This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This week... Trombone Shorty finishes up a two night stand. Plus area appearances by DJ Shadow, Jo Dee Messina, Nada Surf, Of Montreal, Young Jeezy, 3 Doors Down and Kenny Loggins. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Two shows at 7:30PM Thursday and Friday at Park West. Each show is $33, 18+) - Air Dubai opens.
DJ Shadow (Doors open at 10PM Friday at the Mid. $22, 21+) - DJ Intel, Zebo and DJ Moppy. *** Early arrival is strongly suggested. No dress code ***
High on Fire (9PM Friday at Double Door. $22, 21+) - Goatwhore and Lo-Pan open.
Jo Dee Messina (7PM Friday at the Congress Theater. $25, All Ages - Ladies get in free all night) - Steel Magnolia, Mark Wills and The Makena Hartlin Band open. *** This concert has been moved from the Portage Theater to the Congress Theater ***
Tiësto (7PM Friday at UIC Pavillion. $47-63) - Zedd opens. *** Tickets purchased for the original October 13th date will be honored for the new event on Friday, Decmber 7th. Fans unable to attend the new date may receive a refund at the original point of purchase upon request ***
The Blind Boys of Alabama (8PM Saturday at City Winery. $38-45, All Ages) - Ernie Hendrickson opens.
Boys Noize (Midnight Saturday at House of Blues. $42, 17+) - Djedjotronic and LE1F also perform. *** This event has moved from the Aragon Ballroom to House of Blues. Tickets purchased for the Aragon Ballroom will be honored at the House of Blues. Refunds are available at point of purchase if requested. New time, midnight. Must be 17 years of age or older with valid ID ***
Dave Koz (8PM Saturday at the Chicago Theatre. $57-104, All Ages) - David Benoit, Sheila E., Javier Colon and Margo Rey open. *** Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour ***
Nada Surf (9PM Saturday at Metro. $22, 18+) - Endless Summers and Bailiff open.
Young Jeezy (7PM Saturday at Congress Theater. $50-100. 17+)
Of Montreal (6:30PM Sunday at Metro. $22, All Ages) - Foxygen and Wild Belle open.
Scott Lucas & The Married Men (8PM Sunday at the Hideout. $8, 21+) - Purple Apple opens. *** 3rd Annual Hideout Holiday Music Hour ***
Straight No Chaser (Two shows at 3PM and 8PM Sunday at the Chicago Theatre. Each show $44-64, All Ages)
In The Suburbs...
Air Supply (8PM Friday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $39-79, All Ages)
Coco Montoya (8:30PM Friday at the Montrose Room in the InterContinental O'Hare Chicago Hotel in Rosemont. $10-15, 18+)
Chiodos (4PM Saturday at Moejoe's in Joliet. $28, All Ages) - I See Stars, Make Me Famous, Get Scared!, Sworn In, Visions, Heartlist, Famous Last Words, Even Cameras Lie and I am King open. *** A Very GK Festival ***
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (9PM Eastern time Saturday at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI. $20-42, 5+. Minors must be accompanied by an adult age twenty-one or over. No children under five years of age admitted)
Flatfoot 56 (9PM Saturday at the Brauerhouse in Lombard. $8-12, 21+) -
Gary Hoey (8PM Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $15-25, All Ages)
Joan Sebastian (7PM Saturday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. $50-150, All Ages)
Johnny Mathis (8PM Saturday at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont. $78-109, All Ages)
Kenny Loggins (8PM Saturday at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN. $51-72, 21+)
The Moody Blues (8PM Saturday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. $53-100, 21+)
Sammy Llanas (8:30PM Saturday at the Montrose Room in the InterContinental O'Hare Chicago Hotel in Rosemont. $12-22)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Two shows at 3PM and 8PM Saturday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. $41-81, All Ages)
3 Doors Down (7PM Sunday at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont. $50-71, All Ages) - Daughtry and P.O.D. open.
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