20 Shows To Put On Your Radar in Chicago This Fall

While we’re still deep into the middle of the summer here in Chicago, it’s never too early to start putting fall shows on your radar. I think it’s been decided (at least on my end) that fall in Chicago always has a ridiculous amount of live music and this year is no different!

With the large amount of music venues in the city, it’s easy to lose track of what shows are coming up and where they’re at – so I’ve made it easier for my readers to keep track of the best shows coming up in one place!

Below is a list of 20 shows (yes, it’s a lot) that I think are worth checking out this September and October. There are definitely some gems coming up even later in the year, but I don’t want to overwhelm you all (or myself, honestly). Each show listed below has only ONE sentence as to why I think you should go – and writing just one proved to be harder than I anticipated!

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My Favorite Albums & Songs of 2019 – So Far

July 2 marks the official half way point of 2019 and that’s honestly terrifying to admit. I realized that I was too excited about all of the amazing music that’s been released this year already to wait until the end of the year to do a round-up post of my favorite releases – so why not share one at the six month mark?

I don’t want to share these in any particular order because it’s definitely going to fluctuate as the months continue. You can follow my “Best of 2019” playlist here.

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

WINTER PLAYLIST

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.