Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/3/12 - Sunday, 8/5/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/3/12 - Sunday, 8/5/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs... This weekend, festival madness hits its peak as Lollapalooza takes over Grant Park with headlining performances on eight stages by Black Sabbath, the Black Keys, Bassnectar, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avicii, Jack White and many, many more.  Plus, lots to choose from in the suburbs as J-Lo and Enrique Iglesias, Crosby Stills & Nash and Big Time Rush all perform throughout the area.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Lollapalooza (Friday through Sunday in Chicago.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Black Sabbath, the Black Keys, Bassnectar and more perform on Friday.  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avicii and more perform on Saturday.  Jack White, Florence & The Machine, At The Drive-In, Sigur Rós and more perform on Sunday.  For a full Lollapalooza festival preview click HERE.  For a full list of this weekend's Lollapalooza afterparties, click HERE.

Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez (7:30PM Friday at the United Center. $29-213, All Ages)

Robert Earl Keen (8:15PM Friday at Joe's Bar. $25, 21+) - Brothers Osborne and Amy Dalley open.

In The Suburbs...

Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express (8PM Friday at SPACE in Evanston. $15, All Ages) - The Dunwells open.  Seating is sold out, only general admission remains.

Survivor (9PM Saturday at the Homer Tree Service Grounds in Lockport. $10, All Ages) - Part of the "Lockport LogJam Festival"

Crosby, Stills & Nash (7:30PM Friday at Ravinia in Highland Park.  All Ages, SOLD OUT)

Il Divo (Two shows at 8PM Friday and Saturday at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont. Each show is $44-141, All Ages)

Ray Manzarek (Manzarek-Rogers Band) (9PM Saturday at the Homer Tree Service Grounds in Lockport. $10, All Ages) - Part of the "Lockport LogJam Festival"

Big Time Rush (7PM Saturday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. $25-94, All Ages) - Cody Simpson opens.

Demi Lovato (7PM Saturday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $32-55, All Ages)

The "Happy Together 2012" Tour (7:30PM Saturday at Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. $63-84, All Ages) - The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, The Turtles (featuring Flo & Eddie), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, and Mickey Dolenz.

Bobby "Blue" Bland (5PM Sunday at Country Club Hills Theatre in Country Club Hills. $34-76, All Ages) - Lattimore and Willie Clayton open.

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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 wimsradio.com 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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