Sage Summit 2016 @ McCormick Place
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – Jul 28 @ 9:00 am

sage-summitSage Summit is the biggest small and medium business conference in the world. It also has the biggest names and the hottest business topics . . . all in the Windy City.

Anyone who wants to grow their business should attend from anywhere in the world. Sage Summit attendees include business owners, executives, managers, people in IT, merchants, HR professionals, food and beverage distributors, manufacturers, construction industry experts, accountants, sales personnel, partners, leaders, and more.

This event is not open to the public.

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

July 28, 2016 – July 31, 2016

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 event.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any bigger, Lollapalooza is expanding to four days in 2016 to mark its 25th anniversary!

The Headliners

Thursday: J. Cole, Lana Del Rey
Friday: Radiohead, Major Lazer
Saturday: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disclosure
Sunday: LCD Soundsystem, Ellie Goulding

From band camps and hairdo tents to helpful festival necessities like baby changing stations, Kidzapalooza is a festival within a festival that’s the perfect lil’ getaway. Enjoy some family-friendly music while showing your kids how to experience one of the coolest events in the world.


Kids under 10 get in free with their parents

Disney’s Newsies @ Oriental Theatre
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

July 28, 2016 – August 7, 2016

disney's-newsiesThe Tony Award-winning “critics’ pick” Broadway musical smash Newsies is coming to Chicago! Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.

Foals & Lewis Del Mar @ House Of Blues
Jul 28 @ 11:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 12:00 am

foals-lewisLewis Del Mar is an American folk-pop duo from Rockaway Beach, New York City. Consisting of singer and guitarist Danny Miller, and drummer and producer Max Harwood, the group first received attention in early 2015 when their debut single Loud(y) was featured in the number one spot on Hype Machine. They released their debut EP in January 2016, which peaked at number 7 on Billboard Emerging Artists.

This show is for AGES 17 AND OLDER.

Chicago Cubs v Seattle Mariners @ Wrigley Field
Jul 29 @ 1:20 pm – 2:20 pm

July 29, 2016 – July 31, 2016

Chicago CubsSee the Chicago Cubs play against the Seattle Mariners July 29-31 at Wrigley Field!


Friday – Sunday: 1:20 p.m.

Bites, Blooms & Bordeaux @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

bites-bloomsPreviously known as Wine & Wildflowers, Lincoln Park Zoo is hosting its annual summer garden party complete with wine tastings, small bites, live entertainment and of course, spectacular views of the zoo’s flora and fauna.

Miranda Lambert @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

miranda-lambertSee Miranda Lambert live during the Keeper of the Flame Tour with special guests Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne July 29 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre!

Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies (alongside Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley). Lambert has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards.

Lambert’s debut album Kerosene (2005) was certified Platinum in the United States, and produced the singles “Me and Charlie Talking”, “Bring Me Down”, “Kerosene”, and “New Strings”. All four singles were top 40 hits on Billboard Hot Country Songs. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in early 2007. Although the title track failed to make top 40, the next three singles (“Famous in a Small Town”, “Gunpowder & Lead”, and “More Like Her”) were top 20 hits, with “Gunpowder & Lead” becoming her first top 10 country hit in July 2008. Her third album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. Five singles were released from the album, including two Number One hits: “The House That Built Me”, which spent four weeks at the top; and “Heart Like Mine”.

Maks and Val Live @ The Chicago Theatre
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

maks-valSee Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy during their all-new dance tour Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way July 29 at The Chicago Theatre!

Maksim “Maks” Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-American Latin-ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two. In 14 appearances as a competing pro on the show, Chmerkovskiy made it to the final round five times, with two runner-up and two third-place finishes. On May 20, 2014, Chmerkovskiy, paired with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis, won his first Dancing with the Stars title. Following his win with Davis, Chmerkovskiy announced he was retiring from DWTS after 14 seasons on the show. He intends to expand his chain of dance studios and is studying acting. Chmerkovskiy has also starred in the Broadway productions of dance shows Burn the Floor and Forever Tango.

ASA Joint Statistical Meeting 2016 @ McCormick Place
Jul 30 @ 7:30 am – Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm

jsm-2016The JSM program consists not only of invited, topic-contributed, and contributed technical sessions, but also poster presentations, roundtable discussions, professional development courses and workshops, award ceremonies, and countless other meetings and activities. Spanning the better part of a week, JSM runs from Saturday, July 30, to Thursday, August 4, with the technical sessions beginning Sunday afternoon.

This event is not open to the public.

Hillsong United & Lauren Daigle @ United Center
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

hillsong-unitedHillsong United is a musical group that originated as a part of Hillsong Church in northwest Sydney, Australia in 1983. The group began as Hillsong Church’s youth ministry band. Get your Hillsong United tickets today to experience this spiritual form of musical expression.

The members of the band have a mission to write songs that awaken churches and individuals around the world to the fact that they are redeemed and called into the story of God. Through each and every song, they aim to be a part of God’s plan and share a passion for worship wherever they go. The group’s spiritual sound is similar to other Passion and Matt Redman.

The band consists of worship leaders Joel Houston, Jad Gillies, JD and Matt Crocker and Adam Crosariol on bass. Originally dubbed as United Live, it was led by Reuben Morgan and Marty Sampson. Since then, the team has become an evolving collaboration of pastors, various worship leaders, musicians and songwriters, all with the same goal in mind: giving a voice to a generation that is passionate about God. Their music style is a mix of contemporary Christian music and mainstream rock.