:00 am

sturgill-simpsonSturgill Simpson is an American country music singer-songwriter. He has released two albums independently. Sturgill Simpson’s songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing. Due to recording on a private label outside Nashville and outside the country direction of today, Simpson is labeled Alternative country, even though his sound is closer to traditional country.

See Sturgill Simpson live with special guest Cris Jacobs July 31 at Metro! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow.


Ages: 18+