This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this Memorial Day weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs. Summer Camp kicks off the festival season with Umphrey's McGee, Jane's Addiction and more in central Illinois... De La Soul get things started Friday on the south side, John Primer heats things up on the north side, Bob Saget arrives in the region and the party continues Monday with performances from Kelly Hogan and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
David Guetta (7:30PM Friday at Congress Theater. 17+, SOLD OUT)
De La Soul (9PM Friday at the Shrine. 21+)
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (6:30PM Friday at Bottom Lounge. $15, All Ages) - Sparks the Rescue and Namesake open.
John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band - (9:30PM Saturday at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted. 21+)
Blowoff (11PM Saturay at Metro. $15, 21+) - The DJ sounds of Richard Morel and Bob Mould.
Redgrave (9PM Saturday at Quenchers. $5, 21+) - Touched by Ghoul opens.
Poi Dog Pondering (9PM Saturday and Sunday at Double Door. Each show is $25-75, 21+) - DJ Joe Bryl opens on Saturday. DJRC opens on Sunday.
The Donkeys (8PM Sunday at Schubas. $10, 21+) - Advance Base and Magical Beautiful open.
Kelly Hogan (6:30PM Monday at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. All Ages, FREE) - Scott Lucas & The Married Men open.
In The Suburbs...
Summer Camp Music Festival (Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL) - Umphrey's McGee, Jane's Addiction, moe., Pretty Lights, Common, Primus, Government Mule, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Kids These Days, Leftover Salmon, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Lumineers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Victor Wooten, Galactic, Rubblebucket and many, many more. Single day tickets and weekend passes are available. Get all details HERE...
Bob Saget (8PM Saturday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. $41-62, 21+)
American English (9PM Saturday at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn. $15, 21+)
LMFAO (7PM Saturday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Far East Movement, Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons, Natalia Kills and Matthew Koma also perform.
A Celebration of the Life & Music of Bob Carter (5PM Sunday at SPACE in Evanston. $30-40, All Ages) - The Mighty Blue Kings (Meet Me In Uptown lineup) reunite for this special benefit performance in memory of Chicago singer and drummer Bob Carter. Also performing: Nick Moss, Dave Specter, Sharon Lewis, Tom Holland, Little Al Thomas with John Edelmann, Gerry Hundt with Matt Hendricks, The Rockin' Jonny Band, Erwin Helfer, John "Boom" Brumbach, Matthew Skoller and Scotty & The Bad Boys. Hosted by "Hambone" from WDCB's "Hambone's Blues Party."
Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra (7PM Sunday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $10-20, 21+) - Premium booth seating option also available. Click here for details.
Red Hot Chili Peppers (7:30PM Monday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. $50-70, All Ages) - Little Dragon opens.
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