This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This weekend is a guitar slingers galore as both Slash and Steve Vai head to town. Plus, area appearances by The Avett Brothers, Zak Brown Band, Joe Jackson ?uestlove and Mission of Burma. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
The Avett Brothers (7:30PM Friday at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. $59, All Ages) - Justin Townes Earle opens.
Flosstradamus and Dillon Francis (9PM Friday at The Mid. 21+, Advance ticket sales are SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door on the night of the event) - DJ Zebo also performs. Early arrival is strongly suggested. No dress code. *** Part of the Red Bull Thre3style series ***
Florida Georgia Line (8:45PM Friday at Joe's Bar. $8, 21+) - The Cadillac Black opens.
Joe Jackson & The Bigger Band (8PM Friday at the Vic Theatre. $69, 18+)
Macabre (9PM Friday at Cobra Lounge. $12-15, 21+) - Morgue Supplier, Miles From Exile and Violent Kill open.
Redgrave (10PM Friday at Empty Bottle. $10, 21+) - Moon Duo and Verma open.
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (7:30PM Friday at the Riviera Theatre. $49, 18+) - Foxy Shazam and Lovehammers open.
Steve Vai (8:30PM Friday at House of Blues. $52, 17+) - Beverly McClellan also performs.
Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall (10PM Friday at Logan Square Auditorium. $18, 17+) - Bare Mutants open.
Ian Hunter and Nick Tremulis (Two shows at 8PM Friday and Saturday at City Winery. Saturday's show is SOLD OUT. Friday's show is $40-55. All Ages)
?uestlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Cosmo Baker (9PM Saturday at Metro. $8, 21+) - *** Part of the Red Bull Thre3style series ***
Datsik (8PM Saturday at Congress Theater. $20, 17+) - Delta Heavy, Bare Noize and AFK open.
Kevin Hart (8PM Saturday at United Center. $66-137, All Ages)
Grizzly Bear (7:30PM Sunday at the Riviera Theatre. $43, All Ages) - Lower Dens open.
Marcia Ball (Two shows at 5PM and 8PM Sunday at the Old Town School of Folk Music. $19-23, All Ages)
Mission of Burma (9PM Sunday at Lincoln Hall. $20, 21+) - Bear Claw opens.
In The Suburbs...
Chatham County Line (8PM Friday at the American Legion Hall in Evanston. $15-20, All Ages) - Bubbly Creek Bluegrass Band opens.
Jim Peterik's Lifeforce (7:30PM Friday at Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. $33-43, All Ages)
Ronnie Baker Brooks (9PM Friday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $15-38, 18+) - Cedric Burnside Project opens. Premium booth seating is also available.
Shawn Colvin (8PM Friday at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. $38-40, All Ages)
The Guess Who (Saturday at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN. $40-57, 21+)
The Steepwater Band and Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts (11AM Saturday at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. $20, All Ages) - Part of the "Hopstring Festival."
Zac Brown Band (7PM Sunday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. $39-79, All Ages)
Filed under: Weekend Music Spotlight