Summer is half over, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy summer concerts. Although Lollapalooza and Bruce Springsteen tickets are sold out, here are five highly entertaining shows Chicago music fans can catch this season.
The biggest rock group out today, Coldplay has one of the most anticipated tours of the summer. Fans can see Chris Martin‘s energetic performance while the band plays songs from their latest hit album, Mylo Xyloto.
Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
1901 W. Madison
Chicago, IL 60612
Purchase tickets online: $49.50-$110
For classical music fans, there is the Rush Hour Concert Series with classical music performed by some of the top opera singers in the country. Enjoy concerts after work and hear singers like Emily Birsan perform selections from Don Pasquale at the beautiful St. James Cathedral.
Tuesday, July 31 at 5:45 p.m.
St. James Cathedral
65 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Denver group Tennis has been building a buzz with their pop-rock album, Young and Old. Their music has been featured in campaigns for designers Tory Birch and Marc Jacobs. They should build a bigger audience while on their current summer tour.
Sunday, July 29 at 8 p.m.
2424 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Purchase Tickets Online: $15
The folk-rock superstars bring their powerful show to Chicago this summer. They will be performing songs from their latest album, Babel.
Thursday, August 16 at 8 p.m.
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State
Chicago, IL 60601
Purchase Tickets Online : $49.50
This annual concert series rocks for a good cause. The block party donates proceeds to Rock for Kids, a music education program. See performances from Chicago-based band Wilco, “Once” star Glen Hansard and Corin Tucker Band.
Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at 5 p.m.
1354 W. Wabansia
Chicago, IL 60642
Purchase Tickets Online: $40-$60