Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/17/12 - Sunday, 8/19/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/17/12 - Sunday, 8/19/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs... This weekend, Lewis Black continues his week in Chicago with three more shows at the new City Winery while 311 hits the lakefront... Plus, Rakim, Slick Rick, Monica, Robin Thicke and more take over the west side... And, suburban appearances from Marshall Crenshaw, Foreigner, Jason Aldean and Mary Chapin Carpenter.  All of this plus much more...


In The City...

Lewis Black (Three shows at 8PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at City Winery.  All Ages, SOLD OUT)

Katie Todd Band and Joe Robinson (9PM Friday at Martyrs'. $10, 21+) - Johnny & Robbie also perform.

311 (6:30PM Friday at Charter One Pavillion at Northerly Island. $60, All Ages) - Slightly Stoopid and The Aggrolites open.

Brian Jonestown Massacre (9PM Saturday at Metro. $20, 18+) - Magic Castles open.

Shannon Brown's Wood-Star Music Festival (4PM Saturday and Sunday in Union Park.  Doors open at 2PM each day.  All Ages.  $55 each day or $100 for a two day pass.) - Robin Thicke, Monica, Estelle, Dawn Richard and Fantasia perform on Saturday.  Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Rakim, MC Lyte, and Naughty By Nature perform on Sunday.

In The Suburbs...

Foreigner and Survivor (5:30PM Friday at Wolf Lake Park in Hammond, IN.  $50-60, All Ages)

Salt-N-Pepa, Whodini and Big Daddy Kane (7:30PM Friday at Country Club Hills Music Theatre in Country Club Hills. $32-74) - *** Rakim has been replaced on this bill by Whodini ***

Big Brother & The Holding Company (7PM Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $19-29, All Ages) - Marakesh Express opens.

Jason Aldean (7:30PM Saturday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Luke Bryan, Rachel Farley and DeeJay Silver open.

Marshall Crenshaw (8PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $18-28, All Ages)

Tony Bennett (8:30PM Saturday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $33-96, All Ages)

Marc Anthony (7PM Sunday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. $67-190, All Ages) - Marco Antonio Solis and Chayanne also perform.

Arlo Guthrie and Mary Chapin Carpenter (7:30PM Sunday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $27-61, All Ages)

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