This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs... Catch a country act this weekend as Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts and more arrive in the area. Plus Weezer, Better Than Ezra, Twista and the return of The Wallflowers... Not to mention Screaming Females, The Baseball Project, Kill Hannah, Joe Pug and others at Wicker Park Fest. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Cinderella and Sebastian Bach (7PM Friday at Congress Theater $19-85, 17+)
Better Than Ezra (7PM Friday at Lincoln Park Zoo. $21-28, All Ages) - Tony Lucca opens. Part of the "Jammin' At The Zoo" series. Children three and under are free. Discounted tickets available for children twelve and under.
Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra (Friday at Jefferson Memorial Park. $7, All Ages) - Part of "Jeff Park Arts & Music Fest."
Pitbull (7:30PM Friday at Charter One Pavilion. $48-172, All Ages) - *** This event has been rescheduled from July 26th 7:30 PM to July 27th 7:30PM. All purchased tickets will be honored and refunds will be available at all points of purchase upon request. ***
Ra Ra Ri0t (5PM Friday at Montrose Beach. $20-35, All Ages) - Bestfriends and California Wives open.
The Wallflowers (8PM Friday at Schubas. 21+, SOLD OUT) - Jonny Kaplan opens.
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers (7:30PM Friday at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. $52-144, All Ages)
Wicker Park Festival (Saturday and Sunday in Wicker Park. $5 each day, All Ages) - Cursive, Foxy Shazam, Screaming Females, AM Taxi, Kill Hannah, The Baseball Project and more perform on Saturday. Joe Pug, The Budos Band, Lucero, The Shams Band, The Steepwater Band and more perform on Sunday.
Smoking Popes (Sunday at Jefferson Memorial Park. $7, All Ages) - Paper Thick Walls also perform. Part of "Jeff Park Arts & Music Fest."
In The Suburbs...
Weezer (8PM Friday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. $62-73, 21+)
The Steepwater Band and Kinsey Report (9PM Friday at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn. $15, 21+) - Paige DeChausse and Nick Boettcher also perform.
Wiz Khalifa (5:30PM Friday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. $32-90, All Ages) - Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Chevy Woods, and Chiddy Bang also perform.
James Taylor (7:30PM Friday and Saturday at Ravinia in Highland Park. All Ages, BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT)
Kill Hannah (8PM Friday at the Montrose Room at the InterContinental O'Hare Chicago Hotel in Rosemont. $20)
Kellie Pickler (8PM Saturday at the Stardust Events Center at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN. 21+, SOLD OUT)
Buckwheat Zydeco (Gates open at 5PM on Saturday at Naper Settlement in Naperville. $10-15, All Ages) - Part of the "Naperville Summer Nights" series.
Rascal Flatts (7PM Saturday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. $31-91, All Ages) - Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge open.
Bret Michaels (Gates open at 4PM on Saturday at Freedom Park in Chicago Ridge. $20-25, All Ages) - 80's Enough and Bad Penny open. Part of "RidgeFest."
Shockwave Festival Tour (Saturday at Moejoe's in Joliet) - Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Vildhjarta, Last Chance to Reason, The Browning, and Forged in Flame.
Twista (10PM Saturday at Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire. $30, 21+)
The Temptations (5:30PM Sunday at the Country Club Hills Theatre in Country Club Hills. $20-53, All Ages)
Filed under: Weekend Music Spotlight