Chicago Spring / Summer Concerts & Festivals 2019


Well Chicago, another fall and winter in the can and although we experienced record cold temperatures, Chicago's nightlife brought the heat. The concert and events schedule was on fire. As the days begin to get longer and the temperature rises, from the looks of this calendar of events, concerts and festivals, the spring and summer is gonna be just a lit. There will be PLENTY of reasons to get outside and into parks, onto rooftops and more. Check out this schedule of concerts and festivals to look for. Store it. Save it. I'm sure more will be added as the season kicks in.

Ravi Coltrane at Jazz Showcase Apr. 3-7

Norman Connors & Jean Carn at The Promontory Apr. 5

Eric B. & Rakim at House Of Blues Apr. 6

Caetano Veloso at Symphony Center Apr. 9

The Nth Power at Martyr's Apr. 11

Cecile McLorin Salvant at Symphony Center Apr. 12

Lupe Fiasco at Navy Pier Apr. 12

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at The Promontory Apr. 12

Dungeon Family Reunion ft. Big Boi, Goodie Mob at House Of Blues Apr. 14

Jesse Boykins III at The Promontory Apr. 18

Brian McKnight, Stokley of Mint Condition at The Venue Horseshoe Apr. 19

Morris Day & The Time, Sheila E at The Venue Horseshoe Apr. 20

Big Freedia at The Promontory Apr. 21

Valerie June at Park West Apr. 22

Liv Warfield at City Winery Apr. 23

Makaya McCraven w/ Resavoir at Empty Bottle Apr. 25

Eric Roberson at City Winery Apr. 25-27

Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def at Concord Music Hall Apr. 27

Onra, Devin Morrison at Lincoln Hall Apr. 28

PJ Morton at City Winery Apr. 30

Murs at SubT Apr. 30

Kendrick Scott Oracle at Constellation May 2

Chick Corea at Symphony Center May 3

Lizzo at The Riviera May 3-4

Nate Smith & Kinfolk at Space May 4

Santigold at Vic Theatre May 8

IFE at Sleeping Village May 9

Nicole Mitchell, Tomeika Reid & Mike Reed at Constellation May 10-11

Jeffrey Osborne & Peabo Bryson at The Venue Horseshoe May 10

Black Coffee at Concord Music Hall May 11

Lizz Wright at City Winery May 14

Mulatu Astatke at Garfield Park Conservatory May 14

George Benson at The Venue Horseshoe May 17

FKJ at Concord Music Hall May 17

Snarky Puppy at The Riviera May 18

Blu & Exile at SubT May 18

Loose Ends ft. Jane Eugene May 18

Roy Ayers at City Winery May 22-23

Chicago House Music Festival ft. Reel People, Tony Humphries and more at Millennium Park May 23-25

Rahsaan Patterson at City Winery May 24

India Arie at The Venue Horseshoe May 24

Jamila Woods at Thalia Hall May 26

Jorja Smith, Kali Uchis at Aragon Ballroom May 28

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Aragon Ballroom May 31

Jay Electronica at The Promontory May 31

Wu-Tang Clan at Aragon Ballroom Jun. 1

Hyde Park Brew Fest in Downtown Hyde Park Jun. 1-2

David Murray, Kahil El Zabar at The Promontory Jun. 2

Anderson Paak, Thundercat & Noname at Northerly Island Jun. 4

Wayne Shorter at Symphony Center Jun. 7

Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronnie Laws, Norman Connors, Jean Carn at The Promontory Jun. 7

Raheem DeVaughn at City Winery Jun. 7

Stephen Marley at Park West Jun. 9

Ari Lennox at Bottom Lounge Jun. 9

Maceo Parker at Space Jun. 13

The Comet Is Coming at Sleeping Village Jun. 14

Jon B at City Winery Jun. 14

Marquis Hill Blacktet at Space Jun. 16

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles at Jay Pritzker Pavillion Jun 17

Digable Planets w/ Kweku Collins at Out Of Space Jun. 20

Tweet, Samoht at The Promontory Jun. 20

Chi-Soul Fest at Navy Pier Jun. 21-22

Mali Music at Chop Shop Jun. 22

Chucho Valdes & Jazz Batá w/ Fareed Haque at Jay Pritzker Pavillion Jun. 24

Lion Babe at Reggies Rock Club Jun. 25

Christian Scott at City Winery Jun. 29

Sergio Mendes at City Winery Jun. 30

Angie Stone at City Winery July 5

Chosen Few Festival ft. Thelma Houston, Taana Gardner, Lady Alma, David Morales and more at Jackson Park July 6

Chaka Khan, Michael McDonald at Ravinia July 6

Maxwell at Ravinia July 9

De La Soul, Taylor Bennett at Petrillo Band Shell July 12

Sadat X, El Da Sensei at SubT July 12

Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Carl Thomas & Mase at Northerly Island July 13

India Arie, Meshell NdegeOcello, Bilal at Petrillo Band Shell July 14

Yuna at Bottom Lounge July 14

Van Hunt at Space July 16

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's J Dilla Orchestra at Jay Pritzker Pavillion July 18

Pitchfork Festival ft. Stereolab, Khruangbin, Ibeyi, Isley Brothers, Mavis Staples and more at Union Park July 19-21

The Silver Room Block Park in Downtown Hyde Park July 20

Jeff Bradshaw featuring Marquel Jordan at City Winery July 22

Los Amigos Invisibles at Jay Pritzker Pavillion July 25

Tortured Soul at City Winery July 24

Oleta Adams at City Winery July 25

Earth Wind & Fire at Chicago Theatre July 27-28

Corinne Bailey Rae at Thalia Hall July 28

Conya Doss, Gordon Chambers at City Winery July 30

Kool Keith at The Promontory Aug. 1

Marsha Ambrosius at City Winery Aug. 2

"Love Love Love": Chicago Celebrates the Music of Donny Hathaway at Jay Pritzker Pavillion Aug. 5

Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington Aug. 10

Gladys Knight at Chicago Theatre Aug. 10

3 Yards Bangin' House Fest Aug. 17

Omar, Mark de Clive-Lowe at City Winery Aug. 20

Pearl Fest featuring Robert Glasper, Avery Sunshine, Lizz Wright, Terri Lynn Carrington at 39th Street Beach Aug. 24

Lalah Hathaway at City Winery Aug. 27-29

Chicago Jazz Festival featuring Cecile McLorin Salvant, Eddie Palmieri, Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Joel Ross, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Freddy Cole and more at Millennium Park Aug. 29 - Sept. 1

Benny Sings at Sleeping Village Sept. 10

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