Best concerts in Chicago

Check out the top concerts in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Millennium Park
1. Millennium Park
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569 local reviews
Millennium Park, Chicago
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Grace
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for…
Anthony
This 24.5-acre park might be one of the most popular gathering spots in the city, known for its free concerts,…
Lilly
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for…
1. Millennium Park
1. Millennium Park
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569 local reviews
Millennium Park, Chicago
Grace
Grace
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural…
Anthony
Anthony
This 24.5-acre park might be one of the most popular gathering spots in the city, known for its free concerts, famous public art…
Lilly
Lilly
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for free cultural programs…
2. United Center
2. United Center
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107 local reviews
1901 W Madison St, Chicago
+1 312-455-4500
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A.G.
Home of the Chicago's basketball team, the Bulls, and hockey team, the Blackhawks. Also a popular concert…
Travis
Want to catch a Bull's game or a Blackshawk game. Or maybe a concert. Within walking distance or take a free…
Andrea
This is a great place to catch a bulls game, concert or whatever show is visiting Chicago. Tickets are low in…
2. United Center
2. United Center
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107 local reviews
1901 W Madison St, Chicago
+1 312-455-4500
A.G.
A.G.
Home of the Chicago's basketball team, the Bulls, and hockey team, the Blackhawks. Also a popular concert venue for popular artists'…
Travis
Travis
Want to catch a Bull's game or a Blackshawk game. Or maybe a concert. Within walking distance or take a free shuttle from Union Park or…
Andrea
Andrea
This is a great place to catch a bulls game, concert or whatever show is visiting Chicago. Tickets are low in price and venue is a 5 min…
3. Soldier Field
3. Soldier Field
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158 local reviews
1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago
+1 312-235-7000
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Mary Joan
Soldier Field is so close to us I love it! We go to see the Bears, concerts and festivals. This year Beyonce…
Dominique
Stadium of the Chicago Bears (NFL). Concerts and other events are also held here annually. You can access via…
Bryan
Chart topping concert headliners, along with events such as international soccer competitions, races for…
3. Soldier Field
3. Soldier Field
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158 local reviews
1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago
+1 312-235-7000
Mary Joan
Mary Joan
Soldier Field is so close to us I love it! We go to see the Bears, concerts and festivals. This year Beyonce and ColdPlay will be here, and…
Dominique
Dominique
Stadium of the Chicago Bears (NFL). Concerts and other events are also held here annually. You can access via car OR a 15-20 minute scenic…
Bryan
Bryan
Chart topping concert headliners, along with events such as international soccer competitions, races for causes, and awesome fireworks…
4. Aragon Ballroom
4. Aragon Ballroom
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75 local reviews
1106 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 773-561-9500
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David
This is a concert venue. Be prepared for high costs for alcohol and parking. The architecture is very cool…
Graz Anton
What an amazing venue for concerts. Looks like an opera house. Legend has it that the secret tunnels under the…
Aaron
Local concert venue. Many great indie and up and coming artists perform here. Great architecture. Batman fans…
4. Aragon Ballroom
4. Aragon Ballroom
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75 local reviews
1106 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 773-561-9500
David
David
This is a concert venue. Be prepared for high costs for alcohol and parking. The architecture is very cool. You climb a staircase to the…
Graz Anton
Graz Anton
What an amazing venue for concerts. Looks like an opera house. Legend has it that the secret tunnels under the nearby Green Mill, a…
Aaron
Aaron
Local concert venue. Many great indie and up and coming artists perform here. Great architecture. Batman fans - this is where they filmed…
5. Old Town School of Folk Music
5. Old Town School of Folk Music
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72 local reviews
4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 773-728-6000
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Patty
Local venue with artists from singer-songwriters, jazz, ensembles and more. From Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dar…
David
We have volunteered here almost weekly since 1998 – one of our favorite places in Chicago (we got married in…
Christine
Two Old Town School performance spaces (across the street from each other) anchor the neighborhood as a hub of…
5. Old Town School of Folk Music
5. Old Town School of Folk Music
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72 local reviews
4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 773-728-6000
Patty
Patty
Local venue with artists from singer-songwriters, jazz, ensembles and more. From Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dar Williams, Bruce Cockburn, Los…
David
David
We have volunteered here almost weekly since 1998 – one of our favorite places in Chicago (we got married in their smaller concert hall)…
Christine
Christine
Two Old Town School performance spaces (across the street from each other) anchor the neighborhood as a hub of folk and world music. Check…
6. Jay Pritzker Pavilion
6. Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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38 local reviews
201 E Randolph St, Chicago
+1 312-742-1168
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Michael
Less movie theater, more outdoor concert hall. This is one of the gem's of Chicago that offers complimentary…
Sarah & Jim
Several times a week during the summer, there are free outdoor concerts here. There's traditional seating and…
Peter And Krista
Amazing free concert series like Blues Fest, New Music Mondays ( iron and wine, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists,…
6. Jay Pritzker Pavilion
6. Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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38 local reviews
201 E Randolph St, Chicago
+1 312-742-1168
Michael
Michael
Less movie theater, more outdoor concert hall. This is one of the gem's of Chicago that offers complimentary entertainment. Lot's of…
Sarah & Jim
Sarah & Jim
Several times a week during the summer, there are free outdoor concerts here. There's traditional seating and a giant lawn, where you can…
Peter And Krista
Peter And Krista
Amazing free concert series like Blues Fest, New Music Mondays ( iron and wine, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, etc), free concerts by the…
7. Wrigley Field
7. Wrigley Field
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627 local reviews
1060 W Addison St, Chicago
+1 773-404-2827
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Nick
You can't visit Chicago without seeing the Cubbies!!! Take in a game or just visit the stadium and it's…
Guy
Experience the 2016 World Series Champs in the 2nd oldest Major League Baseball stadium in the United States…
Sharon
Go Cubbies!!! Take the L (blue to red line) or L and Addison bus. Summer concerts too! Foo Fighters voted…
7. Wrigley Field
7. Wrigley Field
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627 local reviews
1060 W Addison St, Chicago
+1 773-404-2827
Nick
Nick
You can't visit Chicago without seeing the Cubbies!!! Take in a game or just visit the stadium and it's surrounding bars. Bleacher seats are…
Guy
Guy
Experience the 2016 World Series Champs in the 2nd oldest Major League Baseball stadium in the United States and live concerts in warmer…
Sharon
Sharon
Go Cubbies!!! Take the L (blue to red line) or L and Addison bus. Summer concerts too! Foo Fighters voted best concert 2015.
