Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday 8/27/12 - Thursday 8/30/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday 8/27/12 - Thursday 8/30/12

*** UPDATED to reflect 8/29 Duran Duran cancellation at Ravinia ***  This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week... Jazz Fest gets rolling on Thursday and continues all weekend with performances by artists like Roy Haynes and Allen Toussaint... Not to mention area shows by World Party and Duran Duran... All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Lindsey Buckingham (8PM Monday at City Winery.  All Ages, SOLD OUT)

Robbie Fulks Band (7PM Monday at the Hideout. $10 suggested donation, 21+)

The New Folk and Paper Thick Walls (8PM Monday at Schubas. $6, 21+)

The Waco Brothers (8PM Tuesday at City Winery. $35, All Ages) - *** The Waco Brothers perform the music of T. Rex ***

Wynton Marsalis (8PM Tuesday at Symphony Center. $25-80, All Ages)

World Party (8PM Thursday at Cubby Bear.  21+, SOLD OUT) - Mer opens.

Chicago Jazz Fest (Thursday through Sunday at the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and Grant Park) - Headlining performances include a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on Thursday, Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band on Friday, Dianne Reeves on Saturday and Allen Toussaint on Sunday.  Click here for the full schedule.

In The Suburbs...

Duran Duran (7:30PM Wednesday at Ravinia in Highland Park.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - UPDATE - This show has been CANCELLED.  Official statement from Ravinia's website follows verbatim...

*** Rock band Duran Duran has canceled its Aug. 29 Ravinia Festival concert due to keyboardist Nick Rhodes’s continued illness, which has forced the band to cancel its last three concerts in Kettering, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; and Atlantic City, NJ.

Click here for the band’s official press release.

Ravinia Festival is awaiting word from the band’s management as to the possibility of the concert being re-scheduled in the very near future. Patrons who have purchased tickets for the Aug. 29 performance should hold on to their tickets and await information by email or check back at

Thank you for your patience,

Ravinia Festival

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