Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 12/14/12 - Sunday, 12/16/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 12/14/12 - Sunday, 12/16/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Sister Hazel hits town for two shows. Plus, area appearances by Sufjan Stevens, Ed Sheeran, Wyclef Jean, Of Monsters & Men and Richard Marx.  All of this plus much more...

In The city...

Train and Ed Sheeran (7:30PM Friday at the Chicago Theatre.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Karmin and Tristan Prettyman also perform.  *** 101.9FM The Mix - Miracle on State St. ***

How to Dress Well and Beacon (9PM Friday at Co-Prosperity Sphere. $15, 17+) - Grades opens.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (10PM Friday at Lincoln Hall. $20, 21+) - Communist Daughter opens.

Mr. Gnome (9PM Friday at Beat Kitchen. $10, 17+) - Soft Speaker opens.

Sister Hazel (Two shows at 9PM on Friday and Saturday at House of Blues.  Each show is $40, 17+.  A 2 day pass is also available for $63.) - Vintage Blue and Russell Howard open.

Steve Aoki (8PM Saturday at the Congress Theater. 17+, SOLD OUT) - 12th Planet and R3hab open.

Sufjan Stevens (8:30PM Saturday at Metro. 18+, SOLD OUT) - Sheila Saputo opens.  ***The Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant on Ice ***

Trailer Park Boys (8PM Saturday at Chicago Theatre.  All Ages, SOLD OUT)

Richard Marx (7:30PM Sunday at the Park West. $43, All Ages)

The Retar Crew (9PM Sunday at Double Door.  21+, FREE) - DJ Adrienne Sanchez, Th3rdWorld and cLOUD9 open.

Wyclef Jean (8PM Sunday at City Winery. $60-125, All Ages)

Of Monsters & Men (Two shows at 7PM Sunday and Monday at the Riviera Theatre.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Elle King opens.

In The Suburbs...

Peabo Bryson and James Ingram (8PM Friday at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. $70-80, All Ages) - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and Stephanie Mills also perform.  *** The Colors of Christmas ***

John Pizzarelli (Two shows on Friday at 7:30PM and 9:45PM at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $20-40, 18+) - *** Premium booth seating is also available ***

Paul Cebar & The Tomorrow Sound (8PM Friday at SPACE in Evanston. $12-22, All Ages) - Sammy Llanas opens.

Brave Combo (9PM Saturday at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn. $15, 21+)

Clay Aiken (8PM Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $39-95, All Ages)

Janus (5PM Saturday at Another Hole in the Wall in Steger. $12) - Blue Felix, Denial Machine, Delightful Downfall, Fist to the Sky, Dead End Rebellion, Gerhart, Awaken the Grave and Radio Creeps open.  *** Dark Days of Christmas ***

Taproot and 12 Stones (2PM Sunday at The Warehouse in Valparaiso, IN.  $20, 21+) - Digital Summer, 3 Pill Morning, Prospect Hill, Dorydrive, Quick Change, Gone for Days, Dank, Spirit of Revolt, No Shelter, Overbeast, and Unforsaken open.

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