8. United Center
8. United Center
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40 local reviews
W Monroe St, Chicago
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Christine
Whether you want to see the Chicago Blackhawks play, the Bulls, a concert or just shopping for Chicago sports…
Crystal
Home of the Chicago Bulls and the Blackhawks. They also host an array of concerts and entertainment for…
Amado
Home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. Also used as a concert venue hosting some of the best…
8. United Center
8. United Center
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40 local reviews
W Monroe St, Chicago
Christine
Christine
Whether you want to see the Chicago Blackhawks play, the Bulls, a concert or just shopping for Chicago sports apparel this hotspot stadium…
Crystal
Crystal
Home of the Chicago Bulls and the Blackhawks. They also host an array of concerts and entertainment for families. It is 5 mins away from…
Amado
Amado
Home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. Also used as a concert venue hosting some of the best musical acts from around the…
9. The Riviera Theatre
9. The Riviera Theatre
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51 local reviews
4746 N Racine Ave, Chicago
+1 773-275-6800
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Nala & Owen
The Riviera Theatre is a central part of the Chicago’s past and present. Transformed into a private nightclub…
Aaron
Local concert venue. Many great indie and up and coming artists perform here. Great architecture.
Liz
Awesome concert hall that houses traveling music acts. Check out their playbill for your stay!
9. The Riviera Theatre
9. The Riviera Theatre
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51 local reviews
4746 N Racine Ave, Chicago
+1 773-275-6800
Nala & Owen
Nala & Owen
The Riviera Theatre is a central part of the Chicago’s past and present. Transformed into a private nightclub in 1986, the Riviera Theatre…
Aaron
Aaron
Local concert venue. Many great indie and up and coming artists perform here. Great architecture.
Liz
Liz
Awesome concert hall that houses traveling music acts. Check out their playbill for your stay!
10. United Center
10. United Center
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47 local reviews
United Center, Chicago
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Bridget
Bulls and Hawks games. There are also concerts at the UC. We have a bar which has a free shuttle to games and…
Shauna
Concerts, Black Hawks and Bulls Games here. You could walk IF you wanted to and avoid the traffic. 30min.
Fiona
See awesome concerts and sporting event. Literally less than two blocks from my place so free parking!
10. United Center
10. United Center
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47 local reviews
United Center, Chicago
Bridget
Bridget
Bulls and Hawks games. There are also concerts at the UC. We have a bar which has a free shuttle to games and events.
Shauna
Shauna
Concerts, Black Hawks and Bulls Games here. You could walk IF you wanted to and avoid the traffic. 30min.
Fiona
Fiona
See awesome concerts and sporting event. Literally less than two blocks from my place so free parking!
11. Grant Park
11. Grant Park
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106 local reviews
Grant Park, Chicago
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Jennifer
Take a picnic. Ride your bike. Take in a free concert or dance lessons...there are always fun things going on…
Christopher
See the Bean, See Buckingham Fountain, catch a concert at Jay Pritzker Pavilian or ice skate in the winter…
Bryan
Free outdoor tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, baseball fields, and countless events including concerts,…
11. Grant Park
11. Grant Park
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106 local reviews
Grant Park, Chicago
Jennifer
Jennifer
Take a picnic. Ride your bike. Take in a free concert or dance lessons...there are always fun things going on in Grant park! It's Chicago's…
Christopher
Christopher
See the Bean, See Buckingham Fountain, catch a concert at Jay Pritzker Pavilian or ice skate in the winter. This is a one of Chicago's…
Bryan
Bryan
Free outdoor tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, baseball fields, and countless events including concerts, races, etc held here…
12. Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
12. Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
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236 local reviews
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 312-280-2660
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Pat
You can find the cutting edge of the international art world at your fingertips in this amazing and expertly…
Jessica
Great place for a date night or afternoon out. During the summer they have free live jazz concerts outside…
Anne
I never visited this museum until I lived here, but it is a gem. Great size. Do-able in an afternoon. Free on…
12. Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
12. Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
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236 local reviews
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 312-280-2660
Pat
Pat
You can find the cutting edge of the international art world at your fingertips in this amazing and expertly curated museum. They also have…
Jessica
Jessica
Great place for a date night or afternoon out. During the summer they have free live jazz concerts outside (this event is family friendly). …
Anne
Anne
I never visited this museum until I lived here, but it is a gem. Great size. Do-able in an afternoon. Free on Tuesdays with outdoor concerts…