I was super excited to get tickets to Jingle Bash this year because, well of course, Taylor Swift was headlining. Swift has never done a radio concert performance like this in Chicago – and she’s only doing three other ones across the country during this holiday season, so I knew that I had to jump at the chance.
I know that a lot of people think this is WAY too early to be starting a list…but I actually started my predictions list earlier last year (you can read the post here). I only recently just started paying attention to rumors and I get the majority of my info from Reddit – as well as guesses that I’ve come up with on my own. I think guessing headliners is a lot trickier compared to being able to place the undercards – since Lollapalooza changed their format to four days in 2016, it’s fairly easy to guess the majority of an undercard if you’re as into music as I am.
A lot of people ask me about the music scene in Chicago and I’m hoping that this post can be used as a guide that people can return to in order to learn more about the unique music venues in Chicago. I feel like I’ve been to so many of them (I’ve been to all of the ones I’ve listed below except one), and it’s awesome that the city is so massive that I probably won’t ever actually get to every single venue.
I have been working on this blog post for awhile, but I had so many ideas for it that I needed time to really draw out how I wanted it to go. Thank you to those who voted on my Twitter and Instagram polls on what you wanted to see: it helped so much!
At the end of August, Red Bull Sound Select announced that they would be bringing 30 Days of Live Music to Chicago this fall, with performances from up and coming performers of all genres. Some big names set to perform include Migos, Khalid, Kehlani and many more. Chicago natives Whitney, Noname, and Eryn Allen Kane are also slated to perform at their own shows.
Last year, Red Bull Sound Select brought this event to Los Angeles, where artists like Pusha T, HAIM, Jhené Aiko, Charli XCX, Aurora and more were on the bill.
September 1st marks the (unofficial) start of fall and I’m too excited for these shows hitting Chicago in the next few months.
There are SO many great artists visiting Chicago during the fall but I chose to highlight these 10! I’m hoping to get to at least half of these (I have tickets to four of them so far), and I hope that you learn something or even buy tickets after reading this post!
Here we go: the final recap post of my four post installation of my Lollapalooza 2017 Weekend. This was a lot of writing and a LOT of will power to keep going – but I’m glad to see that there was interest in reading these posts!
Click here to read my Day One (Thursday) recap to learn how the festival’s evacuation unfolded.
Click here to read my Day Two (Friday) recap and see who some of my favorite acts of the weekend were.
Click here to ready my Day Three (Saturday) recap and see who left me majorly disappointed.
For another quick recap, I separated my Lollapalooza 2017 posts by day this year after my Twitter followers voted for me to post them separate compared to one long post reviewing the entire weekend.