Nine $20 Shows in Chicago For National Concert Week 2019

Today kicks off National Concert Week with Live Nation – they’re offering $20 tickets to various shows hitting Chicago this summer and early fall. The deal lasts May 1 through May 7 (or as long as select tickets take to sell out) and there’s a lot of great shows hitting Chicago that are apart of the deal!

Below are my picks for the best shows that you can see in Chicago for just $20. So sit out a couple drinks at the bar or skip your coffee routine for a couple weeks: $20 tickets are worth it!


Artist Of The Month: Morgan Saint

It’s hard to believe that another month has come to an end but here we are! Out of all of the artist of the month features, I’m probably most excited to share this one. That’s no shade towards the other artists I’ve featured, but I’ve been a fan of this one in particular for over a year at this point and being able to feature her more in-depth on the blog is so exciting!

20 Acts To See at Lollapalooza 2019

Another Lollapalooza is (almost) here and I can’t believe I’m saying that I’m attending all four days AGAIN! I definitely thought it would be the end of going all weekend last year but I mean it this time when I say it’s probably the last of the four days for me. Although Lolla and music festivals in general are definitely a splurge, I can rationalize spending $395 on four days of music over $160 on one day. It’s so wild to me that going for two days (purchasing two one day passes) costs $320 and paying $75 more gets you in for TWO MORE DAYS! So I will either continue to go for four or only go to one…maybe I can convince Lollapalooza to start selling 2-day passes?

Where Are They Now? Revisiting Chicago Haze’s Artists To Watch

Ever since I started this blog, I’ve made it a priority to highlight artists that I think are  especially worth my readers’ time and artists who I think are going to make it big in the coming years or months (and sometimes even days).

It’s been a great time watching the artists I’ve specifically highlighted grown into having successful careers and cool to say I’ve been a fan since the start (I’m trying not to make it sound snobby!)

12 Pop Songs That’ll Kick Your Butt During A Workout


I’ve been wanting to update my workout playlist post for awhile, but I decided to just do a new post about some of the pop songs I’ve been listening to during my workouts that help me push through. I just recently started training for my second half marathon and my  workout playlist definitely needed a face lift. A few of these are songs that I’ve relied on for my long runs for awhile – some over a year old, and some are new ones that I’ve really enjoyed listening to.

March Madness – Every Show in Chicago Worth Checking Out Next Month

Can you believe we’re already onto the second month of 2019? It feels as though I was just creating one of these posts for shows to check out in the Fall of 2018 (here) but there’s already a ridiculous amount of amazing shows hitting Chicago next month alone that I wanted to highlight.

Note that a lot of these shows land on the same day (Can I live March 6 multiple different times so I can go to each show in Chicago that day?) so you have a TON to choose from. I should be attending at least 1/3 of these shows (my confirmed shows are noted with a *, potential shows I am covering with a +), maybe I will see you there!

This list ranges from pop to rock to R&B to COUNTRY (!!) to electronic – I know there is something for every preference and cool to recognize how diverse Chicago’s music scene is.

61st GRAMMY Awards: Nominations & Predictions

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The GRAMMYs air on Sunday, Feb. 10th this year – a bit later than last year’s ceremony (Jan. 28). While lots of people believe that the awards show really doesn’t matter in the industry, it’s still super fun to participate in award season and come up with your own predictions in regards to who is going to win what.