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10 Acts To See At Pitchfork Music Festival This Weekend That Aren't One Of The Headliners

St. Vincent

We have to hand it to Pitchfork Music Festival this year. The headliners the fest pulled in for its 2014 edition (happening July 17-19) are not only impressive but also impressively diverse. Revered singer songwriter Beck kicks things off Friday night, recently reunited indie rock gods Neutral Milk Hotel headline on Saturday and Grammy-nominated Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar will close out the festival on Sunday. These headlining acts alone are worth the cost of your ticket but

Surabhi Introduces You To Indian and Flamenco Dancing Tonight

Garfield Park Conservatory

It's easy to find live outdoor jazz and rock throughout Chicago during the summer but if you're looking for something more culturally diverse, the Chicago Park District's Night Out In The Parks series presents "Surabhi: A Melting Pot of Music" at the beautiful Garfield Conservatory's Bluestone Terrace Outdoor Park tonight. 

Get Your Fill Of World Class Country Music & BBQ At Windy City Smokeout This Weekend

Windy City Smokeout

Truth be told, Windy City Smokeout has concocted the perfect recipe for a weekend of country fun in an urban setting. 

Some of the country's best barbecuers bring pounds upon pounds of smokey, saucy goodness to the scenic lot located off Grand Avenue along the Chicago River while nearly a dozen of America's finest country musicians take the stage this Friday through Sunday (July 11-13). 

An Insider's Guide to Chicago's July Street Festivals

Taste of Lincoln Ave

Summer is halfway through and if you haven't started experiencing the fun of Chicago's different neighborhoods yet, it's time to start. What better a way to sample Chicago's different cultures, food, art and music than to get them all in one place? 

Preview: Lollapalooza 2014


Lollapalooza, August 1-3 in Grant Park, is one of the largest music festivals in the nation and one of Chicago's top destination events, with last year's installation reportedly drawing more than 100,000 attendees per day. Outside of the crowd and the expansive festival site, the size of the artist roster alone is enough to make the three-day, genre-spanning festival daunting and difficult to

Weekend Alert: June 27-29


The gloomy weather this week has been a bit of a buzzkill, yes, but the forecast is projecting some hot, hot weather this weekend! Why not celebrate some true summer weather by getting outside and checking out these cool events around the city, including a race of dragons and some praiseworthy music. You won't be disappointed!

Your Guide to the 2014 Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Chicago Gospel Festival

Chicago's annual Gospel Music Festival is one of the largest in the country, occupying various locations through the city for three full days, starting Friday, June 27th through the 29th. The most praiseworthy part of this festival? The free admission to all events. 

Old St. Pat's The World's Largest Block Party Is Here!

World's Largest Block Party

It just so happens that Chicago's oldest public building is throwing the world's largest block party and it all happens this weekend, June 27th and 28th!

Jazzin' at the Shedd is Back for the Summer

Jazzin at the Shedd

You'll be groovin' with the fishies this week when the Shedd Aquarium kicks off its wildly popular Jazzin' at the Shedd series. Celebrating a striking 20th anniversary this year the Aquarium has gathered another summer's worth of local musicians and even expanded its programming to please the analytical as well as the artistic. You can catch these concerts every Wednesday beginning tomorrow (June 25) through September 3. 

Weekend Alert: June 20-22

Buckingham Fountain

This weekend, we can finally say summer is officially upon us. Celebrate the start of the summer solstice with some great events happening around Chicago. Get to it!

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