31 Fall Concerts in Chicago You Won’t Want To Miss
See Dave Matthews in Chicago (without, you know, the other thing)
Congratulations to everyone who spent their whole Chicago summer lounging by the lake, frolicking outside and living every moment to the fullest (quite possibly at the 35 summer concerts we suggested back in May), while the rest of us spent the past four months binging 90 Day Fiancé next to the air conditioner.
But while summer may have passed us by, it’s not too late to make this autumn one to remember — starting with our 32 must-see concerts headed to Chicago this fall.
Because what’s cooler on a Monday night — more 90 Day Fiancé or seeing one of the most talked-about rappers perform live?
Because it’s time we all agree they’re one of the best rock bands performing right now.
Because he’s way more than just Evan Hansen.
Because, after the past two years, you have more respect than ever for someone who has barely taken off their mask.
Because you’re still working through some big feelings from high school.
Because she has 29 more Grammy nominations than the rest of us.
Because you’re still not sure if he’s a real priest or just a guy with a beard and a great voice.
Because where else can you hear showtunes — covered by a punk band?
Because it’s the perfect occasion to cry at an outdoor venue.
Because you’re still just as hip as those teens on TikTok.
Because you prefer your live concerts paired with animation.
Because Japan’s most famous Poetry Rapper has arrived in Chicago.
Because they’re the best things to come out of Milwaukee since the invention of the cheese curd.
Because they’re so much more than just the band from Guitar Hero.
Because with six shows at the United Center, he’s basically a Chicagoan now.
Because you’re still not quite sure on how to get to the Love Shack.
Because she sounds just as good live.
Because she makes you regret quitting those piano lessons in fourth grade.
Because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a stadium show in a 2,500-seat theater.
Because they’ve been touring since 1964 and you still haven’t seen them perform enough.
Because you’ll get to brag to your coworkers Monday that you spent the weekend at the Symphony.
Because it’s always Bad Bitch O’Clock.
Because it’s officially flannel shirt season.
Because if nothing else goes right in 2022, at least we got a new Santigold album.
Because you have two chances in one night to see one of the Midwest’s best rappers.
Because you’ve been looking for a reason to break out that green face paint.
Because you like your rock with a side of politics.
Because she’s come so far since “Call Me Maybe.”
Because these twins are a legendary indie duo, while you and your siblings can barely keep the group chat going.
Because even the biggest music snob you know will be impressed.
Because last time he was in Chicago, things didn’t go so well.
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