Chicago Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 6/29/12 - Sunday 7/1/12

Chicago Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 6/29/12 - Sunday 7/1/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend...  Ministry returns for two shows in Lakeview, The Scorpions rock the lakefront, plus Sarah McLachlan, The Hives and Jimmy Buffett.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Ministry (8PM Thursday and Friday at the Vic Theatre. $38-79, 18+) - Blackburner opens.

Joe Purdy (9PM Friday at Double Door. $18-20, 21+) - The Giving Tree Band opens.

Kristin Chenoweth (8PM Friday at Cadillac Palce Theatre. $59-100, All Ages) -  *** This concert has been rescheduled from June 16th.  Orignal tickets will be honored on the new date. ***

Lalah Hathaway (8PM Friday at House of Blues. $35, 17+)

Ozomatli (7PM Friday at Congress Theater. $10)

Pelican (10PM Friday at Lincoln Hall. $15, 18+) - Redgrave and Anatomy of Habit open.

Scorpions and Tesla (7:30PM Friday at Charter One Pavillion at Northerly Island. $34-144, All Ages)

David Gray (9PM Saturday at House of Blues. 21+, SOLD OUT) - Yuna opens. Part of the Jim Beam Live Music Series.  Check out my full concert preview HERE...

The Impressions and Aretha Franklin (7PM Saturday at Arie Crown Theatre. $45-90, All Ages)

The Hives (7:30PM Saturday at the Vic Theatre. $36, 18+) - Fidlar and Flesh Lights open.

The Choir (8:30PM Saturday at Double Door. 21+, FREE) - Dead Feathers, Max Pain & The Groovies, The Luck of Eden Hall and the Temporary Pharaohs open.

The Sometimes Family (8PM Sunday at Double Door. $5, 21+) - Lindsay Weinberg, Wait, What?, and DJRC open.  Check out my full concert preview HERE...

In The Suburbs...

Coco Montoya (8PM Friday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $15-30, 21+) - Blue Road opens.  Premium booth seating is also available.

Pat McCurdy (10:30PM Saturday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $7, 21+) - Premium booth seating is also available.

Gavin Degraw and Colbie Caillat (7PM Friday at Ravinia in Highland Park.  All ages, SOLD OUT) - Andy Grammer opens.

Sarah McLachlan with orchestra (7:30PM Saturday at Ravinia in Highland Park. All Ages, Reserved Seats $80) - *** Lawn seats are SOLD OUT ***

Country Throwdown (3:30PM Saturday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. $41, All Ages) - Gary Allan, Josh Thompson, Eric Paslay, Sunny Sweeney, Rodney Atkins, Florida Georgia Line and Maggie Rose all perform.

Phil Angotti with Steve Dawson and Funeral Bonsai Wedding (8PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $12-22, All Ages)

Jimmy Buffett (8PM Saturday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. $47-157, All Ages)


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    Jim Ryan has written about music in print and online for a variety of Chicagoland publications for over fifteen years. In addition to duties filling in as Traffic Anchor on CLTV or in the helicopter on NBC 5, you can also catch him Sunday nights at 6PM central as host of "The Rock N' Roll Radio Program" on AM 1420 WIMS and AM 1060 WHFB (streaming at and via the TuneIn Radio app for the smart phone or tablet). Jim has also worked locally for WXRT-FM, lives within walking distance of the Metro and is an avid White Sox and Blackhawks fan whose first live concert experience came at Comiskey Park in 1984 during the Jacksons' "Victory" tour.

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